Well, it’s Nova Scotia’s problem, really. And US tourists should boycott the province because of it, says the magazine.
Canis latrans, aka the American jackal, prairie wolf, is “found throughout North and Central America, ranging from Panama in the south, north through Mexico, the United States and Canada”, says the Wikipedia. “It occurs as far north as Alaska and all but the northernmost portions of Canada.”
And as of Friday, October 15, there was a $20 price on the heads of Nova Scotia coyotes.
The purpose? To reduce the population, says the story, quoting the CBC.
But “Like lynching, predator bounties are an archaic and brutal thing of the past that have no place in civilized society — especially when it is well documented that they are ineffective and counterproductive”, says the Huffington Post, highlighting the situation with additional links to Project Coyote, and adding angrily:
“It is time for all to speak out against such unconscionable brutality against wildlife.”
A quick search reveals Colorado, South Dakota, Virginia, Vermont and Texas had coyote bounties, according to an April 22, 2009, post in care2.
Will HuffPuff soon suggest tourists boycott these states, or any others in the US which have coyote bounties?
No need to stay tuned.
Huffington Post – Kill for Cash ~ Coyotes Targeted in Nova Scotia’s “Pelt Incentive” Program, October 14, 2010
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