Every year, coyotes are targeted in cruel “wildlife killing
contests” across much of the United States. These competitions are not held due
to overpopulation or predator control. They are held for entertainment.
Competitors at these events hunt down, shoot, and kill coyotes for the sport of killing. Company sponsors often
provide cash prizes to individuals for the most coyotes killed, as well as for
the largest and smallest coyote killed. The following “killing contests” are
taking place soon:
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Stop your sponsorship of wildlife killing contests
Dear [Decision Maker],
I am writing to ask you to stop your sponsorship of wildlife killing contests that focus on killing large numbers of animals--specifically coyotes--solely for entertainment. These animals are important predators to sustain the ecosystem, and killing contests aren't about hunting for food or even predator control. Scientific studies widely accepted by natural resource agencies show that coyotes rarely target livestock, but subsist on smaller animals and birds and the leavings of other animals. They don't attack humans and seldom attack pets unless they are left unattended outside in an area where coyotes also live.Yet hundreds of coyotes--and other animals--are killed in contests over a period of days because of your sponsorship. These killing contests leave animals injured and bleeding as hunters focus only on the number of animals they can shoot for a prize. Please stop funding these contests--there are better ways that corporate money can be spent than sponsoring a bloodbath of slaughter.Thank you for your consideration.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]