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Saving Faith

Saving Faith

Posted Mar 6th, 2019 in Blog, Community Outreach

"I believe that Saturday was our one and only chance to secure this coyote. I can't see how he would have lived another 24 hours, had we not been able to release the snare from around his neck and begin treatment. The determination of the finders, Ann and Fred, was inspiring. And the willingness of everyone involved to spring into action so quickly made it an easy decision for me to make the drive from Guelph to Fort Erie to assist with this rescue."

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Breaking down the coyote mating meme

Breaking down the coyote mating meme

Posted Feb 21st, 2019 in Blog

If you’re friends with a pet owner, dog walker, or maybe even just someone who’s a fan of clicking the ‘share’ button, you’ve likely seen the post below. It states that coyotes are actively mating, and that they become more aggressive at this time of year. Further, it implies that coyotes will draw dogs to an awaiting pack to kill them. Where to start?

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It's time to ban snares

It's time to ban snares

Posted Feb 21st, 2019 in News and Events, Blog

Snares targeting canids kill pets and torture animals across Canada. They are set legally by licensed trappers, without warning signs and no required setbacks from publicly accessible roads, trails, or pathways. At least two dogs have died as a result of snares in Alberta in 2019, and multiple wolves, coyotes, and other species have been tortured until dead by these cruel devices. Even the Agreement on International Humane Trapping Standards - a trade agreement with weak scientific requirements,

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Double-crested Cormorants: Marked for death by shoddy science, shallow ethics

Double-crested Cormorants: Marked for death by shoddy science, shallow ethics

Posted Dec 18th, 2018 in Blog

The hunting of the Double-crested Cormorant proposed by the Government of Ontario EBR 013-4124 could look like this. Up to 50 cormorants per day bag limit for hunters. If only 1 in 100 Ontarian hunters each killed 50 cormorants over *an entire year*, roughly 350,000 dead cormorants. The entire Great Lakes population is only 250,000 birds and the global population is only 2 million. What the government is proposing could potentially annihilate a species under siege by human intolerance.

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Embracing the Urban Coyote

Embracing the Urban Coyote

Posted Oct 20th, 2018 in Blog, Guest Blog

Ecologically, Coyotes might just be a key savior in the recovery of our loss of biodiversity (the number of species of plants, animals, and other life forms in a given area). It’s like the story on how the return of the wolves completely transformed Yellowstone. Our natural areas are besieged with plants from other parts of the world (non-native species). You would think adding plants from other parts of the world increases diversity. The opposite is true.

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Take Action: Protect Wildlife From Poison!

Take Action: Protect Wildlife From Poison!

Posted Sep 20th, 2018 in Blog

Removing strychnine from use to kill ground squirrels would be a significant step forward – so please take a few minutes to comment and tell Health Canada that strychnine poison is cruel and should be outlawed against ground squirrel. The deadline is September 27, 2018, so get your comments in now!

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Coyote Barks Go Unanswered

Coyote Barks Go Unanswered

Posted Nov 13th, 2017 in Blog

Have you ever heard a coyote bark and wonder what the meaning is behind this communication? A juvenile coyote vocalizes nightly for over a week, to a silent night sky. Calling out to family members without any response. The barks and intermittent howls have gone unanswered. This area is heavily hunted 365 days a year including the use of deer remains bait piles and other anthropogenic food attractants. In all reality his/her relations are gone.

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Open letter: Co-existing with Mississauga’s wildlife

Open letter: Co-existing with Mississauga’s wildlife

Posted Sep 2nd, 2017 in Blog

Living with wildlife can be challenging, but it is both possible and beneficial for residents to learn how. At times when we mourn the loss of a beloved family pet, these discussions are difficult, as understandable anger gets directed at the wildlife who shares our communities.

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Open Letter: Residents' behaviour is the solution to coyote concerns

Open Letter: Residents' behaviour is the solution to coyote concerns

Posted Jun 8th, 2017 in Blog

The presence of coyotes and conflict with wildlife can often lead to distress and concern from residents, but it is vital that the cause of changing behaviour is accurately identified and addressed. Posts on social media forwarded to our organizations indicate that, in some areas of Burlington, coyotes may be acting in a defensive manner around dens, pups, or resources. Direct or indirect feeding of these coyotes could also cause them to show greater proximity tolerance with people and pets, and

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Awenda Provincial Park Coyote/Wolf Family Shot Dead and Abandoned

Posted Dec 15th, 2016 in News and Events, Blog

Niagara Falls – Two wild canids were found shot to death and dumped in the snow just outside Awenda Provincial Park last week, where hunting is illegal.

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