Originally Posted By: LARHAGE
My little parcel sits on thousands of acres of unencumbered land, they have access to that, and as long as they stay on that and hunt their NATURAL prey they will have no problem from me, they set their hideous asses on my land looking for my animals to eat than they will in fact be mauled to death again by my dogs protecting MY property , turn about is fair play and I'm not going to apologize for it, lets see you have to come home everyday and see slaughter and destruction of your loved pets for no reason other than some lazy Coyote taking the easy way out, there are thousands of rabbits to kill, it's easy to be a bleeding heart when it isn't your heart being ripped apart.
I keep my pets safe. If I knew I lived where predators were roaming everywhere, my small animals would be indoors, in the case of chickens, their pens would be well secured. I know it is not impossible to keep a dog type animal out. Herds of goats and what have you could easily be safe by using a guardian animals.
I have lost pets in the past to animals, and I don't have any hate for the animal who did it. He was being a animal, but I learned my lesson.
My main peeve is that since people don't like them, they think it is okay to kill them in some of the nastiest ways.
The first vid is a protest against pen hunting, which I also agree is nasty, but I just wanted to show what hunting with dogs like that is.
Bleeding heart? I believe in killing to save yourself or loved ones, or for food. But you see a coyote on 'your land' that might have never, and might never, harm a livestock or pet animal, and justify mauling it to death.
I am not a bleeding heart, I just have a lot more respect for animals surviving on what they can and being true to what they are than I do people. There are coyotes, bears, wolves, and whaever else people have introduced as well in Virginia. Give them their space and take every measure before extinguishing their lives. If it means good electric fences, livestock dogs and llamas, so be it, if I absolutely had to, meaning I had a problem coyote who was getting past well defended pens and protecive animale, electricity and ect. then I would take one out myself, not leave it up to the animals.