From the Forums: Coyotes: Friend, Foe, Nuisance?

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TreeHuggerForever writes:

It seems that lately there have been a lot more stories about coyote attacks on both livestock and people's pets. I know that this is mainly because of human encroachment on wildlife habitats. Still, it is devastating to both farmer's and pet owners...I don't really agree with killing any predators for doing what they are instinctively born to do. If it's okay for humans to kill animals for food, fur and pleasure, then what gives them the right to kill animals that kill for food? But the point is, farmers are losing valuable livestock and people are losing precious pets. What is the solution? Is there one?

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