I believe when one is working so hard to raise their own food, sell the food, or whatever, they have the right to protect their stock. Animal activists.....hmmm...what would they do if something were eating their livelihood? We have a coyote/s that has been doing some damage around our farm. I have seen it come out in broad daylight and grab a chicken. Before I had time to sic the dogs on it, it was gone. The dogs went on a chase, but this dude was long gone with the stupid chicken that didn't listen to the rooster calling his warning to his harem. All the other hens went running to safety near their chickenyard, but nope, not her. Maybe she was the rebellious type :evil:. I know about those ways. So we just get tougher and tougher and build better fences. But then....there is a point where you have to stop. Our neighbour caught the coyote three days ago in broad daylight trying to dig underneath the underground fencing in her chickencoop. She was fit to be tied. I don't doubt that she is going to take things into her own hands. She phoned to warn us of her observation and to keep our dogs away from the outback for a few days. We are willingly complying.
We do not have a gun on our property. As foster parents that is 100% not allowed, this is a safety issue and one of the rules of being a foster parent.
If we had a gun.....well, that would be another story. I am a pretty good pitch with rocks, maybe I would be good with other types of ain. Anyways no qualms about protecting my livestock. Have a wonderful day, keep the vermin from eating your stocks. I certainly don't know what could be done with a coyote that was caught in a pen. Taken somewhere else to eat someone else's criters maybe :) Cindi