Coyote Trapping Approved in Leawood

LEAWOOD, Kan. (AP) _ A Kansas City suburb has unanimously approved a measure that legalizes coyote trapping.

The vote Monday night was a response to coyote attacks on pets in Leawood, Kan. The ordinance allows the city to trap coyotes on public property only and requires homeowners' associations to obtain permits to trap the animals on private land.

The National Humane Society objected to trapping as inhumane and ineffective, and suggested that the city instead try to capture coyotes in a cage.

Animal control officers say coyote attacks in Leawood have killed at least 11 pets this year.

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