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Two Coyotes Killed for No Good Reason

Two Coyotes Killed for No Good Reason

Studies have shown time and time again that killing coyotes does not control their populations, but rather stimulates it. The pelts are not valuable, especially when they have dog bites and bullet holes in them. This is killing for fun and should be illegal.


How its done

How its done

The coyote is chased to exhaustion by teams of hunters dogs. Sometimes shot and wounded. Often a noose or leash is placed around the coyotes neck to prevent it from escaping and the dogs are encouraged and allowed to finish it off. This can take as much as 45 minutes or more of torture. The hunters encourage their dogs to be savage. they laugh and make jokes about the coyotes predicament. Should these people be allowed near ANY wildlife with this lust for torture and killing?


A coyote is dragged for the dogs

A coyote is dragged for the dogs

Still alive, this coyote is dragged to entice the dogs to bite it more


The work of the hunters and their dogs

The work of the hunters and their dogs

No animal should have to die this way. This is OUR wildlife, not just theirs to do with it as they see fit. Anyone that treats an animal this cruelly should not be allowed in society.


This coyote has been shot in the rear and front legs so that the hunters dogs can kill it

This coyote has been shot in the rear and front legs so that the hunters dogs can kill it


Dogs surround this wounded and exhausted coyote

Dogs surround this wounded and exhausted coyote


Dogs cornering a coyote

Dogs cornering a coyote

The next step will often be for the hunter to put a noose around the coyotes neck, drag it out and hold if for the dogs to chew up and kill. Also notice that this coyote has been shot and wounded- most likely deliberately. To do this is not normal dog behavior, but learned behavior from the dogs owners/ trainers


Coyte shot and wounded by the hunters

Coyte shot and wounded by the hunters

This wounded coyote ran into a plaza in Rochester, New York while being chased by the hunters and their dogs. Notice the placement of the injuries- front leg and back leg, as is a consistency in most photos. After being surrounded by media and curious onlookers, it was then dragged with a catch pole, loaded into the hunters truck with his dogs, then taken to a wooded area to be finished off. This all under the control of the DEC Officers in New York


Young coyote torn apart by the dogs

Young coyote torn apart by the dogs

This coyote pup is used as live bait for these hunting dogs in training. Does it look like they are mixing some pitbull in with the hounds?


Shot in the hip this coyote was then killed by the hunting dogs

Shot in the hip this coyote was then killed by the hunting dogs

Most people are completely unaware that this is how coyote hunting with dogs is done.


Coyote wounded by the hunter is "finished off " by the hunters dogs

Coyote wounded by the hunter is "finished off " by the hunters dogs

The hunter looks on and snaps lots of photos of the torture to show his hunting buddies. How else do you think we got these pictures?


This coyotes front legs were shot by the hunter so the dog could catch and kill it.

This coyotes front legs were shot by the hunter so the dog could catch and kill it.

This is not ethical hunting.


This fox is on a Cable Restraint or "snare" staked to the ground

This fox is on a Cable Restraint or "snare" staked to the ground

This is just before the dogs are released to maul it to death


Dogs close in to kill the snared fox

Dogs close in to kill the snared fox

This is how the dogs are trained to kill wildlife. What would these dogs do if a domestic cat or small dog crossed their path?


red fox on snare is used to train the dogs to kill

red fox on snare is used to train the dogs to kill

A "cable restraint" is put to use to train these dogs . Often fox are used to train the young dogs, who then graduate to coyotes


Notice the broken rear  leg  and chewed up front leg

Notice the broken rear leg and chewed up front leg

The hunters like to shoot them just to maim, not kill them so the torture can continue. This would never be allowed in deer hunting or any other "sport"- not by ethical hunters. These guys give all hunters a big black eye.


Dead coyote

Dead coyote

This coyote was run to exhauastion by relays of dogs, let out at intervals so they are fresh. Then, the hunter shot it in the front legs to cripple it so the dogs could attack it and chew it up. It is a slow, violent agonizing death. The hunters have snapped the photos, and are usually laughing (LOL!) and bragging about the coyotes predicament


What a Cable restraint  or "snare" does to a coyote

What a Cable restraint or "snare" does to a coyote

Coyote hunters use snared coyotes to train their hunting dogs while they are caught in the snare and struggling. The more the coyote struggles, the tighter the snare gets. There is currently a bill to legalize them in New York State, (no) thanks to an uninformed assemblywoman


Coyote run to exhaustion is cornered

Coyote run to exhaustion is cornered

Relays of teams of fresh dogs are used to run the coyote to exhaustion. Since a coyote can't climb a tree to escape such as a raccoon or bear, they can run for many hours and miles, crossing highways, private posted property and sometimes ending up in plazas, school yards, front yards. One recent hunt depicted the coyote as having been chased for 7 hours.