April 5, 2007, - 3:51 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Last year, I wrote about a six-year Ohio State study documenting that coyotes have double the chance of living another year in an urban environment–developed and inhabited by us evil humans–versus a rural one.
It put the lie to claims by animal rights activists in PETA a/k/a PUTAh (People for the Unethical Treatment of Animals and humans), environmental activists, and “conservative” Laura Ingraham–all of whom claimed that our development hurts animals (and, according to Ingraham, we therefore deserve all the attacks by sharks, bears, and other animals upon humans).
Now, a story in the Chicago Sun-Times bears out the study. The Ohio State study was based on coyotes in Chicago. On Tuesday, a coyote walked into a downtown Chicago Quiznos sub shop and sat down in an open cooler. The coyote did quite well with us scary humans in pants.
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