I am truly sorry I don't know how to paste pictures. But I hope that if you care about the suffering of any animal you will manage to visualize the picture of a wounded and exhausted coyote who runs into a plaza in Rochester, NY for "sanctuary." (This is not a recent happening but the writer still thought it should be shared and I agree.)
At first I thought the coyote was female because he looked so small lying against a building. But no--this poor male would soon be confronted once again by the vicious hunter and his pack of dogs who had attacked him. How I hate that dogs, who are basically loving beings, are taught to bite their fellow animal cousins to the death if allowed.
By this time, the media, curious onlookers, and officers from the Department of Environmental Council were now on the scene.
NO ONE objected as the poor terrified coyote was then dragged with a catch pole and loaded into the hunter's truck with his dogs. Then he would probably be taken to the woods where the dogs would finish him off. What a terrible thought, and who would want to watch such a cruel spectacle? Obviously, the hunter.
I hope this picture terrifies you as it does me and others. It is events like this which makes me ashamed to be a member of the hu
man race. No animal needs to be hounded, terrified, and killed without serious justification. What was the hunter's justification?
Are any hunters ever justified for taking an animal's life unless their own life or someone else's is in jeopardy?
Recently, I saw a picture of a coyote on his back and with his mouth wide open in terror--surrounded by barking, biting dogs.
It was a heart-wrenching picture to see. And now this poor coyote would be in the same position.
Aren't I afraid of coyotes? Yes, I am. I am afraid of all predator animals, but I believe that they should be treated with fairness and compassion. We should not hunt or kill them without serious reasons or for our own protection or for the protection of others in danger of being hurt. This hunter had nothing to fear from this poor coyote.