(ed:..this barbarism also happens in new zealand..)
Wildlife killing contests which target coyotes – foxes – bobcats or even prairie dogs and pigeons – are grisly spectacles that are about as far as one can get from ‘fair-chase’ hunting and are no better than a blood sport like dogfighting or cockfighting.
It’s all about body counts and has not a thing to do with the values that rank-and-file sportsmen profess.
At the coyote contests in Nevada for instance – participants often use high-tech equipment such as powerful weapons and electronic calling devices that lure these curious animals by imitating the sounds of a fellow coyote or prey in distress.
Countless dependent young may be orphaned during these events – left to die from starvation – predation or exposure.
Participants often toss away the bodies as if they are trash.