Coyote Killing Contest Sparks Outrage...

Coyote Killing Contest Sparks Outrage in New Mexico

There are 1270 comments on the ABC News story from Nov 17, 2012, titled Coyote Killing Contest Sparks Outrage in New Mexico. In it, ABC News reports that:

A gun store-sponsored competition in which hunters shoot and kill as many coyotes as they can has sparked outrage among activists in New Mexico who have called it a "heinous killing contest." Animal Protection of New Mexico posted a petition on its website, rallying against the contest, which is sponsored by Gunhawk Firearms of Los Lunas.

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“Why call 911? 1911 is faster”

Since: Feb 08

Wesley Chapel, FL

#276 Nov 21, 2012
Raptor in Michigan wrote:
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It's not a problem at all. Somehow, I think I'll sleep just fine. I know people have been ignorant for a long time and they will be for a long time to come. I can't change things by complaining on Topix. I take solace in knowing that God is watching all of us. He will take whatever measures he deems necessary if HE thinks what we do is wrong.
Relying on the invisible boogie man now.

“Why call 911? 1911 is faster”

Since: Feb 08

Wesley Chapel, FL

#277 Nov 21, 2012
StrangerThanFiction wrote:
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Why don't u crawl back in your hole where u came from?
Why donít you attempt to say something intelligent? Come on, how could I possibly compete with someone so witty and original?
StrangerThanFict ion

Kutztown, PA

#278 Nov 21, 2012
eternal cynic wrote:
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Why donít you attempt to say something intelligent? Come on, how could I possibly compete with someone so witty and original?
I didn't know this was a compitition. I thought this was a place to leave a comment, and my comment was to u, my way of simply disagreeing with what you have posted.
Churmudgeon

Mountain Home, AR

#279 Nov 21, 2012
Raptor in Michigan wrote:
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Or some childs' beloved puppy.
A responsible dog or puppy owner will keep their pet on their own land. only irresponsible owners let their dogs run at large. If I catch a dog he is a varmit and will be dealth with accordinly.
Churmudgeon

Mountain Home, AR

#280 Nov 21, 2012
Raptor in Michigan wrote:
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Absolutely. To humanely kill a nuisance animal is one thing. But to intentionally inflict as much pain and suffering on an animal as one can is another. He has no consideration for the feelings of a living being that is only trying to survive. I can't wait until those traps are banned. And they will be.
you can purchase bear traps online from gary olen the sportsmans guide. They make cool yard art.
Dr Freud

France

#281 Nov 21, 2012
Raptor in Michigan wrote:
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Absolutely. To humanely kill a nuisance animal is one thing. But to intentionally inflict as much pain and suffering on an animal as one can is another. He has no consideration for the feelings of a living being that is only trying to survive. I can't wait until those traps are banned. And they will be.
How many coyotes were shot with the intention of inflicting misery, and to prolong that misery?
GOT DATA?
The point

Huntsville, AL

#282 Nov 21, 2012
Dr Freud wrote:
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How many coyotes were shot with the intention of inflicting misery, and to prolong that misery?
GOT DATA?
of this was blood lust and compensating for impotence.

“Conserve Wildlife Habitat”

Since: Dec 10

SE Michigan

#283 Nov 21, 2012
eternal cynic wrote:
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Relying on the invisible boogie man now.
I don't know who you're talking about.
I made reference to God.

“Conserve Wildlife Habitat”

Since: Dec 10

SE Michigan

#284 Nov 21, 2012
Churmudgeon wrote:
<quoted text> A responsible dog or puppy owner will keep their pet on their own land. only irresponsible owners let their dogs run at large. If I catch a dog he is a varmit and will be dealth with accordinly.
So the poor child is at school and Mommy accidentally lets the dog get loose. Screw the child in your opinion? He/She was irresponsible and deserves to lose his/her pet in a cruel and inhumane manner?

I agree dogs should be on their own property, but sh** happens. One time the meter reader came here and went in the yard to check the meter. He didn't know it, but my dogs were outside. He left the gate open and my dogs almost got out. Luckily, I was there to see it happen, but if I had been in the bathroom or the bedroom, I never would have known.

No dog deserves to die because of an accident.

If you absolutely must kill coyotes, at least shoot them and make it quick and humane and at the same time avoid killing non-target animals. Those traps are are atrocious!

“Conserve Wildlife Habitat”

Since: Dec 10

SE Michigan

#285 Nov 21, 2012
Dr Freud wrote:
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How many coyotes were shot with the intention of inflicting misery, and to prolong that misery?
GOT DATA?
Got data on what? I was talking about traps, not shooting.

“Each Thought Creates A Reality”

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#286 Nov 21, 2012
Churmudgeon wrote:
<quoted text> A responsible dog or puppy owner will keep their pet on their own land. only irresponsible owners let their dogs run at large. If I catch a dog he is a varmit and will be dealth with accordinly.
Nice. Try that within our city limits. Especially when a puppy comes running over to you. Good thinking.
Churmudgeon

Mountain Home, AR

#287 Nov 22, 2012
Willothewisp wrote:
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Nice. Try that within our city limits. Especially when a puppy comes running over to you. Good thinking.
About a year ago some people came to visit their relative in pocahontas ar. they put a large dog in a pen in the back yard. It escaped and went down the street. A person living in the area caught the dog and called animal control. The city has a very strict dog ordnance. The dog didnt have a collar with city tpermit tags or rabies vaccination tags. When the visiting folks discovered the dog gone. They went searching. The found the dog at the pound already dead. It had health & behavior issues so thinking it was a unadoptive stray or dumped animal the guy promptly did his job.
Churmudgeon

Mountain Home, AR

#288 Nov 22, 2012
Raptor in Michigan wrote:
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So the poor child is at school and Mommy accidentally lets the dog get loose. Screw the child in your opinion? He/She was irresponsible and deserves to lose his/her pet in a cruel and inhumane manner?
I agree dogs should be on their own property, but sh** happens. One time the meter reader came here and went in the yard to check the meter. He didn't know it, but my dogs were outside. He left the gate open and my dogs almost got out. Luckily, I was there to see it happen, but if I had been in the bathroom or the bedroom, I never would have known.
No dog deserves to die because of an accident.
If you absolutely must kill coyotes, at least shoot them and make it quick and humane and at the same time avoid killing non-target animals. Those traps are are atrocious!
I ran my trap line this mornin! Alas I didnt catch the mythical puppy. I got a male coyote a large racoon & two opossum. Trapping Is always more successful than hunting. Simply because a hunter really can only hunt a few hours per week. Those traps are working 24 X 7. The skilled trappers back in the 1800,s almost caught every beaver in the country.
Churmudgeon

Mountain Home, AR

#289 Nov 22, 2012
Raptor in Michigan wrote:
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So the poor child is at school and Mommy accidentally lets the dog get loose. Screw the child in your opinion? He/She was irresponsible and deserves to lose his/her pet in a cruel and inhumane manner
Your creating a mythical puppy and a mythical situation that the chances of occuring are greater then Ron Paul being elected President. I dont have a neighbor for a mile and they dont have children puppy,s or evnen a dog that I know of. But the again suppose by some miracle I catch a childs puppy. What they dont know dont affect them. and its one of the lessons of life. We lose loved things. Everyone who get,s a pet should know that they almost for 100% shure will outlive that animal. Its almost certian sometime in the future they will lose it. maybe tomorrow maybe years from now you never know.
Churmudgeon

Mountain Home, AR

#290 Nov 22, 2012
Raptor in Michigan wrote:
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Got data on what? I was talking about traps, not shooting.
When I tra p Its not with the intention of inflicting misery. Its simply to catch a furbearing varmit,

“Each Thought Creates A Reality”

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#291 Nov 22, 2012
Two women were taking a walk in their neighborhood one morning when they encountered two
loose pit bulls; a male and female. The male dog attacked one of the women, 48, biting her right elbow and leg. The aggressive dog had the victim on the ground when a neighbor heard her screams. He came outside to assist the injured woman and her friend when the dog reportedly turned on him. When the dog came at the neighbor in an aggressive manner, he shot the dog in the shoulder with his pistol. The dog ran off, but was later found and euthanized. The female pit bull was not involved in the attack and was taken to a local animal shelter. The victim of the attack had suffered a broken elbow and was taken to the hospital to be treated. Neither the womanís friend nor the neighbor had been injured.(The Ranger, Riverton, WY, 7/6/12)
which

Huntsville, AL

#292 Nov 22, 2012
Churmudgeon wrote:
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The skilled trappers back in the 1800,s almost caught every beaver in the country.
was a good thing?
dpb

La Veta, CO

#293 Nov 22, 2012
So, The misery you cause is "unintentional?" How so if you know ahead of time it going to occure? If you really believe this illogical BS, you need help.
did

Huntsville, AL

#294 Nov 22, 2012
Churmudgeon wrote:
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I got a male coyote a large racoon & two opossum.
you get a woody?

“Conserve Wildlife Habitat”

Since: Dec 10

SE Michigan

#295 Nov 22, 2012
Churmudgeon wrote:
<quoted text> About a year ago some people came to visit their relative in pocahontas ar. they put a large dog in a pen in the back yard. It escaped and went down the street. A person living in the area caught the dog and called animal control. The city has a very strict dog ordnance. The dog didnt have a collar with city tpermit tags or rabies vaccination tags. When the visiting folks discovered the dog gone. They went searching. The found the dog at the pound already dead. It had health & behavior issues so thinking it was a unadoptive stray or dumped animal the guy promptly did his job.
That is not "doing his job." There is a waiting period animal control must follow. If it was a pet, it probably wasn't mangy looking or sick. Does he not have good enough judgment to determine this? Would it break the county to feed the dog for a few days and see if someone claims him? Is money so important to everyone that a life can be disposed of to save a few bucks??

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