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URGENT: Ask Carson, California, to Reject Coyote Trapping Plan

January 28, 2012
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BACKGROUND

According to area residents, the city of Carson, California, is reportedly considering hiring a trapper to remove coyotes from the Carson Harbor Village Home Owners Association. The coyotes were reportedly attracted to the area by pet food that was carelessly left outdoors. The city may decide on this matter as soon as Monday, January 30!

Please remind officials that removing animals from the area will backfire, as remaining pack members will breed at accelerated rates in order to replace lost family members. Also, more animals will simply move in from outlying areas! Tell officials that lethal methods are extremely cruel, tearing families apart and leaving young animals vulnerable to death by starvation or dehydration. Inform them that relocation is inhumane, too, since relocated animals often cannot find reliable sources of sustenance and die of malnutrition or in territorial maulings.

Please politely urge the below officials to leave these coyotes alone! Ask them to focus on effective, humane methods instead, including containing food sources and modifying the area to make it unattractive to coyotes. And please, forward this e-mail widely!


WHOM TO CONTACT

Email block: please note you will have to “reply/send” to a few addresses for spam control

jdear@carson.ca.us , dbiggs@carson.ca.us , rcruz@carson.ca.us , myfrancisone@yahoo.com , lholmes@carson.ca.us , paul_randall@att.net

Individual

The Honorable Jim Dear
Mayor of the City of Carson
jdear@carson.ca.us

David Biggs
Carson City Manager
dbiggs@carson.ca.us

Raymond Cruz
General Manager, Public Services
City of Carson
rcruz@carson.ca.us

Please also contact the members of the Carson City Council using the following addresses: myfrancisone@yahoo.com and lholmes@carson.ca.us.

Paul Randall, President
Carson Harbor Village Homeowners Association
paul_randall@att.net


SAMPLE LETTER

Dear Honorable Dear, Managers Biggs and Cruz, President Randall, and City Council Members:

I have just learned that Carson, California,  is reportedly considering hiring a trapper to remove coyotes from the Carson Harbor Village Home Owners Association.  These coyotes were likely attracted to food carelessly left out by humans, and although this proposal is inherently cruel based on its premise alone, it is important to recognize it is based on erroneous information.

Please allow me to illustrate a few of these concerns. First, ecologically, populations will fluctuate according to conditions and naturally-occurring food sources; it is the interference of humans that causes imbalance. To blame coyotes for human carelessness regarding a food issue is both irresponsible and unjustified.

Second, removing the coyotes would artificially increase sources to the remaining animals, the consequence of which would be increased reproduction and an ensuing greater coyote population. In fact, studies have demonstrated that a continual cycle of seasonal hunting is responsible for a rebound, or larger pack populations, in subsequent years.  Furthermore, relocated animals often cannot find reliable sources of sustenance and die of malnutrition or in territorial maulings.

Third, lethal methods are extremely cruel as well, tearing families apart and leaving young animals vulnerable to death by starvation or dehydration.

Please instead examine alternative, non-lethal options, including containing food sources and modifying the area to make it unattractive to coyotes, which have proven successful in curtailing populations.

I know your time is limited and I want to thank you each for your attention to this urgent matter.

NAME



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california
land of redwoods
and sunny beach
too much animal
cruelty within
your reach
coyotes are your
citizens, too
treat them the way
you would want
people to
treat you!!!
let them live
let them be a part
of your natural life
do not let the
trapping start

Karen Lyons Kalmenson



11 Comments leave one →
  1. January 28, 2012 7:05 pm

    Please consider safer methods of containing the cyotes, such as secure containment of food sources and trash, rather that slaughter that will leave pups without their mother and other close family ties severely harmed.
    We need to share this world with animals, instead of just killing any that get in our way.

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  2. January 28, 2012 7:16 pm

    California is really moving backwards!!!!!!!!!!

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  3. January 28, 2012 11:29 pm

    Done and shared.

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  4. karen lyons kalmenson permalink
    January 29, 2012 4:03 am

    california
    land of redwoods
    and sunny beach
    too much animal
    cruelty within
    your reach
    coyotes are your
    citizens, too
    treat them the way
    you would want
    people to
    treat you!!!
    let them live
    let them be a part
    of your natural life
    do not let the
    trapping start

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  5. Susan Williams permalink
    January 29, 2012 7:39 am

    Trapping and snaring are such cruel things to do to an animal. California has always been thought of as a progressive state. This is progression in the wrong direction!!! Please stop this horrific and inhumane practice!

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  6. January 31, 2012 8:14 am

    The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be measured by the way its animals are treated. Mahatma Gandhi/Lucidora

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  7. January 31, 2012 8:15 am

    Power without love is reckless and abusive. Lucidora

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