Despite Protests, Seal Beach Will Continue to Trap and Kill Coyotes

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Authorities in Seal Beach have euthanized three coyotes in the last week and will continue the campaign for the next three weeks in an effort to bring their numbers down, the City Council decided Monday night.

A coyote walks through Griffith Park, the nation's largest urban park, after fleeing flames on May 9, 2007, in Los Angeles. (Credit: David McNew/Getty Images)
A coyote walks through Griffith Park, the nation’s largest urban park, after fleeing flames on May 9, 2007, in Los Angeles. (Credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

The decision to continue euthanizing coyotes that trek into Seal Beach’s quiet residential neighborhoods, killing family pets, came over the objection of some residents and animal rights activists who said the campaign is ill-conceived.

“If coyotes replace those who are killed, and coyotes will return in greater numbers if many are killed, then we can conclude killing is not a solution,” one audience member told the council.

Demonstrators were also outside the council chambers Monday night singing songs and carrying posters calling on the council to spare the coyotes.

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