POLL: Should the Alberta coyote hunting contest be stopped? – Focusing on Wildlife
Jan 182016

An annual contest that encourages hunters to kill as many coyotes as they can in one day will be going ahead on Saturday, despite threats against the organizer.

The DKD Coyote Tournament will be holding its fifth annual competition just outside of Edmonton — the event’s Facebook page says the location of the check-in will be announced the day of.

Teams of two are encouraged to hunt down as many coyotes as possible. Awards are handed out not only for the number caught, but for side categories such as “smallest coyote” and “mangiest coyote.”

Should the Alberta coyote hunting contest be stopped?

The rules specify that coyotes must be hunted: “NO road kills, Poisoned, Trapped, or Snared entries accepted.”

“When we glorify killing at that level… it leaves a bad taste in most people’s mouths,”

The organizer, Paul, who says he only goes by his first name for his family’s safety as he has received threats, told the Calgary Sun he feels the only reason people are upset is because he called the event a “contest.”

Lesley Sampson, a member of Coyote Watch Canada, says culls like this can actually be harmful to the social structure of coyote packs.

“When we glorify killing at that level … it leaves a bad taste in most people’s mouths,” Sampson told CTV News in advance of last year’s hunt.

Coyote hunting is legal in Alberta, as long as the hunter has permission to do so on the land.

“Guys are out shooting coyotes, no matter what. This is just some friendly competition between teams,” says Paul, in an interview with CBC News.

This article was first published by The Huffington Post on 05 Jan 2016.

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Only in Alberta would you find a contest of this magnitude to kill as many living creatures in one day! Not surprising with all the cattle farms out there. These farmers continually cry about everything, while their cattle adds methane gas by the billions to our planet. They destroy grasslands etc. but we put up with it because of a food supply! Still not enough for the Alberta farmer…they take and take. Disgusting and shameful.

Kathleen Colley

The Canadian government needs to intervene here – a contest to see who can kill as many animals in a timeframe is madness! These animals are integral to the ecosystem of that area and shall become unbalanced if the system is altered. Then there shall be all sorts of problems. Please Canadians, lobby your government to stop this crazy competition!

Tracy Graziano

Check out: "Killing Coyote" – a film about coyote hunting contests in the West. https://youtu.be/TfXPvr8Vkyk

Barbara Wyatt

Dumb question. It should never have started. Period.

Christa Niederreither

100% for stopping this!!!!

Maria Teresa Ronca

until there will be killings of all animals for food and for fun, there will be wars and horrors on this planet.

Myriam Pillon

la chasse spectacle/loisir et autres …. doivent cesses !!!!! stop aux tortures et maltritances !!!!

Jette Guyette

“Kindness and compassion towards all living things is a mark of a civilized society. Conversely, cruelty, whether it is directed against human beings or against animals, is not the exclusive province of any one culture or community of people. ”

Bruce Goulding

All hunting should be stopped They were here before us. All wildlife is wonderful. I am an avidit Wolf lover and coyotes are from the same type of breed.

Avigael Goory

please stop kill coyote they have the wright to live like us

Ria Montauban

Outlaw it, not simple, but can be done, most people are against it, it is only a minorety of killers, who want to hunt.

Ria Montauban

The sooner they stop it the better, this cannot go on like this, everyone there is trigger happy or has traps, disgustingly cruel people, I dont know, whats wrong with people, always wanting to kill, it is an ego thing, small penis syndrome is one of them, sad story.

Sandy Porter

That's not hunting – that's slaughter.

Beth Riso

Thiis beyond horrible!!!! It's akin murdering dogs……

Natalie Oag

Stop this madness, that selfish, scumbag standing holding a gun with endless fur skins, I hope Karma comes back and hits that man in the heart. What a sad photo, the lives lost and suffering for fur??? Sick man!! I would rather see the fur on the live animals running free and that coward shot with his skin hanging, would the smarmy murdermbe smiling then!!! Ban this barbaric sport!!!

Lisa MacLean

I hope you are ashamed….bastards! Nothing GOOD about killing are human's fucking stupid…..well YES they are braindead. Fuck Alberta and their killing ways….I will never GO THERE! BOYCOTT!

Cathryn Brooks

Disgusting excuses for human beings. Stop it now!!

Nan Warner

Rogue Humans

Sonia Mosetti

Stopped for ever! Yes! Stop! Kill a coyote is not a sport, it is a murder!

Doug Simanton

as a rancher i have seen nothing but wildlife devestation created from to many coyotes through calving and lambing coyotes are as vivacious killers as wolves are i have watched them run antelope and deer until the animals would actually die from running to hard in cold weather i have seen deer herds totally devestated from the killing of fawns in areas pheasant and grouse populations become so low from constant coyote and coon preying on them they cannot sustain thier own population

Robyn Pavitt

96% have voted STOP THE KILLING. When will we be heard?!

Elizabeth Novak

End the killing of coyotes.This has got to stop. It's stupid, crude and unnecessary. It upsets the natural flow of nature. Wildlife isn't ours to kill!!!

Karen L Palmer

The rest of the world must think we are like China, how terribly embarrassing this is. All for what? So a few little men can play shoot me up? Stop all hunting of coyotes, anyone with a brain knows they will balance them selves in the wild.

Aryo Barzan Pirouznia

Stop this!

Deborah Ahern

When will hunting for sport be stopped it's barbaric!! Animals wanrvto live just like us.

Maria Harrison

worth killing??..to the poor coyotes??..everything you do here??..you pay !!..with the lives of your family??..THINK BEFORE YOU DO ???

Rhonda Myers

So, what do you folks suggest to do with the diseased starving coyotes when these hunts are stopped? Are you willing to pay more for your groceries because they are going after livestock/poultry? I would guess not. I do think regulation of the numbers is needed. But, not outlawing hunting completely. This leads to more disease, starvation and, suffering of the animals you strive to save.

Jenny Jinya

This is fucking disgusting and a disgrace to humanity.

Deborah Brockway

All hunting know matter what you call it should be stopped a contest to kill as many as you can in 1 day is ridiculous I myself do not want to live in a world were there are no animals look what it leaves us wake up people!!!!!

Leo Bongers

If you want to shoot, then shoot pictures with a camera. Much more fun and every animal can be shot more often. Apart from that you can be accepted as a human being.

Aleta Pahl

I think we all need more to do here than just taking a poll. give us some people to call, some organization to maybe donate to, or get behind an injunction to stop this!

Aleta Pahl

at this point.. how can we stop this? It is absolutely disgusting on a moral base and totally harmful to the natural ecosystem. The coyotes need their own team out there to protect them from these butchers.

Ursula Sand

leave the remaining wildlife alone. protect it!

Nora Coyle

we need a lot more than a poll to try to stop this execution

Larry A. Drew

time to start hunting the hunters… its time these cowardly perverts had something at risk besides bragging rights to their equally perverted friends… anaimals have as much right to be protected from cowardly perverts as much as you and I do…

Эллочка Дамоцева

Сдохните Сволочи все, в один день весте с вашими детьми… Твари!!!

Meray Dedeci

You are Very sick EVIL and nothing for this world You name is ANIMAL ABUSER BURNING ON DE HELL

Meray Dedeci

Bastards stop hunting for fur

Thomas Adcock

The level of saltiness in the comment sections, gotta love it.

Luc Engelbert

i want the kids to si wat wild life is in realety en not on pics or video s

Annet Holthof

No need for killen these beautifull [email protected]

Helen Weeks

Of course it should be stopped – it is barbaric.

Sue Baumgardt

Seems like a huge number of people have never grown up. The only thing that makes them feel big is shooting at another living being and then posing with its corpse. Definitely some pathalogical disorder. No hopers. But more worrying is that the government allows this. Shame on Canada

Marga Stevens

yes! disgusting!!

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Chris O

How horrible. Those animals are so intelligent.

Cindy Scurry McCormick

This is HORRIFIC! HUMANS ARE SIMPLY BARBARIANS! !!!! Take LESSONS on how to LOVE from animals, they love UNCONDITIONAL!

Becky Loucks

you guys are sick, i will sign everything and anything too keep this from happening……… 'karma' don't forget too sleep w/one eye open

Kate Dougherty

The real vermin are the two legged white killers.

Moira Smith

Pea brained morons go shoot each other and do the world a big big favour please ! You wont be missed

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