End wildlife killing contests in New Mexico
Wildlife killing contests are held regularly in New Mexico and many other states. They are organized events in which contestants compete for prizes by killing the most animals over a given time period
The most common targets are coyotes, but other targets include foxes, prairie dogs, skunks, badgers, bobcats, and other unprotected species.
Wildlife killing contests ignore the ecological importance of target species. Coyotes, for example, help to keep prey populations in check, including rodents that carry human diseases such as hantavirus and plague. Prairie dogs are a keystone species upon which many other wildlife species depend to some extent.
Please help us send Governor Martinez the message that New Mexicans want these senseless killings to stop, now! Sign our petition today!