Rock Springs, WY Group to Protest Coyote Killing Contest
For Immediate Release:
Sunday, January 30, 29022
Madhu Anderson (cell 702 624 7832)
Rock Springs Residents Demand Local Bar to Cancel The Wildlife Killing Contest
Rock Springs, WY- From Sunday, January 30 – February 5, 2022, Wyoming Wildlife Protection Group will peacefully protest a wildlife killing contest hosted by Buddha Bob’s Bar at The Sands
“These contests glorify violence against animals and do not have any sound, science-based wildlife management principles which give our hunters and wildlife agencies a bad name,” says Anderson, the protest organizer.
Wildlife management agencies and lawmakers in a growing number of states—including Arizona, California, Massachusetts, New Mexico, Vermont, and Washington—have banned killing contests in recent years. For example, the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department said, “These kinds of competitive coyote hunts are raising concerns on the part of the public and could possibly jeopardize the future of hunting and affect access to private lands for all hunters.”
Since 1850 when mass killings of coyotes began, the range of this species has tripled in the United States.
According to U.S. Department of Agriculture data, In 2015, U.S. cows and sheep inventories (including calves and lambs) numbered approximately 118.8 million animals. Of that total, 474,9 animals were lost to all carnivores combined (including coyotes, unknown predators, and dogs), or 0.39 percent.
Wyoming Wildlife Protection Group aims to ban wildlife killing contests in Wyoming. For more information, please email email@example.com.
See USDA. 2015. “Cattle and Calves Death Loss in the United States Due to Predator and Nonpredator Causes, 2015.” USDA–APHIS–VS–CEAH, available at: https://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_health/nahms/general/downloads/cattle_calves_deathloss_2015.pdf; USDA. 2015. “Sheep and Lamb Predator and Nonpredator Death Loss in the United States, 2015.” USDA–APHIS–VS–CEAH–NAHMS, available at https://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_health/nahms/sheep/downloads/sheepdeath/SheepDeathLoss2015.pdf.
Robert Crabtree and Jennifer Sheldon, “Coyotes and Canid Coexistence in Yellowstone,” in Carnivores in Ecosystems: The Yellowstone Experience, ed. T. Clark et al.(New Haven [Conn.]: Yale University Press, 1999)
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Wyoming Coyote image by local photographer, Michael Cohen, @mscpix