Coyote Ugly In Los Al

This article in the OC Register reports that due to resident concern over recent coyote attacks on pets, the city of Los Alamitos will begin trapping and killing coyotes.

Why do they need to kill them?

Urban sprawl has created fewer and fewer places for wildlife, and then we get all pissed off when they come into our neighborhoods and act like, well, wildlife.

In my neighborhood, it is actually a recommendation in our HOA guidelines that pets be kept inside overnight. Anyone who lets their pet roam around (mainly cats) has unfortunately learned the hard way that it isn’t a good idea. Everyone exists just fine with this knowledge, and no one feels the need to go around trapping and killing the coyotes.

It isn’t a constitutional right to have a pet or to be able to leave it outdoors alone at night, so I am not understanding why such drastic measures are being taken. Shame on Los Alamitos for not at least trying first a less harsh manner in dealing with the animals that coexist with us in SoCal. And with this type of approach, they won’t be existing for long.

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