By Donna Dubreuil, the Ottawa Citizen October 19, 2012
Fur flying over RCMP's request for 'coyote strips,' Oct. 13.
RCMP's request for 2,000 pieces of coyote fur to line the hoods of
for their officers is just another example of how out of touch this
agency is with the times.
One would think that after all the recent
negative publicity the RCMP has
received, the agency would be looking to
improve its tarnished image. But in
spite of the Arctic ice melt and
warmer temperatures throughout Canada, the
RCMP continues to reject
humane alternatives in the form of natural fibres
and synthetic furs for
its hats and parkas and plans to spend up to $250,000
to trap and kill
coyotes. Just what will it take to bring this archaic
the 21st century?
Donna DuBreuil, Ontario Wildlife Coalition, Ottawa