Coyote Bounty Condemned PDF Print E-mail
Written by Vanese M. Ferguson   
Thursday, 14 October 2010 07:37

Nature Saskatchewan has passed a resolution condemning coyote bounties.

The resolution comes on the heels of a large scale Saskatchewan government sanctioned bounty which resulted in 71,000 coyotes being culled in 250 rural municipalities between November 2009 and March 2010.

The provincial government paid $20 for each animal in hopes of reducing the number of domestic livestock killed by the predators.

Dr. Paul Paquet with Project Coyote says one coyote will eat at least 5 rodents per day which means with the removal of 71,000 coyotes, there are a minimum of 130 million more rodents for farmers to contend with.

The coyote bounty has been replaced by the Wildlife Compensation Program.   Farmers and ranchers receive 100 percent of the market value of livestock killed by predators and up to 80 percent of market value for injured animals.

Nature Saskatchewan passed the resolution as Nova Scotia announced it will commence its own coyote bounty on October 15th. {vmf (with archive files) Oct 14/10}

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