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Take a Stand on World Wildlife Day, Oppose Wildlife Killing Contests in N.Y.

On December 20, 2013, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) proclaimed 3 March as UN World Wildlife Day to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild animals and plants.

The most valuable gift for wildlife today is ACTION.

Each year thousands of animals, including coyotes, die in cruel wildlife killing competitions held in New York, where contestants compete to shoot the most or biggest animals for cash prizes.

Incentivizing the killing of New York’s wildlife is wrong – it’s both cruel and scientifically unsound as a management tool. 

For more than 100 years, what amounts to an extermination campaign has been waged against coyotes across the United States. However, coyotes are more widespread now than ever, and have even have expanded their range to include many cities.

The best available science shows coexisting with predator animals – rather than killing them – is the most effective management strategy, yet many states often do little to halt barbaric killing contests.

New York can be better.

Wildlife killing contests have no place in the 21st century, nor do they have a place in New York.

Take a stand for wild, New Yorkers! Tell your state Senator to support S. 7542 – a bill that would at ban wildlife-killing contests in New York.

The Senate Environmental Conservation Committee is meeting today, March 3, 2020 at 11:30 a.m. eastern. Tune in to watch.