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Mother urges protection for coyotes that killed her daughter

Musician Taylor Mitchell’s mother says daughter was “environmentalist”

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The mother of Canadian folk musician Taylor Mitchell says her daughter would not have wanted the coyotes that killed Mitchell to be put to death. The 19-year-old died on Tuesday after she was attacked by coyotes while on a hike in Nova Scotia’s Cape Breton Highlands National Park. The statement by Mitchell’s mother was in response to a recent announcement that the pack of coyotes that attacked her daughter would be killed. Calling her daughter a “seasoned naturalist” and “environmentalist,” the elder Mitchell says her daughter “wouldn’t have wanted their demise, especially as a result of her own. She was passionate about animals, was an environmentalist and was also planning to volunteer at the Toronto Wildlife Centre in the coming months.” Taylor’s producer, Michael Johnston, said the girl had a promising career ahead of her: “Musicians saw in her the rarest of the gifts—an ability to sing not only from the heart, but in a way that transcended her age and experience and became something universal.”

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