Anti-hunters ask us all the time, why do you kill coyotes?
Coyotes are like rats and mice. They are a nuisance and at this point all over the country are vastly overpopulated. They also have no shame in what and where they hunt for food.
I know several people who have lost dogs, cats, and other household pets to coyotes.
This video is another example of a coyote being a ruthless killer: