After public outcry against the indiscriminate and cruel trapping and killing of coyotes in the City by a county trapper, the City temporarily suspended the killing pending further review.
The City is currently reviewing the issue and will submit a recommended course of action to the Calabasas City Council on Oct. 5th. This will be posted on the City's website on Oct. 5th for public review. There will be a public hearing on the issue on October 12th and the City Council will vote on the issue that evening. Check here (after Oct. 5th) for more information about the hearing and to see a copy of the proposed plan.
YOUR VOICE IS NEEDED! Please sign this petition and submit comments to the City Council via the City Clerk by email- firstname.lastname@example.org
TALKING POINTS (please be respectful and personalize your message):
*Commend the City of Calabasas for its decision to stop spending tax dollars on coyote trapping and killing and urge the City Council to make the temporary moratorium permanent.
* Indiscriminate trapping of coyotes is not an effective or humane solution to reduce real or perceived conflicts between people, coyotes, and domestic animals. Coyotes are here to stay. We must learn to coexist. Education is the key.
*There are many effective non-lethal methods for reducing negative encounters between people, coyotes, and domestic animals. More info. here.
*Coyotes play an important role in keeping rodent populations in check and ecosystems clean of carrion (dead things). Coyotes also help to limit mescarnivoress (e.g. foxes, skunks) thereby helping boost bird population and diversity.
*We're here to help. Encourage the City of Calabasas to work with Project Coyote and AWI in adopting and implementing an ecologically and ethically sound long-term coyote coexistence plan that emphasizes public education, reducing coyote/wildlife attractants, and hazing of habituated coyotes.
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Make permanent city's temporary ban on indiscriminate coyote killing.
Indiscriminate trapping of coyotes is not an effective or humane solution to reduce real or perceived conflicts between people, coyotes, and domestic animals. Join Project Coyote and the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) in urging the City of Calabasas, California to make permanent its temporary moratorium on indiscriminate killing coyotes and to work with Project Coyote and AWI in adopting a proactive, humane, and long-term approach to living with coyotes.