We need your voice now to stop these cruel and inhumane contests
Here are some things you can do to stop this barbaric practice.
- Write and call your state legislators today Go to this link to find their contact information https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/Legislator/A/Senate/
- Contact the local BLM representatives Kenny Kendrick firstname.lastname@example.org and Paul Amar (Austin BLM) email@example.com
- Write Letters to the Editor of your local paper(s)
Talking points for your calls, emails, and letters to the editor
- The mass killing of coyotes has been proven to actually result in an increase in their population. This directly contradicts the irrational justification many give for these contests
- Coyote killing contests are conducted for profit, entertainment, prizes, and for the “fun” of killing.
- Killing contests serve no wildlife management function. Coyote populations that are not exploited form stable family groups that naturally limit populations through defense of territory and the suppression of breeding by subordinate female members of the family group. Indiscriminate killing of coyotes disrupts this social stability, resulting in increased reproduction and pup survival.
- Coyotes play an important ecological role in helping to maintain healthy ecosystems and species diversity. As the top carnivore in some ecosystems, coyotes provide a number of benefits, including regulating the number of animals such as skunks, raccoons, and foxes, which in turn helps to boost biodiversity as well as song and ground bird populations.
- Coyote killing contests perpetuate a culture of violence and send a message to children that life has little value and that an entire species of animals is disposable and despicable.
- Coyote killing contests which often include alcohol put other wildlife, pets and people at risk.
- Banning killing contests will not restrict the ability of ranchers or others to protect their property.
- Banning killing contests will not undermine Second Amendment gun ownership rights.
Read more about the FACTS pertaining to coyote killing contests at ProjectCoyote.org