“So much talking, so little action!!! Everybody is waiting for someone else to change global warming. Everyone has an opinion but nobody is tackling any kind of solution????? I feel that the only time someone will do something is when it becomes a crisis. And then, what is to be done? It has to be a world wide effort. While people in all countries are focused on war, religion, comfort and convenience affecting every little family, everybody is waiting for change to happen. I have very little confidence that the world would come together at some point and stick together to make change. Do we, as more intelligent beings on this earth, have the answers or do we actually have to look at nature to look for the answers. Many people are looking and analyzing the situation but they think they are smarter than all other species that are actually thriving, even though the rest of the world is being slowly destroyed.”
RSole on Aug 2, 2013 at 02:09:32
“In essence, we are doomed. We have overpopulated our lifeboat in the heavens and have not considered restricting our numbers in case of the need of mass migration to more hospitable climes. Or rather, our species evolved under circumstances where there was always room to migrate to a "comfort zone". Now every habitable corner of the globe is packed a humanity that is unable to restrict it's reproduction to sustainable levels.
Earth's climate was much warmer than now for a major part of it's past. Huge fluctuations cannot be mitigated by the actions of mere humans. These kinds of existential threats have never spurred our species to behave cooperatively and I suspect that food/water/habitability pressures will precipitate regional and global military conflict with the mass culling of the species that will naturally ensue.”
“We live in a rural area and have a sheep farm. The coyotes are here nightly but never come directly on the farm. We have a Marema as a sheep guard dog and just her barking, when they are around keeps them from attacking any sheep. I love to hear them howl in the night. What upsets me is that we have a neighbor who, with his hunting dogs, has made a sport of chasing them out of the woods on his ATV and shoots them. Usually this happens early in the morning and sometimes he will shoot until noon. I have seen him pack up the dead coyote on his ATV and go off to his home. Are there no laws to protect these beautiful animals? They just want to live like every other species on this earth. Last year he killed two and the third one, I suspect was either a mate or a baby, cried for two days until one morning I heard one shot and the crying was over. So sad!”
hculliton on Feb 17, 2013 at 11:44:42
“In Ontario, Coyotes are considered fur-bearing animals under the hunting regulations. They can be hunted with a small-game licence but require game seals and do have a specific season. Farmers have more leeway due to the impact coyotes can have on livestock, but I don't think they can be legally hunted with dogs. I recommend you contact the Ministry of Natural Resources for a definitive answer. As one who has hunted coyotes (with a camera) I can tell you that they are way smarter than most dudes with a rifle! I bought a telephoto lens because of the near impossibility of getting within 500M of them without them knowing and taking off! If it makes you feel any better, the odds are securly stacked in the favour of the Coyote rather than your neighbor.”
Joseph Albert on Feb 15, 2013 at 22:29:14
“I hope everyone reads this comment. Pretty much sums it all up.
Thanks you Evelyne!”
hp blogger Shannon Kornelsen on Feb 15, 2013 at 22:18:38
“How terrible, Evelyne. Thank you for sharing this story. As the comments show, coyotes are truly hated by many. I thank you for sharing your experiences, because many commenters on this thread imply that only urbanites "love" these animals, when my experience has shown that most who live in wilder spaces have a true reverence for all the animals in it.”
Jan 19, 2013 at 08:20:18
Canada British Columbia
“After 10 years of this woman taking care of this deer, what the ... do conservationists and vets want to impose on her. Obviously this deer knows nothing but her "Mother" so let it be. They should go after people who exploit, trap, shoot and kill innocent wildlife. Shame on this government which doesn't know what to with their power. Where is their humanity???”
“This is not the first time I've heard of a conservation official saying that a wild animal should be destroyed. I had a sick squirrel and was told to throw it in the garbage. Shame on humans that do not respect the lives of other living creatures. And we are supposed to be the superior race! What a joke.”