Share the planet with wildlife

Development is forcing native animals from their homes

Editor: In regards to the story about coyotes in Langley and area (The Times, June 19), where do people think they are? We are building and developing. and forcing them and dozens of other types of wildlife out of their homes.

The coyote is guilty of nothing more than hunting food in an area that  was theirs a short time ago. Teach your children to be wildlife savvy. I taught my boys that 30-odd years ago.

Today we live with this philosophy — share this planet.

On a weekly basis, I, my boys who are now grown and my grandchildren travel in areas where a coyote would be the least of our worries. We are in areas where there are grizzly bears, cougars and the like. Everyone should take responsibility and learn.

I could go on and on. I have been studying for the last year or more on this very subject. I hope to be involved in a program that all can and will benefit from.

In the meantime, I urge people to educate themselves and their children. Care for your animals and make sure they are within eyesight.

I can assure you that some of your ancestors didn’t kill animals because it was easier than learning to share this planet. All wildlife is here for a reason.

Humans have depended on all animals since the begining of time.

I believe in this approach — do not kill, relocate.

Sherene Storkson,

Langley