SB 129, Coyote threat tabled in House on June 13, 2012
We opposed SB 129, An Act to amend Title 7 of the Delaware Code relating to coyotes.
This bill would have designated coyotes as "wildlife", which are not protected in Delaware, and would have opened Delaware's resident population of coyotes up to trapping and hunting, even though there is no scientific evidence that coyotes pose a risk to wildlife or the public.
We opposed this bill as a needless for coyotes and damaging to other forms of wildlife, that could be caught in leg-hold traps that would be set out for coyotes.
SB 129 was tabled in the House Natural Resource Committee on June 13, 2012. It did not make it to the floor for a vote.