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In war on coyotes, some argue for learning to live with them
In war on coyotes, some argue for learning to live with them

Shotguns. Poisons. Lethal injection. Fueled by the war on coyotes now underway across Southern California and much of the United States, debate is growing over the most humane method of executing the wily predators — as is a vigorous public push to accommodate them instead. In Seal Beach, where there have been at least 60 attacks on pets over the last year, officials recently hired a company to trap coyotes and asphyxiate them in a mobile gas chamber filled with carbon dioxide. The city was particularly concerned about safety in the local retirement community of Leisure World, where coyotes have ambushed dogs during the day. In September, for example, Jovanka Radivojevic, 78,...

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