The killing contests are not only barbaric, but the massive killing of coyotes by hunters, and USDA’s Wildlife Services defeats their purpose. Coyotes, if left alone do less damage to livestock. In Marin County, CA they’ve shown when livestock owners use non-lethal methods to protect their livestock they have less depredation. Some have 100% no depredation since they’ve stopped the massive killing of coyotes in conjunction with non-lethal methods to protect livestock.
Cha-ching, cha-ching. $$$$ Saving money, too.
What do all of these killing contests have in common? They award prizes to those who kill the most individuals and the largest (and sometimes the most females) perpetuating…
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