Calabasas Says “Nope” to Coyote Trapping

Breaking with the Los Angeles County contract that allows the trapping and killing of coyotes, the City of Calabasas recently permanently banned coyote trapping and killing, opting instead for a plan for coexistence.

Representatives from Project Coyote and the Animal Welfare Institute are expected to work with city officials to hammer out the details for a new management plan that would shift the focus to education, reducing wildlife attractants and how to best annoy coyotes that aren’t afraid of humans.

Officials also plan to work with the National Park Service and other agencies getting the new strategy off its feet.