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The National Coalition to end Wildlife Killing Contests is making phenomenal progress nationwide. Here in Nevada, on March 2, 2021, the Clark County Commission unanimously approved a resolution condemning these horrific events. We hope to soon add Nevada to the list of states banning these events. The Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners will consider wildlife killing contests in June. It’s hard to say which way they will vote. Please alert as many people as you can. Watch this space as the date gets closer to find out what more you can do to put an end to these heinous events.
What Are Wildlife Killing Contests?
- Events usually sponsored by a local restaurant or bar or perhaps a national organization, typically held over a weekend. Contestants pool resources for prizes – like either cash or guns. Frequently billed as a family event which involves children in killing and reveling in the dead bodies.
- Contestants spend a day or several days searching and destroying as many animals as they can. Frequently calling devices are used which mimic calls such as a pup in distress, which lures usually cautious coyotes.
- Coyotes are the most frequent victims. In Nevada, they have Unprotected status which means they can be killed anywhere anytime – no limitations.
- The dead carcasses are hauled into the meeting place on the last evening. They are weighed and prizes awarded for categories such as largest, smallest, most killed, etc. Then food and festivity.
Warning: Graphic Photos. These are not the worst!
“In 2018, Project Coyote and the Humane Society of the United States co-founded the National Coalition to End Wildlife Killing Contests, a growing coalition of more than 50 national and state organizations working together to bring an end to wildlife contests, derbies, and tournaments in the U.S. Together, we have successfully enacted prohibitions on killing contests in seven states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Massachusetts, New Mexico, Vermont and Washington.”
What can you do?
- Visit Project Coyote for complete information, watch their film, and sign the petition!
- Share this information
- Watch this space for Nevada actions!