Ban Cruel Coyote Killing Contests

Target: Tony Wasley, Director of the Nevada Department of Wildlife

Goal: Ban the inhumane and ecologically dangerous practice of holding coyote killing contests in Nevada.

Brutal wildlife hunting contests in Nevada offer cash and prizes for the most animal carcasses, and an upcoming contest held by the Nevada Predator Hunters will target coyotes, killing them cruelly and then disposing of their bodies as if they were trash. Participants often use powerful and unsporting weapons, including electronic calling devices. Along with the mass amounts of animals who are killed outright, countless young are orphaned and left to die of starvation and exposure.

These types of contests are not only inhumane, they are ecologically irresponsible. Mass killing of predators has effects felt throughout the ecosystem. Coyote communities themselves become unbalanced, and these contests could even trigger a rapid increase in breeding, tipping the scales in the other direction. Killing native animals like coyotes fails to address any real problems, and can actually lead to more conflicts with livestock. And the demonization of coyotes is not only unfair but untrue: coyotes are an important part of keeping rodent and other ‘pest’ populations in check. They do not deserve to be killed en masse. Sign below to demand that Nevada ban these cruel and dangerous killing contests.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Director Wasley,

The upcoming Annual Nevada Coyote Calling Championship held by the Nevada Predator Hunters, along with other wildlife killing contests, are inhumane and dangerous, and must be stopped. Even some sportsmen’s organizations oppose and condemn “programs, contests or competitions that directly place a bounty on game animals by awarding cash or expensive prizes for the taking of wildlife.” These gruesome contests brutally kill mass amounts of animals and treat their bodies like nothing more than trash.

Additionally, these contests are environmentally dangerous. Human extermination of so many native predators all at once destroys the balance of ecosystems and can have damaging effects in the long term, such as increases in breeding to balance the scales, more conflicts with livestock, and less natural pest control (coyotes, for example, play a large role in keeping rodent populations in check). I urge you to ban cruel wildlife killing contests like the Nevada Coyote Calling Championship.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Jitze Couperus

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18 Comments

  1. ANNICA ERIKSSON says:

    Evil bastards, how can you run a contest killing coyotes???
    Sick psychos, this has to be stopped!!!

  2. markus brandl says:

    They only do this to prove their manhood.

  3. This contest is SINFUL and EVIL DOING!! Those who kill a single animal is considered a MURDERER!! I FEEL SORRY FOR THESE MORONS. AS THEY WILL SUFFER EVEN MUCH MUCH WORSE THAN THE COYOTES THEY KILLED!! BAD N WORSE KARMA WILL NOT STOP HUNTING THESE EVIL BEINGS FOR SURE!!
    AN EYE FOR AN EYE!!
    A LIVE FOR A LIFE!!
    THIS MUST STOP AND BAN FOR GOOD!!

  4. what the hell kind of contest is that you evil creeps real brave when you have a gun in your hands I hope they shoot themselves and the coyotes come and eat them while still living

  5. Jacqui Skill says:

    THEY ARE BARBARIC, SAVAGE MONSTROUS DEHUMANIZED PEOPLE WHO DO THIS!

  6. The disgusting human race needs to keep their hands off wildlife, unless they threaten humans LEAVE THEM ALONE

  7. The disgusting human race needs to keep their hands off wildlife, unless they threaten humans LEAVE THEM ALONE, animals are not for us to eat, kill, or torture

  8. Evil place bunch of rotten sods how about they same sods herd themselves right off the earth .I spit on them&curse them

  9. I’m getting pretty tired of what these Deplorable scum are doing to destroy everything good and decent in America.
    Most animals have gentle souls that are the direct opposite of these sadistic, cowardly, tiny brain humans.
    To subject innocent animals to this kind of brutality is the work of Satan.

  10. monica shepherd says:

    This is deplorable. Why is this allowed to continue? Unlike humans, animal regulate their own numbers. This is plain and simple murder of wildlife done by sick psychopaths.

  11. END THE KILLINGS OF NATURE EARTH NEEDS NOW.

  12. Coyote’s are a vital animal in the ecosystem! Amazing rodent hunters! Not to mention have been here long before we were! This act of violence and horror proves human’s are the biggest invasive species of all on the planet that is the only species on the planet incapable of living with any other species!!! We are pretty much a waste of space!!

  13. THESE COWARDS OUGHT TO BE MADE TO RUN FOR THEIR LIVES THROUGH THE WOODS SO OTHER PEOPLE CAN HUNT THEM DOWN.

  14. Cruel bastards Brutally kill them bastards this needs to stop now Whats wrong with laws .

  15. These Worthless trophy killing Redneck Cowards are the Absolute Lowest Form of human GARBAGE !! Why don’t these Absolute Morons go out and Hunt Each Other and get their Useless POS Off of this Planet !!!!!

  16. Lisa Zarafonetis Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    Signed & shared❗️?

  17. For those who slept in school – these smaller predators control rodents of all sorts! They do have a place in Nature.
    By killing such creatures you not only display a lack of intelligence but also a great disrespect toward God! May he show no mercy with you!
    Look at Asia. Annually millions of $ and countless tons of crop are eaten by mice, rats, other rodents and insects. If they would stop killing them, or stop eating cats, dogs and snakes, they would have more food sources.

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