Welcome Green Monsters! We're your online guide to making conscious choices that help people, animals and the planet.
single

If you are a Californian, you may be shocked to know that it is in fact currently LEGAL to kill coyotes, bobcats, and foxes for fun and prizes in your state. In fact, there is a three-day coyote hunt that is held every February in Modoc County, that similar to Japanese hunts have been historically justified for their “scientific” grounds. After all, helping to thin out predators is ALWAYS a good thing! Right…oh wait

According to conservationist specializing in the coyote population, “hunting coyotes doesn’t reduce their numbers…studies that show coyotes breed more often and have more puppies when pack leaders are killed.” Not only that, but targeting apex predators for sport has been linked to growing imbalances in natural ecosystems which can completely alter physical landscapes (just see what removing wolves from Yellowstone did).

Luckily, this craziness can be stopped. The California Fish and Game Commission has proposed a rule to outlaw hunting contests and tournaments in the state. To make sure this rule passes, contact your state legislators if you are a Calif. resident. People outside of Calif. can also help the cause by signing this petition from Project Coyote.

Image Source: John Harrison/Flickr

Browse through some recent posts below:

Orphaned Baby Chimp Rescued After Being Held in a Box for 2 Weeks by Wildlife Traffickers

Orphaned Baby Chimp Rescued After Being Held in a Box for 2 Weeks by Wildlife Traffickers

Think Your Dog Looks Hilarious at Bath Time? He’s Not The Only One! (PHOTOS)

Think Your Dog Looks Hilarious at Bath Time? He's Not The Only One!

Meet Dusty, the Kangaroo Who Thinks He’s a Dog (PHOTOS)

Meet Dusty, the Kangaroo Who Thinks He's a Dog (PHOTOS)

Little Girl Who Had Both Feet Amputated Gets a New Puppy Who is Missing a Paw

Little Girl Who Was Born Without Feet Gets a New Puppy Who is Missing a Paw

Disclosure: One Green Planet accepts advertising, sponsorship, affiliate links and other forms of compensation, which may or may not influence the advertising content, topics or articles written on this site. Click here for more information.

45 comments on “Help California Ban Wildlife Killing Contests! [Petition]”

Sign on with:
Click to add comment
Wilfrid Et Béatrice Perrault
11 Months Ago

Signé


Reply
Laverne Ramsey
11 Months Ago

My.vote is yes


Reply
Roger Smith
1 Years Ago

They should hunt and kill each other....our government does it...


Reply
Meenakshi Baljekar
1 Years Ago

I had heard Americans are evolved people......????


Reply
Chemaine Leon
1 Years Ago

Signed!!!!


Reply
Lana E Smith
1 Years Ago

Rachel Elms xx


Reply
Kurt Kastner
1 Years Ago

I find it disgusting, ranks right up there with trophy hunting.


Reply
Sunita Bhan
1 Years Ago

Signed mine


Reply
James Mork
1 Years Ago

Killing animals for amusement. Somehow I don't think killing and amusement belong in the same sentence.


Reply
Giselle Mehta
1 Years Ago

Signed.


Reply


Subscribe to our Newsletter




Follow us on


Do Not Show This Again

×

Submit to OneGreenPlanet


Terms & Conditions ×