The Humane Society of the United States n Minnesota action Alert. Urgent: wildlife killing contest in Minnesota this weekend!
On September 7 and 8, the Back to the SRO Bar & Grill in Oak Grove (Anoka County) will sponsor a coyote killing contest, about which the bar’s owner recently posted, “This is a have fun go get him tournament cash payouts for the top three and the biggest…”
Please call the Back to the SRO Bar & Grill at (763) 753-2164 to politely remind them that wildlife killing contests are cruel, ineffective, and do not reflect Minnesota’s tradition of sportsmanship and respect for the outdoors, and request that they do not sponsor this event in the future. You can also email the bar: https://backtothesro.com/ .
As you saw in the article “Better off alive” in the new issue of All Animals magazine from The Humane Society of the United States, participants in wildlife killing contests compete for cash, prizes, and bragging rights for killing the most or the largest coyotes, foxes, bobcats, and other species, often using high-powered weapons, scopes, game calling devices, and spotlights. These gruesome events have nothing to do with fair chase hunting or responsible wildlife management. They do not reduce coyote populations (and may even cause them to increase), yield more game species like deer or turkeys, or mitigate conflicts with livestock, pets, or people. It’s nothing more than killing for fun and prizes, which Minnesota has demonstrated it opposes by passing strong laws against animal fighting.
Thank you for speaking up for Minnesota’s wildlife!
Photo credit HSUS