I understand raccoons need to eat too, just not my chickens. I can't argue with nature, but I can keep my pets safe. Although their suburban yard is large, they have limited space to run and hid for cover. They are trapped.
Over 120,000 native carnivores -- including coyotes, wolves, bobcats, badgers, foxes, and bears -- are killed every year by Wildlife Services, largely at the behest of corporate agribusiness interests.