Target: Tom Beck, Mayor of Arcadia, California
Goal: Reverse your decision to slaughter coyotes.
Recently, the Arcadia City Council voted to hire a contractor to kill coyotes as a means of population control. This slaughter is cruel, ineffective and must be stopped.
The current plan would call for the contractor to trap and then kill numerous coyotes. Trapping is an extremely cruel and stressful situation for wild animals, which in this case is then followed by a brutal execution. It can also catch non-targeted animals including protected wildlife. Animals have been known to chew off limbs in order to escape traps. This trap and slaughter practice often leads to orphaned wildlife which is typically a death sentence for these animals, as well.
Sign this petition and demand the City of Arcadia spare these innocent animals’ lives. This is not only incredible cruel, but research has shown that mass killings are not an effective method of population control.
Dear Mayor Beck,
Recently, your city council voted to spend taxpayer money to hire a contractor to trap and slaughter coyotes as a means of population control. This plan is not only cruel, but ineffective as well.
Trapping is an incredibly stressful experience for wild animals. It can often lead to serious injuries and animals have been known to chew off limbs in order to escape traps. Traps can also catch non-target animals including protected wildlife and domesticated animals. After this horrible ordeal, the animal is brutally killed. This often leads to orphaned wildlife which typically leads to their deaths, as well.
Please consider reversing your decision and sparing the lives of countless innocent coyotes. Research has shown that mass killings are not an effective method of population control.
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Photo credit: Chistopher Bruno