At its meeting on Monday, the city's Public Safety Commission considered modifying rules for managing the local coyote population, the station reported—including possibly allowing coil traps, which animal shelter and adoption service Austin Pets Alive has deemed inhumane. The traps are currently illegal to use in Austin.
Council members Don Zimmerman and Ora Houston spoke in favor of using rubber-coated coil traps, while an APA representative noted that domesticated animals that coyote management is meant to protect are being trapped themselves, the story noted.
The commission didn't issue any recommendations on the matter at Monday's meeting.
• Coyote debate howls through committee [The Austin Monitor]