Make Wildlife Killing Contests Illegal

Target: Charlie Baker, Governor of Massachusetts

Goal: Ban all inhumane and unnecessary wildlife killing competitions in the state, including an upcoming coyote killing contest.

A gun shop in Massachusetts is inviting hunters to take part in a brutal coyote killing contest, sparking fury among local animal rights advocates. Wildlife killing competitions, such as this one, are completely unnecessary and can wreak havoc on local ecosystems. Demand that this cruel event be made illegal so that such celebrations of wanton killing cannot take place.

Although some people incorrectly view coyotes and other predatory species as pests, these creatures are an essential part of the environment. Predators help maintain the ecological balance by keeping the populations of herbivorous species in check, which in turn can have a cascade of positive effects in the ecosystem. To encourage hunters to slaughter these creatures in mass numbers is irresponsible and must not be permitted.

Coyote killing contests and any other wildlife hunting competitions have no place in a society that values compassion or the natural world. Sign this petition and demand that they be made illegal to prevent future killings.


Dear Governor Baker,

An upcoming coyote killing contest hosted in Hyannis is a prime example of the disposable way in which some people view Massachusetts’ many species of wildlife. Such contests are not only inhumane, but are irresponsible from an environmental perspective. Predatory species, including coyotes, form a vital part of the ecosystem, and should not be killed simply to help gun store owners gain publicity or to give hunters something to boast about.

We, the undersigned, urge you to consider the long-term effects such wildlife killing competitions can have on animal populations and the environment as a whole. Please call for a ban on this and all other forms of wildlife hunting contests.


[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Yathin S. Krishnappa

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  1. Tina shurtleff says:

    Another example of extreme cruelty to animals for human entertainment. Ignorant

  2. Human entertainment is at an all time low! Why don’t they take up something that doesn’t include taking the life of God’s creatures.

  3. What is the name of the gun shop so that people can boycott and HOPEFULLY stop this massacre. If the law allows this to happen then steps MUST be taken to prevent it!!! The BEAST walks on 2 legs ,not 4!!!!

  4. The only good hunter is a dead one.Hunt the hunter.

  5. Barbaric ritual that some Yanks just don’t get. Gov Baker needs to recognise this and put an end to this animal abuse. Every wanna be trophy hunter out there with a gun? What a shocking and terrifying thought …….


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