Please Take Action to End Wildlife Killing Contests: Write Letters to Newspapers and Legislators…

Ending Wildlife Killing Contests will take a lot of public awareness, education and involvement on your part. #EndWildlifeKillingContests #GetInvolved “Melissa Tedrowe, Midwest region director of the Humane Society, says that while her group actively opposes the contests, it discourages protesting in person to avoid violent confrontation. Instead, it is asking people to write to legislators […]

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Wildlife Killing Contests: A Ruthlessly Completive Culture’s Hold of Rural Wisconsin Communities…

Moondog Madness bills itself as Wisconsin’s Biggest Coyote Hunting Tournament, but area residents aren’t in support of these wildlife killing contests. Instead they want to raise awareness about wildlife killing contests and support legislation that will make them a thing of the past. Area residents want to foster respect for wildlife living in their backyards […]

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New Mexico’s state land commissioner banned organized animal-killing contests on state lands on Thursday…

…The Commissioner called coyote derbies a “brutal, barbaric, inhumane practice.” New Mexico’s state land commissioner banned organized animal-killing contests on state lands on Thursday, calling coyote derbies a “brutal, barbaric, inhumane practice.” “This executive order is not to say that the New Mexico land office doesn’t support hunters — hunters who hunt ethically,” Stephanie Garcia […]

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Wildlife killing contest organizers offer no scientific evidence to justify the indiscriminate killing of native predators…

“Wildlife killing contests exist because organizers reveal them only on a need-to-know basis. And with good reason. “If the public were informed, there would be an outcry,” says Treves. “It’s a violation of the public trust doctrine and probably leads to other illegal activities, like poaching wolves.” Multiple studies also have linked violence toward animals […]

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Stop the Madness: Local Residents Raise Concerns About One of Wisconsin’s Biggest Coyote Tournaments…

Moondog Madness bills itself as Wisconsin’s Biggest Coyote Hunting Tournament, but area residents aren’t in support of these wildlife killing contests. Instead they want to raise awareness about wildlife killing contests and support legislation that will make them a thing of the past. Area residents want to foster respect for wildlife living in their backyards […]

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Centuries of learned behavior has had devastating affects upon Wisconsin’s wild animals. Hunting is considered a cultural heritage, and Wisconsin’s wild animals are killed off every year as a conservation tool. Wild herds of ungulates (animals with hoofs) once roamed the prairies and woodlands of Wisconsin prior to western settlements. Buffalo, antelope, caribou, moose, elk, […]

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