Should 'Problem' Coyotes be Euthanized?
With the coyote population on the rise on Aquidneck Island, how should local officials deal with "problem" coyotes?
Earlier this week, we brought the story on how local and state authorities are taking the first steps to reduce the coyote population on Aquidneck Island.
Part of that plan will include a short-term approach—culling the problem coyotes that pose a greater threat to humans immediately in the more residential areas, through humane traps and euthanizing the wild animals.
The long-term part of the plan will involve passive coyote management practices that focus on educating the public, enforcing existing laws that prohibit wildlife feeding, possibly increasing fines for feeding wildlife, disposing of dead farm animals, livestock and wild animal carcasses rapidly and more.
But we want to hear your opinion on this issue:
How do you think the coyote population should be reduced? Should "problem" coyotes be euthanized?
Tell us in the comment section below!