Tragically, a Canadian teenage pop star was killed by coyotes while hiking in the Nova Scotia wilderness.
In an awesome, unexpected burst of human wisdom, her mother asked that the coyotes not be killed.
“We take a calculated risk when spending time in nature’s fold — it’s the wildlife’s terrain,” she wrote. “When the decision had been made to kill the pack of coyotes, I clearly heard Taylor’s voice say, ‘Please don’t, this is their space.’ She wouldn’t have wanted their demise, especially as a result of her own.”
Although Canada Parks and a local police officer had already killed two coyotes in revenge for young Ms. Mitchell’s death, Canada Parks did acknowledge that mother Emily Mitchell had a point. ““We really have a lot of sympathy for her perspective,” the Canada Parks rep said. “We’re not out here conducting a general cull.”