Stop City From Killing Coyotes

Target: Jimmy Carroll, Mayor of Isle of Palms, South Carolina

Goal: Reverse the decision to slaughter coyotes.

Allegedly, the city of Isle of Palms, South Carolina has hired a contractor to kill coyotes as a means of population control. Killing coyotes is not only cruel, but an inefficient way to control the population.

Reportedly, the contractor will set steel-jaw traps around the city and will then transport the ones caught out of the city to be killed. Trapping is incredibly barbaric as panicked animals will go to desperate attempts to escape, including chewing off their own limbs. In addition, trapping can catch non-targeted animals as well as protected wildlife. It is time to look into alternative, more humane methods of population control.

Sign this petition to demand the city reverse its decision to kill coyotes. Not only is trapping and killing horribly inhumane, but it is also ineffective.


Dear Mayor Carroll,

It recently came to my attention that Isle of Palms has reportedly hired a contractor to trap and kill coyotes. Not only is killing coyotes an ineffective method of population control, but it is also incredibly cruel. I’m urging you to look into alternative, more humane methods.

Trapping does not immediately kill an animal, but puts them in a lot of pain. Trapped animals often panic and will go to desperate attempts to escape, including chewing off their own limbs. It is truly a horrific scene. In addition, research shows that mass killings do not lower the population. The remaining coyotes breed due to the increase in resources and to replace the lost pack members. Trapping can also catch non-targeted wildlife including endangered species.

Please consider looking into alternative methods to population control. There are methods available that do not cause unnecessary harm and are more effective than killing.


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  2. Barton Dixon says:

    “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” Mahatma Gandhi
    “If you have men who will exclude any of God’s creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men.” St. Francis of Assisi

  3. This horrible practice must be stopped now. Find a humane alternative to the problem. Humans just kill and destroy what is unwanted. These animals have every right to live, it’s man who has encroached on their territory!

  4. LaShell West says:

    I agree that something needs to be done in areas where they are over populated and killing our pets (I myself have lost several cats this past few years). But this should be done by capturing and relocating them NOT by killing them 🙁

  5. Signed & shared❗️😠


  7. I hope that the Wrath of God will strike down all of the involved! An suffering for a suffering!

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