Oregon: Help Ban Coyote Killing Contests
This action is for Oregon residents only.
Oregon could be the next state to ban coyote killing contests — cruel and gruesome events in which competitors kill as many coyotes as possible during a specified time period for cash and other prizes.
A proposed petition now being considered would prohibit persons from conducting or participating in events that have the goal of killing coyotes for cash or prizes.
You can help end this cruelty by urging the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Commissioners to prioritize this issue and to support the proposed rule. Remember, personalizing your message can help it stand out.
For years, captive wild animals have suffered in the care of traveling zoo operator Robert Sawmiller. On December 9, 2020 two wolves and a Labrador named Fancy were rescued and transported to sanctuary through legal action brought by the Animal Legal Defense Fund.
The Animal Legal Defense Fund — with the assistance of local counsel named Taylor Waters, U.S. Marshals, and the Auglaize County Sheriffs Office — executed a court order, seizing three animals from infamous wild and domestic animal breeder and broker Robert Sawmiller near Wapakoneta, Ohio.December 9, 2020 Press Release
The Animal Legal Defense Fund, the nation’s preeminent legal advocacy organization for animals, is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for illegally trapping a coyote in Essex County, Massachusetts.September 15, 2020 Press Release