Target: Tom Beck, Mayor of Arcadia, California
Goal: Reverse decision to kill coyotes.
Recently, the Arcadia City Council voted to hire a contractor to kill coyotes as a means of population control. Not only is this cruel and ineffective, but it will also cost taxpayers $10,000.
The current plan would call for the contractor to trap and kill numerous coyotes. Trapping is an extremely cruel and stressful situation for wild animals. Trapping can cause very serious injuries and even death. It can also catch non-targeted animals including protected wildlife. Animals have been known to chew off limbs in order to escape traps. After this terrible ordeal, the animal is killed. This often leads to orphaned wildlife which is typically a death sentence.
Sign this petition and demand 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, the Arcadia City Council voted to spend $10,000 to hire a contractor to trap and kill 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 killed. This often leads to orphaned wildlife which typically leads to their death.
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.
[Your Name Here]
Photo credit: Chistopher Bruno