Target: Tony Wasley, Director of the Nevada Department of Wildlife
Goal: Outlaw cruel coyote hunting contests and similar events in Nevada
Recently, 32 people participated in an event that involved hunting coyotes as a part of a contest. The team that killed the most coyotes won a cash prize. According to the Nevada Department of Wildlife, coyotes are an unprotected species that can be hunted without a license. Although not yet illegal, contests like these are completely unethical and should be banned in Nevada.
The organizers of this hunting contest defended the event and argued that coyotes are acceptable to kill because they prey on livestock and pets. Coyotes mainly prey on livestock and pets because of the proximity of the animals as civilization continues to encroach on their natural habitats. Coyotes should not be blamed for this and then killed as a part of an awful contest for money. Coyotes and other animals should be spared from this horrible form of entertainment in the future.
Animal advocates in Nevada are outraged and are working to ensure that similar events like this are banned in the future. Animals should not be murdered for the entertainment and greed of humans. Sign this petition and demand a ban against coyote hunting contests and any other similar events in Nevada.
Dear Director Wasley,
A group in Nevada recently held a contest encouraging people to hunt and kill as many coyotes as they could for a cash prize. To make matters worse, these coyotes are an unprotected species that can be hunted without a license. This coyote hunting contest is completely unethical and should be banned, along with any other similar events.
Coyotes and other animals should not be hunted for the entertainment and greed of humans. The cash prize motivated these hunters to kill more coyotes than they would have otherwise. If events like this are allowed in the future, many other animals will be killed by hunters for the chance to earn a bit more money.
Animals do not deserve to be murdered as a part of a contest because some people think it sounds like a fun event. I urge you to help animal advocates as they fight to ban coyote hunting contests and similar events in Nevada in the future.
[Your Name Here]
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