2017 Animal L. Comm. Newsl. 1 (2017)

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COiEXIST ENCE WI~TH ILDIF
By: Donr  pA--no


   As  coyotes find habitable niches in Chicago and
mountain  lion sightings proliferate' in suburban Los
Angeles, the public faces a stark choice: continuing
centuries-old policies of exterminating nuisance
animals or learning to co-exist with wildlife.
   Historically, state and federal wildlife agencies
have  deployed hunters and  trappers to solve wild
animal problems by killing the purported offenders,
individually or en masse.  The US.  Department  of
Agriculture's Wildlife Services Division (WS)  has
spearheaded what wildlife advocates view as a century
of brutal, unnecessary, and often counter-productive
nationwide warfare on predators, primarily on behalf
of the livestock industry.2 The death penalty is being
imposed  on  wildlife for sporadic predation upon
domestic livestock or pets, or even for causing modest
property damage  such as a fence being pushed over
or an irrigation hose punctured when megafauna seek
food or water in times of scarcity.
   However,   as  our  nation has   urbanized  and
suburbanized over the past century, both the physical
landscape and societal attitudes toward wildlife have
changed  considerably. Development------in the form of


roads, shopping malls, houses and high fences-has
greatly fragmented  formerly  huge, food-and-water
rich expanses of wild land. Outside the largest national
parks and designated wilderness areas, megafauna and


Sword And Shield: Lawsuits And Civic Action
Furthering Coexistence With Wildlife .......... 1
Letter From The Chair.................. 3
Animal Law Subcommittee Updates............ 4
Headline Animal Law News.........     ...... 5
Legislative And Re2ulatory Developments
Affecting Animals       ................... 8
Fighting For Life In The Wild....... ...... 12
BLM'S  Blinders: The Bureau Of Land
Management's Short-Sighted Shift Toward
Sterilizing Wild Horses .................   13
Legal Status And Protections (Or, The Lack Thereof)
For Canada Geese In The United States ....... 14
Understanding Deer in Green Policy-Making . 15
2017 TIPS Calendar .................. 30

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