posted on Feb, 9 2013 @ 05:32 PM
Originally posted by Hushabye
You should be arrested for animal cruelty and imprisoned.
I realize it's difficult for city dwellers to appreciate the issues here. Hunting coyotes is LEGAL in many places, as it is where I live. You can
shoot a coyote any time for no reason at all. I don;t know that there are bounties being paid at this point, but there have in the past. No one is
going to be arrested for "animal cruelty" and imprisoned for this. If you seriously think so you'll have to get over it. Ain't gonna happen.
Coyotes are predators who normally hunt in packs. They'll eat your chickens, your livestock, your pets, or even you if they get a chance, not to
mention any other wild living thiing out there. Once they target a ranch, they persist night after night until all your own animals are gone. Keeping
them out of something like a chicken coop is a near impossibility. They burrow under fences or climb them.
A band of coyotes is a much worse threat to a rancher's livlihood than a bear or two or even a cougar loose in the woods. Those animals don't take
much and what they do take lasts them a long time. Compared to them a band of coyotes is like a hoarde of locusts which devastates a crop. It's a war
out there, one you can pretend does not exist.
The thing is you city dwellers who get your meat wrapped in cellophane where the blood of the meat is absorbed by what amounts to a tampon napkin,
will freak out if a single coyote enters your neighborhood and begins to take out your cats and small dogs. You start putting up posters because your
wittle wiffle-poo went missing, and when you finally figure out it might be a coyote you freak out, call all your kids indoors, and demand the cops
"do something" to protect your perfect neighborhoods of cul-de-sacs.
"Animal cruelty" is when the coyotes take out your last laying hens. "Animal cruelty" is when they destroy your milk calf. "Animal cruelty" is
when they corner your family cat near the barn and rip it to shreds. "Animal cruelty" is when a "single' coyote comes out of the woods and gives
your dog a good run, then disappears and another 'single' coyote does the same thing until your dog is exhausted, then the entire band comes out and
takes out your dog.
What a life you've got in your heat-pump cozy world, where meat and eggs magically appear for your meals and you self-righteously crticize anyone who
dares defend himself and his way of life so that he might continue to feed you.