In rebuttal to the article posted about how Costa Mesa will trap coyotes ("Costa Mesa to trap coyotes," March 3): Rather than trapping the coyotes, why not respond to the public outcry that they treat their own pets responsibly and not allow them to roam at night? We should rejoice that there's still some wildlife left in the concrete jungle that we've created for ourselves.
Pets are an artificial means of surrounding ourselves with the animals that we pretend to love. If we love these animals so much, why would they be left outside in the winter cold to become prey for the wildlife that is only responding in a natural way to hunt for food left so conveniently for their sustenance? Learn to appreciate the remnants of nature in the natural world that still surround us.
Honor Reagan and the Marines
OK, I've been sounding off about the politicization of the Reagan statue in Newport Beach, now let me offer a constructive suggestion. As governor, Ronald Reagan was involved in the Boy Scouts; in his eight years in office he served as membership roundup chairman for project SOAR and served on the council's advisory board. For his service to the Boy Scouts and youth, he was awarded the Silver Beaver Award, and as a member of the Los Angeles area council, he served as "Scoutorama" chairman.