I'm worried about the coyotes in my neighborhood
February 13, 2010 5:16pm CST
I just had a conversation with a friend of mine. She's against the killing of coyotes, there was a sighting of one just recently walking across a playground with a school in behind. Men have taken up arms and gone out into the wild to take care of the coyote problem. There is a man somewhere close by who is offering a prize to the person who kills the biggest coyote. Now I'm concerned about the problem too . Don't get me wrong, I love animals. But I think my friend is wrong in her thinking that we should not kill wild animals but instead learn how to live with them. I don't agree with that statement, I worry about overpopulation and disease. I know that you have to thin out a population of certain animals from time to time. But I don't agree with senseless killings though. The kind where animals are killed needlessly like just for one body part or for skin. What do you think? Do you think there's a way that humans and animals can co-exist in a healthy way? Do you support needless killings?
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13 Feb 10
I agree whole heartedly with what you are saying. Wild animals should only be killed on an as needed basis, not as a sport and boast about what has taken place. In my opinion a reward is not necessary, because to certain individuals it will then seem like a sport or competition, and that is wrong. A few times out of the year I will hear coyotes move past where I live in the night. Coyotes are not a social creature and should not be feared, but caution should always be in mind.
13 Feb 10
I always feel that killing an animal should be the absolute last resort. The only choice someone should have on killing an animal is if they were in imminent danger and there lives were literally hanging in the balance. Animals like us humans were all created by God above so why should we play executioner. There is always alternative options to killing an animal. Relocation would be the best and safest way to get the animals out of the areas where they should not roam or be.