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North Carolina Fights To Put An End To Fox Pens

(WILDLIFE/TAKE ACTION) Training exercise or torture? Many residents of North Carolina are asking that very question when it comes a gruesome hunting practice known as fox penning. The cruel practice involves the capture of coyotes and foxes in steel traps. Once caught, the hunters imprison the animals in small, overcrowded cages where they are hardly attended, only receiving minimal food and water. After the animals spend days in small cages they’re then moved to a fenced enclosure called a “hunt pen.” Read on to learn more about fox penning and sign the petition at Change.org. — Global Animal  

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Urban Wildlife “Commuters”

(CULTURE) Everyday, people all over the world use public transportation to get around town, and consequently, animals are adapting to urban life as well. From monkeys to coyotes, many different species are finding their way onto mass transit systems and realizing how convenient public transportation truly is. These animal “commuters” are typically motivated by food and safety which make city living a dream come true. Read on to find out what animals are taking advantage of these public services and how these wildlife “commuters” are changing the meaning of coexistence. — Global Animal

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Urban Coyotes: Friends, Not Foes

(WILDLIFE) Now inhabitants of every state in the continental U.S., coyotes eat mostly rabbits, rodents, and fruit while creating homes for themselves and their pups in industrial parks, recreation areas, and in between apartment buildings. Because the presence of coyotes in community areas can often be misinterpreted as dangerous by trigger-happy humans, Project Coyote, an organization based in Larkspur, California, works with communities to develop “coexistence plans” that center around training residents to use safe, consistent deterrents to avert coyotes from unwanted areas. Although these coexistence plans are a smarter, more humane alternative to lethal action, sadly, the trend in concern about coyotes and perception of risk appear to be elevated to “a new norm.” Read more about the reality of these amazingly adaptable, resilient animals and facts pertaining to the resistance and push for coexistence. — Global Animal

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Coyote Alert In San Francisco

(ANIMAL NEWS) In San Francisco, there is an estimated one coyote per 80,500 people. Yet people living around Golden Gate Park are concerned about the coyotes living in there, some reporting that the animals have attacked their pets. “Coyote Alert” signs have been put up in places where the coyotes have been sighted. Read on for how the city is urging San Franciscans to coexist peacefully with the local wildlife. — Global Animal

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Deadly Mistake Cost 50,000 Animal Lives

(WILDLIFE) UNITED STATES — A reporter recently discovered a hidden section of the Department of Agriculture, named Wildlife Services. This little-known organization is responsible for monitoring wildlife across North America. However, since the year 2000, 50,000 animals — some even federally protected — died by the people working for the agency while attempting to regulate wolf and coyote populations. Not only were these accidental wildlife killings discovered, but people have also been the casualties of the department’s methods. Has a government agency been corrupted? Read on for the shocking details of the mysterious Wildlife Services. — Global Animal 

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Coyote Coats: Fashion’s Latest Victim (TAKE ACTION)

(ANIMAL NEWS) CANADA—Clothing company Canada Goose Inc. is being virtually occupied by supporters of the Association for the Protection of Fur-Bearing Animals. The Facebook protestors are opposing the company’s use of coyote fur trims. Coyotes are often captured in leg-hold traps, which are legal in every province in Canada, and often mutilate themselves trying to get out. Last year Global Animal ran a story on a fashion trend that harms roosters, and now Coyotes in Canada are being targeted for the sake of fashion. Canada Goose claims that their use of fur is “ethical and responsible” and that they only use fur to prevent frostbite. This seems hardly accurate as there are numerous alternative materials better suitable to keep the body dry and warm. The coats are also sold in areas where frostbite is not a threat. Read on to find out how the protestors got their message through. — Global Animal

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Skinned Coyotes Found In Colorado

(WILDLIFE) COLORADO — After initial reports declared multiple dogs to have been found skinned and mutilated alongside a few roads in Berthoud, veterinarians and wildlife pathologists have now concluded the animals were actually coyotes. Why were these coyotes killed, skinned, and left to be found beside the road? Read on for more details and the number to call with any information on the incidents. — Global Animal

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Werewolf, Or Coywolf?

(WOLF/COYOTE) North American wolves are disappearing as a new hybrid takes its place — the coywolf. A genetic mix of the coyote and wolf, these hybrids have become more prevalent as coyote populations have increased and migrated east due to the human impact on North American ecosystems. Read on about how this werewolf-esque hybrid might mean bad news for the true wolf populations. — Global Animal

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