"Cover Story" piece on a necropsy report by the Department of Inland Fisheries a
"Cover Story" piece on a necropsy report by the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (IFW) showing that of 94 snared coyotes examined, 62.8 percent were not killed instantly by the neck cables, as is supposed to happen. Over 56 percent suffered brain hemorrhaging or were clubbed to death or shot, indicating they languished in the snares for hours or perhaps even days. Further inflaming the issue is the fact that the snares are indiscriminate and will trap anything that walks into it, including eagles, bobcats, foxes, rabbits, fisher, deer and even lynx. Animal rights activist Cheri Mason of Sunset predicted the report will renew efforts to ban the neck cables. About 2,000 coyotes are killed statewide each year. More than 300 were snared last winter, according to Henry Hilton, IFW's animal control officer.
Austin, Phyllis, ""Cover Story" piece on a necropsy report by the Department of Inland Fisheries a" (2001). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 5667.