IN THIS ISSUE:
• Idaho Wolf-Baiting Action Alert
• Montebello Adopts Coyote Friendly Communities Program
• John Maguranis in Massachusetts
• KILLING GAMES Film Update
• Lawsuit Filed Against Killing Program
• Arcadia Halts Plan to Trap and Kill
• Petition to Ban the Use of M-44s
• Predator-Friendly Rancher Becky Weed
• Tribute to Hope Ryden
Decision Likely Halts Program That Kills Coyotes, Bobcats, Mountain Lions SALINAS, Calif.— The California Superior Court has ruled that Monterey County’s contract with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services program to kill predators and other native...read more
Salinas >> Last year, animal protection and conservation organizations challenged Monterey County’s contract renewal with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services program, calling it “a notorious federal wildlife-killing program” and filing a lawsuit.read more
Watch Project Coyote’s film trailer about our exposé of wildlife killing contests, which are events wherein contestants win prizes and awards for killing the most or largest of a given species.
Project Coyote, a national non-profit organization based in Northern California, is a North American coalition of scientists, educators, ranchers and citizen leaders promoting compassionate conservation and coexistence between people and wildlife through education, science and advocacy. We work to change laws and policies to protect native carnivores from abuse and mismanagement, advocating coexistence instead of killing.
All of our work — through education, science, and advocacy — strives to create fundamental and systemic changes in the ways wild carnivores are viewed and treated in North America. Project Coyote seeks to stop the wanton and cruel killing of native carnivores, to reform predator management, to create successful models of coexistence, and to inspire the next generation to care for Wild Nature.
Since European colonists stepped foot on the North American continent, native carnivores have been viewed as a threat to livestock and to species humans hunt for food. Like Native Americans, carnivores have been brutally killed and bountied in an effort to eradicate their populations. As the most persecuted and maligned native predator, the coyote represents all misunderstood and exploited predators.
Do you have skills and interest in helping Project Coyote achieve its mission? Join our dedicated team of volunteers who give their time and talents to making this a better world for wildlife.