A bill that would allow trappers to catch and sell live coyotes is failing.
Legislative leaders have been bombarded with telephone calls from people opposed to the measure.
A state representative says the opposition is misplaced because no coyote has ever been treated as well as the ones that end up in the enclosures that often cover hundreds of acres.
A Humane Society Coordinator says the group is concerned that transporting the animals from one place to another might help spread rabies and other diseases.
The bill is not expected to pass out of committee before the end of the current legislative session.