ROCK SPRINGS, Wyoming (ABC4) – The residents of Rock Springs are taking steps to transform the animal kingdom.
When a local bar in the area, Buddha Bob’s Bar, announced its plan to host a wildlife killing contest specifically for coyotes, members of the Wyoming Wildlife Protection Group (WWPG) knew they had to step in.
WWPG will hold a peaceful protest from January 30th to February 5th.
“These competitions glorify violence against animals and lack sound, science-based principles of wildlife management that give our hunters and wildlife agencies a bad name,” said Anderson, organizer of the protests.
Many states where wildlife-killing contests were once commonplace have now banned the contests. Members of the Vermont Wildlife and Fish Department, residents of a state where wildlife-killing contests were once typical, said, “This type of competitive coyote hunting is a matter of public concern and could potentially jeopardize the future of hunting and interfere with access to private.” Land for all hunters.”
The area inhabited by coyotes has tripled since the 1850s when humans began hunting them in mass groups.
For more information on the Wyoming Wildlife Protection Group’s mission, email [email protected]