Coyotes are loyal to their mates and pups, and are helpful in keeping rodent populations in check. The uninformed treat them mercilessly. USDA Wildlife Services needs to be reformed, and Congressman DeFasio et al., is working on it. Best to call your representative to have them support The Refuge from Cruel Trapping Act (H.R. 1438).
Brooks Fahy has been working for decades to save wild animals from painful traps — and while he has seen hundreds of sad cases, there’s one coyote he’ll never forget.
Fahy, who is the executive director of the nonprofit Predator Defense, received a call from a concerned citizen about an animal caught in a trap. After scouring the Oregon woods, he found the young coyote — his leg was badly pinched in a leghold trap.
“When I walked up on that coyote, he looked at me and then he looked down, like he was ready to accept his fate,” Fahy told The Dodo.
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