Coyote hunt is senseless slaughter

Coyote hunt is senseless slaughter

There are 475 comments on the Rutland Herald story from Mar 16, 2006, titled Coyote hunt is senseless slaughter. In it, Rutland Herald reports that:

This past Friday, March 3, the Fish and Wildlife Department, in testimony before the Senate Committee on Natural Resources, committed to begin the process of considering a ban on coyote hunting tournaments .

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Sponge bob

United States

#1 Apr 5, 2006
I'm glad they are banning the coyote hunt. It is one of the cruelist things I've ever heard of
Gear

Wamego, KS

#2 Apr 6, 2006
I dont think so, not when they chase your animals up your deck stairs right ti your back door. Think about it.
Hunter

Waterbury, VT

#3 Apr 18, 2006
People are getting involved and have no Idea what they are talking about. There is too many coyote's right now with no natural predators
Grammar Freak

Brooklyn, NY

#4 Apr 24, 2006
Hunter wrote:
People are getting involved and have no Idea what they are talking about. There is too many coyote's right now with no natural predators
Correction: There are too many coyotes without any natural predators.
Denise

Nassau, NY

#5 Apr 27, 2006
Gear wrote:
I dont think so, not when they chase your animals up your deck stairs right ti your back door. Think about it.
You moved into their territory, If it's a problem then move to the city
Denise

Nassau, NY

#6 Apr 27, 2006
you moved into their territory, If it's a problem then move to the city
Just Me

Orlando, FL

#7 Apr 30, 2006
Coyote hunts should be allowed. IF they had the chance they would hunt you down and eat you for lunch!!!!! Some of them also carry rabies. Why not hunt them???
BCP

Marion, SC

#8 May 16, 2006
Sponge bob wrote:
I'm glad they are banning the coyote hunt. It is one of the cruelist things I've ever heard of
If you ever get the chance, read "Prodigal Summer" by Barbara Kingsolver. It is one of my most favorite reads ever.
Susan Shontelle-Smith2 809

Montpelier, VT

#9 May 17, 2006
Sponge bob wrote:
I'm glad they are banning the coyote hunt. It is one of the cruelist things I've ever heard of
Who cares....we should worry about humans before we do animals.
RGO

United States

#10 May 19, 2006
They shouldn't banned coyote hunts.Coyote are dangous.Have been chased by one.Kill them All.
greywolf8205

AOL

#11 May 22, 2006
Denise wrote:
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You moved into their territory, If it's a problem then move to the city
first of all coyote's are not a native animale to GA even the DNR will tell you there pop. are groing out of controle and as fer as moving to the city in the past 4 months there have been 7 attacks by coyote's in the city of Atlanta. Many years ago some idiot brought them here to GA to controle the dear pop as often happens when people mess with nature they hav flurished since they have no enemys except man
BCP

Marion, SC

#12 May 24, 2006
greywolf8205 wrote:
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first of all coyote's are not a native animale to GA even the DNR will tell you there pop. are groing out of controle and as fer as moving to the city in the past 4 months there have been 7 attacks by coyote's in the city of Atlanta. Many years ago some idiot brought them here to GA to controle the dear pop as often happens when people mess with nature they hav flurished since they have no enemys except man
Please read,(or listen to on CD), Barbara Kingsolver's "Prodigal Summer". I am sure the book and CD are available at your local library.
Scott

United States

#13 Jun 1, 2006
Denise wrote:
you moved into their territory, If it's a problem then move to the city
- Actually, as the coyote is not indigenous to New England, they moved into our territory. Like humans, they are an opportunistic predator that naturally expand their hunting territory.
Mike -Montpelier

Waterbury, VT

#14 Jun 4, 2006
Read the article. "ban on coyote hunting tournaments". Firstly, banning a coyote hunting tournament is not banning the hunting of them. Secondly, hunting them has no impact on the overall population of the species. Thirdly, they are not indigineous to Vermont. Fourthly, the only real way to control the population is to reintroduce the predators the we wiped out. Being the opportunistic animals that coyote are, they moved n when the competition got scarce. Bring back the wolf and eastern mountain lion and you will have no coyote problem.
Ginger

AOL

#15 Jun 25, 2006
Alpharetta, GA 6/25/06
Just got in from jogging this evening-- at about 8 pm still daylight a coyote ran right out in front of me as I was jogging.
I was excited to be able to witness the coyote in it's element but at the same time he was just too close 20-25 feet in front of me. The area was flat for a good 1/2 mile -- he had to have seen me coming why wait till I was that close???
Also, I read where the largest coyote is around 40 pounds-- my dog is 47 pounds this coyote was much larger!
Mike T Colebrook CT

West Hartford, CT

#16 Jun 26, 2006
Kill them all. They are the main reason for the decline in deer numbers in our area. Besides killing just about every new born fawn, they are also eradicating the New England Grouse and Cotton tail rabbit. We do not need them. Let the hawks and owls take care of the rodents. Name one good reason for them to be here. For those of you who like them, let's hear back from you after your dog or cat has been eaten right in front of you for breakfast !!!
Vermont Hunter

Newport, NH

#17 Jun 27, 2006
Mike that is great idea Bring back more dangerous creatures to prevent the infestation of one not so dangerous creature. My felling is if you can not live in Vermont or any other state and learn how to deal with the wild life around you, you should not be there. But i would love to hunt cats and wolves as well when they get out of hand.
Mike -Montpelier wrote:
Read the article. "ban on coyote hunting tournaments". Firstly, banning a coyote hunting tournament is not banning the hunting of them. Secondly, hunting them has no impact on the overall population of the species. Thirdly, they are not indigineous to Vermont. Fourthly, the only real way to control the population is to reintroduce the predators the we wiped out. Being the opportunistic animals that coyote are, they moved n when the competition got scarce. Bring back the wolf and eastern mountain lion and you will have no coyote problem.
John

Kabul, Afghanistan

#18 Jul 13, 2006
coyotes + wolves + mountain lions +.223 Remington = great fun. Hunting these predators gives them a healthy fear of man. You anti-predator hunters ought to check out this site: http://www.varmintal.com/attac.htm
John

Kabul, Afghanistan

#19 Jul 13, 2006
Grammar Freak wrote:
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Correction: There are too many coyotes without any natural predators.
or: There are too many coyotes and they have no natural predators. or: There are too many coyotes; they have no natural predators.
Coyote Hunter

Sioux Falls, SD

#20 Jul 19, 2006
I hunt coyotes!!!!Plain an simple, if u dont like it, u can leave right now. There are more coyotes out their than people think, they dont show themselves to quickly. Their FUN to kill, and CHALLENGING to kill, so why not KILL them. I think most of the people in this forum are on the right foot, but a couple have no clue what their talking about!!! Am I right?

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