If the Centennial City Council meeting of Dec. 15 can be considered any indication, organizations ranging from the American Indian Movement to Recreate ’68, the group that led protests at the Democratic National Convention, have taken up the cause of the Centennial coyote.
One week after the council heard expert advice from wildlife officials on how to deal with what some say is a growing problem of aggression from urban coyotes, Glenn Spagnuolo, a Recreate ‘68 co-founder, weighed-in pointedly during the council’s Dec. 15 meeting.
“If you decide to go in the direction of using lethal methods, we will be contacting attorneys to file injunctions against the city,” he said. “And if necessary, we’re willing to engage in direct action by removing your traps and putting ourselves between the traps and the coyotes.”
Shannon Francis, a member of the leadership council of the American Indian Movement, also urged the council to avoid using lethal means to control the coyote population.
“These are sacred animals,” she said. “We consider them our brothers and sisters of this world. … We use them in our ceremonies. We honor them. …When I hear action like this is going to be taken, you’re disturbing the balance of the eco-system.”
Yeah, I’m arbitrary, but I don’t give a shit. I like coyotes. I like ’em better than every Centennial yuppie and shiteating lapdog in the state of Colorado.