As I read the activist petition to stop us from removing coyotes from Collingwood – I recalled the many comments and facts provided stating that coyotes were in fact destroying wildlife in Collingwood – people in Cranberry do not have deer any longer replaced by howling coyotes frequently – farmers have stated that coyotes have devastated all other wildlife, swans have been killed which many people on the waterfront enjoy.
Activist are suggesting they want to protect the wonderful wildlife of Collingwood – as do I and anyone commenting on the Coyote Concerns Facebook Group. But by protecting coyotes – the activist campaign is very misleading – rabbits, squirrels and birds are being destroyed by coyotes. The ban on feeding birds so we do not attract coyotes will effect the type of birds people enjoy if at all.
The over population problem of coyotes caused by ineffective trapping and hunting managed by government will not suffer from the loss of coyotes in Collingwood.
This is all about facts and looking for a solution to return our streets to safely and keeping coyotes in the wild to thrive outside of Collingwood.
Ironically these activist are not informed people – acting on emotions to save a few coyotes – seem like the right thing for them to do – attach to something good in life. The sad reality is they are following a misinformation campaign (deception) and doing more harm then good as they not only destroy the enjoyable wildlife in Collingwood but they are willing to sacrifice Collingwood pets along the way and people’s enjoyment of the outdoors.
I know some activist are reviewing the Coyote Concerns Collingwood Facebook Group content – and sharing it – please step back and read this and think about what you are doing in addition to taking down this groups information postings in areas where people would have been made aware of the danger of coyotes – you hid this information and caused the death of a family pet – shame on you – you should and will be held accountable for your actions. The only common ground we will have is to keep enjoyable wildlife, pets and residents safe in Collingwood. If you deem pets to have equal status and protection as wildlife then we are on the same page.
The activist could sign our petition and accomplish what they want – healthy balanced wildlife in Collingwood – including domestic pets.
Coyote Concerns Collingwood Petition
The Activist -Petition