I love all animals IN THEIR PLACE and their place is not my back yard. If they come into my yard and take my livestock I am legally allowed to kill it (and will). The law gives me the right to kill an predator in my yard, if it is interfering with my livestock. Sorry that hurts your sensablities, but it is the law of the land. (where I live anyway, other states may not have the same laws)
The natural thing for wild animals to do is seek food IN THE WILD...my yard is mowed, landscaped and full of buildings....it is not their natural habitat, so they need to be and will be killed on sight in my yard. (They are welcome to eat anything they find in the 35 acre forever wild area behind my house)
My neighbor shot a coyote less than 1/4 acre from his back door. He has chickens and 2 young girls on his property. Are you saying that he doesn't have the right to shoot a predator in his yard because he chooses to have prey animals on the property?
Your state allows you to kill predators if they take your livestock.....hawks, owls and eagles?
Edited by tjebarr - 12/30/11 at 2:13am