"There can be no biological or legal justification for setting coyote hunters loose in an area where gray wolves are mounting a return after an absence of nearly 90 years from the state," said D.J. Schubert, a wildlife biologist with the Animal Welfare Institute.
Project Coyote promotes educated coexistence between people and coyotes by championing progressive management policies that reduce human-coyote conflict, supporting innovative scientific research, and by fostering respect for and understanding of America's native wild "song dog." http://www.projectcoyote.org/
The Animal Welfare Institute is a non-profit charitable organization founded in 1951 and dedicated to reducing animal suffering caused by people. AWI engages policymakers, scientists, industry, and the public to achieve better treatment of animals everywhere—in the laboratory, on the farm, in commerce, at home, and in the wild. http://www.awionline.org
The Center for Biological Diversity is a national, nonprofit conservation organization with more than 450,000 members and online activists dedicated to the protection of endangered species and wild places . http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/You can find the Stop the Coyote Contest Hunt Petition at Change.org: http://www.change.org/petitions/ca-dept-of-fish-wildlife-f-g-commission-stop-coyote-killing-contest SOURCE Animal Welfare Institute