This past week the amount of sightings and reports has really been bad. The number of reports that are showing coyotes that have no fear of people are more than usual. That people have hazed and they don’t run. That they have no fear.
The City of Huntington Beach needs to do something!
The Animal Control used to come out when there was a wild animal on your property. I know this because I had a family of possums run into my home and under my bed at night, and I had to call their after hours services to get them out in the middle of the night. Now, the city, county, state has juggled things around to create a maze and there is no one to get help from. So, you call OC Animal Care and they only write down numbers (which they do not share). They tell you that you can call the police, but they wont do anything. We know this already from everyone else. I mean, think about it, they are police officers, not animal trappers, hunters, catchers, or whatever.
Then you call fish and game and they say they do not even keep statistics, they only come out if you are about to die.
So, they came up with a plan, to pacify some people they have them call by into the police! So they are making the poor police officers take the phone call, yet they tie their hands so they cant do anything.
The rest of their plan was to pacify and confuse, they send through the maze of places to call and get no where. I believe their plan is working if you look at it on a city level. If you look at it on a county level, like I have been doing, where coyotes are crossing cities, you can see the big picture. The big picture is there. If a coyote is crossing borders of a city then you have no one to call that will come and address the issue of a coyote that is of danger and has lost all fear and is dangerous.
We need people in HB to get together. To go to the city council, to let them know the situation. The city of HB needs to do their part, they need to put notices in the water and electric bills, they need to put signs up at the parks, they need to clear the brush away from areas that are too close to residents, schools and parks. They need to educate children in the school. If they want us to live with wild animals, they need to do their part and educate people, and not try to hide the situation. Yes City of HB, I understand you dont want to put up signs in the neighborhoods because you are worried about property value. Well, you cant have both. You cant have people live with coyotes and not inform them or educate them. This is one issue you cannot brush under the rug! Its not going away!
Next, they need to clean up the mess they created by not educating people and remove the coyotes that have lost fear of humans, that are going up to children, that are attacking dogs right under people’s feet. I dont understand personally why its okay to go and get puppies and kittens and put them down, but they think its okay to go and let coyotes run in our yards and threaten our lives. This is huge reply, and I have said a lot. When you see all the reports that have come in this past week, and how dangerous the situations have been, I think all of you will understand why I have written all of this.
Now, if you are reading this and getting all mad because you are an animal lover, and animal rights activist. Then just stop right there. I too am an animal lover. I dont want to see anything unnecessary harmed. But, the City and the County have created this mess, not me. They did it by not informing people, by not educating people, by not clearing the brush and by allowing these coyotes to get the upperhand and see our pets and children as their dinner. They did this, not me. The State of California, Fish and Game says…. hey, go ahead, kill as many coyotes as you want. Guess where? The place where they should have natural balance. The rural areas! Now,does that make sense to you? NO. They dont care about the coyotes, they kill them and put no limit on it. Yet when they are in the city…. they just let them be. Now…. lets talk Federal, federal law says that if a coyote is on a federal park and so much looks funny at a human being, lets kill them. No they wont relocate them. They just kill them. So… in order to distract from what they are doing in the rural areas, they go and get all the animal rights people fired up about the city issue so that they dont have to do anything. Yes, that is right, they are using you! And, at the same time, they are distracting you from the real issue, that in the ecosystem where they should be left alone they are going and killing them left and right. So, if you allow them to distract you, they are doing your cause to do more harm to the coyotes. They are putting more coyotes at risk for being a threat. They are making people angrier and angrier. Eventually something will happen, and then they will go extreme and try to wipe out every single one. So, you can fall into their hands and be tricked or you can research yourself and look at what their policies are above the city. Just look at the Fish and Game site and look up hunting, that is a good place to start. Do you want to allow them to fool you so that they can get people on board with a killing spree after something terrible happens or do you want to manage the few coyotes that have got out of control and are dangerous?
So, please people. You need to get to together. You need to get the word out. You need to print the flyers. You need to go to the city council. I would go, but I just cant do anymore than I am doing. I was in a car accident a year ago and I am dealing with issues regarding that. You need to join hands. Yes, everyone, and you need to go to the city council and talk to them. Its voting time, there really cant be a much better time for you to do it.