Coyotes Suffer a Disproportionate Dose of Cruelty

By Jim Robertson, CASH President Photo copyright Jim Robertson The rocky relationship between modern humans and coyotes, since the first cowboys and sheep boys drove their stock out onto the western plains, prairies and cleared forestland, has played out as a one-sided war waged against an unarmed opponent. Like stormtroopers from an evil empire toting weapons of mass canid destruction (traps, snares, rifles, planes and poisons), ranchers have scored heavy casualties against the embattled, outnumbered and outgunned freedom fighters. Still, coyote populations continue to hold their own and (due in part to the annihilation of wolves over much of North … Continue reading Coyotes Suffer a Disproportionate Dose of Cruelty