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Tue Aug 6, 2019, 10:45 AM

Two coyote pups hung from utility pole in Vermont - petition to Gov


PETITION TARGET: Vermont Governor Phil Scott

Two young coyote pups were dangled by their feet from a utility pole in front of a home in Vermont’s rural Essex County. The grisly sight took place on a main road and horrified people who passed by. These innocent victims were hunted, killed, and hanged in a smug showcase of vanity.

Brenna Galdenzi of the group Protect our Wildlife was shocked when she saw these poor creatures strung up for a gruesome display. Outraged, she told New England Cable News, “I don’t really think there’s any other way to look at those photos than to be completely appalled.”

Because these pups were hanged on private property, no current laws were violated. Coyotes can be hunted all year in Vermont. In fact, it’s open season on coyotes year-round in most of the US. Even more sickening, most states hold annual coyote-killing contests that are nothing short of “gruesome celebrations of slaughter,” as reported by The Washington Post.

Vermont has recently become the 2nd state to ban these horrific contests, but we need more. Animal advocates are calling for change. However, the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Board recently denied a petition to restrict coyote hunting. We must speak out to save coyotes and other animals from such brutal treatment.

Sign this petition to urge Governor Scott to call for legislation that would protect coyotes and end barbaric practices such as stringing them up like criminals on display.


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Tue Aug 6, 2019, 10:55 AM

1. I love animals but... coyotes don't need to

be saved. They are as close to a nuisance animal as you can get. The only reason their range has spread is because we stupidly slaughtered the native apex predators. Ironically, killing coyotes tends to increase their numbers as they increase their breeding rates. The best way to get rid of them is brewing back the natural apex predictors.

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Tue Aug 6, 2019, 11:03 AM

2. This is the animal rights group

Coyotes are the most persecuted but they are too adaptable to ever be eliminated, thank goodness. This is about animal rights, humane treatment. This is cruel, inhumane and sick to hang coyotes on display. It is also cruel to allow hunting of them during their pupping season, where pups can be left to starve to death.

You cannot bring back apex predators except in wilderness areas, so that could not be a solution for bringing down coyote populations. Coyotes eat rodents and have self regulating populations, as you note killing them only increases populations.

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