Should coyotes be killed?
Considering this, why you shouldn't kill coyotes?
The most common reason for killing coyotes is to reduce predation of livestock, such as sheep and calves. In a 2015 USDA report on sheep losses, ranchers reported how many of their animals died in 2014 and how they died.
Subsequently, question is, how many coyotes are killed? Even today, some 500,000 coyotes are killed each year, many shot to death from small planes and helicopters.
Similarly, you may ask, is it bad to shoot coyotes?
If it is harming pets, damaging property or lurking uncomfortably close to people, state law allows people to kill the coyote themselves. But local firearms ordinances may restrict residents from shooting coyotes in their neighborhoods, and trapping requires specialized skill.
Do coyotes eat dogs or just kill them?
Coyotes, which are dogs themselves, do not think of dogs as prey and usually will not attack a dog for food.