POLL: Coyote-killing contests have been outlawed in several states – should they be banned nationwide?

POLL: Coyote-killing contests have been outlawed in several states – should they be banned nationwide?

Nevada wildlife officials are considering a ban on coyote-killing contests, which have been outlawed in several other states. In question is whether the competitions are acceptable wildlife conservation measures or brutal examples of cruelty to animals. Emotions run high on both sides of the issue. The rules of a coyote-killing contest are simple: kill as […]

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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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