NOW YOU CAN TAKE ACTION ABOUT THIS POOR ANIMAL: Wounded coyote ran into a plaza in Rochester, New York (letter to send)
REMEMBER: HE REPRESENTS 4 MILLION ANIMALS WHO ARE TREATED IN THE SIMILAR DISGRACEFUL MANNER IN THE WILD. THERE IS NO LAW TO PROTECT THEM.
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This exhausted and wounded coyote ran into a plaza in Rochester, New York looking for refuge from a vicious hunter and his pack of dogs who had attacked him (note injuries front and back legs). Surrounded by media, curious onlookers, and officers from the Department of Environmental Conservation, the coyote was then dragged with a catch pole and loaded into the hunters truck with his dogs.
Terrified, the coyote was then taken to a wooded area to be finished off by the dogs. This atrocity all witnessed by and under the control of the DEC officers in New York; allowing the arrogant hunter to act like he owned the wild coyote and had the right have him ripped apart by dogs! If you have the courage you can have a look on the atrocities done to coyotes : http://coyoteinfo.typepad.com/photos/cruelty_in_the_woods/
This "coyote problem" is a people problem, of that there is no doubt. By continuing to develop park land and open spaces you have pushed your furry neighbors right into your yards - enough so that they can grab your cats for lunch. I know that New York cites "public safety" for coyote trapping, but this is a laughable reason. Your odds of being attacked by an animal that is not your pet? 1 in 4,200,000. The odds of dying accidentally by a gun? 1 in 5,314. That's far more dangerous than any coyote.I'm very outraged and disgusted over the inhumane and callous stand the officers took in this case. At the VERY LEAST, the officers should have called the animal control officer and had the coyote humanely euthanized --assuming the law wouldn't allow for medical care and release. Perhaps there was a wildlife rehabilitation center in or near Rochester where the coyote could have received help and after healing, been set free in a wild area.