Coyote Pup in Southern Maine with Mange
Why does this small Coyote pup look like this?
Where is her beautiful coat?
This young coyote pup is suffering from a painful affliction that often causes them to endure a slow and painful death. It is mange.
What causes this affliction? RODENT POISONS
And this is just another instance that expresses how we are all connected.
How is that you ask?
Rodents of all kinds are often attracted to our human dwellings because our species inadvertently offers them food and safe and warm havens. And in order to rid oneself of them, our culture has resorted to POISONS. And these poisons are readily available everywhere.
There are also companies that make their living spreading poisons out in our homes, around our homes and all over our lawns and gardens. And poisons focused on rodents cause them to slowly bleed to death. But before they die, they leave your home and return to nature….where the carnivores hunt them.
So the more of these rodents a carnivore eats, the more their IMMUNE SYSTEM is suppressed by the poisons in the rodents’ bodies. And what happens to them is what happens to us when our immune system is compromised. We do not have the ability to fight off organisms that cause illness or afflictions.
So Coyotes with compromised IMMUNE SYSTEMS succumb to mange, and if not treated they will suffer a slow and agonizing death. First the millions, yes millions, of these parasites invade their skin, travel to their hair follicles, draining them of their health …and causing them to lose all their beautiful fur.
These parasites continually give off toxins that cause SEVERE itching, which makes the coyote scratch themselves raw. They become weak and anemic, and cannot hunt, causing starvation as well. If this happens in the Winter, they will freeze to death.
Mange can be treated if it is caught before the parasites affect the vital organs. BUT why should it happen at all?
There are many ways to control any rodent issues one may have, but POISONS should NEVER be one of those ways.
YES….we are all connected. And our behavior toward the rodents then affects the larger system of Life. I suggest … make a promise to yourself NOT TO USE RODENT POISONS. You are affecting many other lives by doing so.