As coyotes increasingly take up residence in cities and towns across Canada, both provinces and municipalities have adopted "living with coyotes' policies. A group in Collingwood, Ont., is demanding action, saying governments are failing to protect their pets.
It can take years for declining plant and animal species to make it on to Canada's Species At Risk registry — where they often languish for several more as governments weigh political considerations and commercial interests against the brute reality of extinction.
To date, 300 local governments of all sizes and demographics across twenty-four states, have enacted policies to halt the sale of puppy mill puppies in retail settings. We hope to continue this trend as more state and local governments consider these ordinances.