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Please send email to stop coyote killing contest in New Mexico

November 17, 2012
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BACKGROUND | SOURCE KRQE

A repulsive killing contest or the right to reduce dangerous predators?

The controversial coyote killing contest has the village of Los Lunas divided.

Protestors and supporters lined main street Saturday, and police were even called out to keep the peace.

“It’s not about hunting! It’s about being cruel!” shouted one protestor.

About two dozen people held signs demanding the gun store cancel the protests. Signs read “Mass murder coyotes? Howl no!!” and “This is not a contest, it’s a massacre.”

The uproar is caused by a controversial coyote hunting contest held by Gunhawk Firearms. The shop is offering a reward for the hunter who bags the most coyotes in a weekend. It was an idea spurred by Calibers, an Albuquerque gun shop. They canceled their contest after severe backlash from customers and activists.

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WHOM TO CONTACT

Block:

bruce.swingle@co.valencia.nm.us ; vialpando@loslunasnm.gov ; jjuen@blm.gov

Individual:

County Manager Bruce Swingle: bruce.swingle@co.valencia.nm.us
Mayor Robert Vialpando: vialpando@loslunasnm.gov
BLM State Director Jesse Juen: jjuen@blm.gov


SAMPLE LETTER

Dear Valencia County Manager Swingle, Los Lunas Mayor Vialpando, and Executive Director of the Bureau of Land Management Juen:

I am outraged about the coyote killing contest hosted by Gunhawk Firearms in Los Lunas, New Mexico. Despite enormous public outcry, the owner of Gunhawk Firearms is “dug in” and has said “the hunt will go on”.  The participants are putting ego ahead of moral and ethical values. A mass body count is excessive and unnecessary cruelty to these coyotes. The owner of the gun shop is using this killing spree to promote his shop at the expense of the lives of sentient coyotes. Furthermore, the owner will not divulge to the public where the hunt is taking place throughout New Mexico on public lands, thereby putting New Mexico visitors and residents at risk of being harmed while they are on these public lands of the hunt.

I implore you to please do all you can to stop this terrible contest.

Thank you for taking the time to read this urgent appeal.

NAME


planet earth, with humans, filled
we aliens can hunt here,
and we are thrilled.
whoever brings home the most
human heads…
that bothers you humans
but you
think it okay to slaughter
coyotes instead.
the taking of any life is
NOT a sport.
cruelty is not the way
for humans to cavort!!!

Karen Lyons Kalmenson


12 Comments leave one →
  1. karenlyonskalmenson permalink
    November 18, 2012 4:14 am

    planet earth, with humans, filled
    we aliens can hunt here,
    and we are thrilled.
    whoever brings home the most
    human heads…
    that bothers you humans
    but you
    think it okay to slaughter
    coyotes instead.
    the taking of any life is
    NOT a sport.
    cruelty is not the way
    for humans to cavort!!!

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  2. vicki hood permalink
    November 18, 2012 10:18 am

    vialpondo mayor doesn’t work. tried ouple of times.

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    • November 18, 2012 11:58 am

      Thanks, Vicki, he must have recently disabled it as it worked for me, but I sent it before I posted the alert.

      Like

  3. lindabadham permalink
    November 18, 2012 4:27 pm

    SENT-MAILS. AS ALWAYS THIS WORLD IS FULL OF SICK COLD HEARTED SO CALLED “HUMANS”.

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  4. November 19, 2012 4:31 pm

    emails gladly sent sorry it took a while im a bit behind lol thanks Stacey and Karen great poem again

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    • November 19, 2012 4:34 pm

      Never apologize, hon, you are a rock. Thanks as always.

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    • karenlyonskalmenson permalink
      November 20, 2012 3:23 am

      thank you florence ☺♥☻

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  5. November 19, 2012 4:31 pm

    i also sharedin several places thanks again Stacey

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  6. November 20, 2012 5:59 am

    Reblogged this on delia1979.

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