To the City Council of Calabasas, California, for prohibiting city funds from being used to trap coyotes in its jurisdiction.
According to a news source, “The City Council of Calabasas, California, voted unanimously…to prohibit any city funds from being spent on coyote trapping and to instead adopt a coyote management plan that shifts the focus from killing to coexistence.”
The humane management plan is proposed by Project Coyote, which “promotes educated coexistence between people and coyotes…by
championing progressive management policies that reduce human-coyote conflict, supporting innovative scientific research, and by fostering respect for and understanding of America’s native wild ‘song dog’.”
Take Action: Calabasas residents, thank your city councilmembers for their humane approach to dealing with coyotes. If you have a coyote problem in your region, learn everything you can about alternative means of dealing with the human-coyote issue that do not involve lethal action. Then urge your legislators to support bans on destroying these wild creatures.
The Honorable James Bozajian, Mayor
The Honorable Mary Sue Maurer, Mayor pro Tem
The Honorable Lucy Martin, Councilmember
The Honorable Jonathon Wolfson, Councilmember
The Honorable Fred Gaines, Councilmember
City of Calabasas
100 Civic Center Way
Calabasas, CA 91302
Tele. No.: 818-224-1600