It’s coyote-killing season in Pennsylvania. Are the hunts barbaric or necessary population control?

It’s coyote-killing season in Pennsylvania. Are the hunts barbaric or necessary population control?

A dead Eastern coyote hung upside down above a bucket of dried blood in a rural Pennsylvania fire hall, its lips locked in a perpetual snarl. Some men crouched beside it, while other adults twirled spaghetti with a fork, looking on from aluminum chairs. Children held canned sodas and stared. “Thirty-eight pounds even,” the men […]

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Petition: Participants Spend Two Days Killing as Many Animals as Possible at Wildlife Killing Contest in Indiana

Petition: Participants Spend Two Days Killing as Many Animals as Possible at Wildlife Killing Contest in Indiana

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) shared the results of an uncover investigation into a wildlife killing contest in Indiana. The local fire department held a weigh-in for animals killed in December 2020. Participants spent two days killing as many animals as possible and then dragging them to the final event to be […]

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Petition: Chilling Results Revealed from Investigation into Wildlife Killing Contest in Texas

Petition: Chilling Results Revealed from Investigation into Wildlife Killing Contest in Texas

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) released information about an undercover investigation into a wildlife killing contest in Texas. Wildlife killing contests are horrible events in which people, including children, are incentivized to hunt and kill wild animals for cash and prizes. The results are chilling.   Texas is thought to have the […]

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Coyote, fox hunters allowed to use night-vision and infrared optics

POLL: Should hunters be allowed to use night-vision and infrared optics?

Hunters pursuing foxes, coyotes, raccoons, opossums, striped skunks, weasels, bobcats and porcupines in Pennsylvania may now use handheld and sporting-arm mounted night-vision and infrared (thermal) optics. A law permitting those devices in hunting furbearers became effective November 6, when it was published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin. The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners in September gave […]

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