Stop Mercilessly Killing Coyotes for Bounty

Target: Jason Nixon, Minister of Environment and Parks, Alberta, Canada

Goal: Ban the bounty offered on coyote furs.

Coyotes are erroneously viewed as a pest and are mercilessly slaughtered to reduce their population. Bounties are offered by local municipalities on each carcass recovered and this promotes the senseless killing of these misunderstood creatures. It is despicable to offer a cash prize for killing an animal, and bounties on coyotes must be stopped immediately.

The majority of coyotes are killed by farmers and landowners who are allowed to exterminate the animals all year with no restrictions. Most of the problems caused by coyotes in rural communities are the result of poor farm management, because coyotes are easily attracted by carrion and improperly disposed livestock carcasses are a main source of food. Having livestock give birth at unnatural times, such as during winter when the coyotes are more desperate for food, results in coyote interference with the newborn animals.

Instead of being viewed as a pest to eradicate, people should be educated on the benefits coyotes provide to the local ecosystem. Coyotes keep many other populations in check, such as foxes, raccoons, and small rodents. The rodents can be particularly damaging to fields and crops, and coyotes are a natural way of restoring balance to unnatural environments.

A coyote is generally killed when it poses an issue, and it is horrible that the government encourages this extreme solution. Sign this petition to stop bounties on coyotes.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Honourable Nixon,

I am deeply bothered that local municipalities offer bounties on coyotes killed in your jurisdiction. It is horrible that people are monetarily rewarded for killing an innocent animal, and I urge your government to put an end to this.

The government should educate people on the benefits of coyotes to the local ecosystem. Coyotes are a natural way to restore balance by keeping other overpopulated animals, such as foxes, raccoons, and small rodents in check. Farmers should be encouraged to use good farm management as a means to discourage coyote presence, such as proper disposal of carrion, and lambing or calving during spring months when the coyotes have sufficient wild food available.

It is horrible that coyotes can be killed with few restrictions on private land. This encourages disrespect for a small but majestic creature, and it is demeaning to allow their merciless slaughter for financial gain.

As the minister of the environment, I encourage you to show respect for all creatures in the wild, and to stand up against brutality.

Put an end to the coyote bounty in Alberta.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Christopher Bruno




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7 Comments

  1. Coyotes keep the rodent population in check. Yes, they can become used to humans and WILL hunt your pets, but you need to be vigilant. These animals are not a problem if they have enough wild prey to eat. Putting a price on their heads just makes them seem insignificant and useless which is not true. We need to see the benefits of living with wild creatures.

  2. Evan Jane Kriss says:

    Coyotes play a vital role in the ecosystems they inhabit. They self regulate their populations based on food supply, available land and other factors. They eliminate rodents around human settlements and do not harm humans. There is NO need for culling.

  3. The only good hunter is a dead one. Hunt the hunters! An eye for an eye.

  4. These same people who think this is alright are likely the same people who complain about too many rats, mice, rabbits and vermin, all of which are eaten by coyotes. Killing predators just results in a more unbalanced habitat and is detrimental to the local ecosystems. And, most important, killing for fun and using wildlife for target practice is a fourth world activity and I’d hope Canada is better than that. Stop the BS and treat your wildlife like they matter, because they do matter and you’ll make your environment worse by ignoring science and caving to hunters.

  5. Coyotes are an important part of the ecosystem and should be left alone! Humans are so disgusting, especially stinking hunters.

  6. Jason Nixon, Minister of Environment and Parks, Alberta, Canada

    Ban the bounty offered on coyote furs.

    Coyotes are erroneously viewed as a pest and are mercilessly slaughtered to reduce their population. Bounties are offered by local municipalities on each carcass recovered and this promotes the senseless killing of these misunderstood creatures. It is despicable to offer a cash prize for killing an animal, and bounties on coyotes must be stopped immediately.

  7. Justin Recht says:

    Getting money for killing – a fine way to teach children.
    Clearly, the Minister does not understand the importance of creatures like coyotes – they play an essential part of our eco system.
    Is there an educational online course someone could recommend for the Minister? Please forward it to him without delay!

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