The FOURTH wildlife killing contest of 2019 is being held in Minnesota this weekend. Please share this alert and take action now. Our actions last week were highly effective, with one of the hosts posting a policy that they ‘do not sponsor or affiliate with hunting contests’ after receiving so many calls. Your calls make a difference! Thank you for taking action.
On January 25 and 26, a wildlife killing contest will be held in Madison, Minnesota, targeting coyotes and foxes.
Please contact the host of the event to politely remind them that wildlife killing contests are cruel, ineffective, and do not reflect Minnesota’s tradition of sportsmanship and respect for the outdoors, and request that they do not host or sponsor this event in the future.
4th Annual Predator Hunt (Madison, Minnesota). Host: Madison VFW Post 1656. Phone (320) 598-7498. Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Madison-VFW-Post-1656-266815813348269/?epa=SEARCH_BOX
As you saw in the article “Better Off Alive” in All Animals magazine from The Humane Society of the United States, participants in wildlife killing contests compete for cash, prizes, and bragging rights for killing the most or the largest coyotes, foxes, bobcats, and other species, often using high-powered weapons, scopes, game calling devices, and spotlights. These gruesome events have nothing to do with fair chase hunting or responsible wildlife management. They do not reduce coyote populations (and may even cause them to increase), will not yield more game species like deer or turkeys, and will not mitigate conflicts with livestock, pets, or people. It’s nothing more than killing for fun and prizes, which Minnesota has demonstrated it opposes by passing strong laws against animal fighting.
Thank you for speaking up for Minnesota’s wildlife!