Controlling Coyotes Humanely

The HSUS recognizes the Chicago suburb Wheaton for using education to curb the coyote problem.


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The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has recognized the Chicago suburb Wheaton, Ill., for the city’s recent adoption of a coyote management plan. While many cities resort to culling to control the canines, Wheaton has resolved to humanely address the situation by providing its residents with information and education on how to change human behavior to address conflicts with coyotes. Suggestions from the city include hazing, which employs loud noises in order to scare the coyotes away. Assistant City Manager Mike Dzugan said that other municipalities have been contacting Wheaton for copies of its coyote management plan.

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