31 Jan '17, 4pm

Hunters Compete to Kill as Many Coyotes as Possible From Sunup to Sundown

The Animal Legal Defense Fund filed a complaint last week on behalf of a Wyoming resident in an attempt to stop an upcoming coyote-killing contest. The "Wyoming Best of the Best" involves teams of hunters vying to kill as many coyotes as possible from sunup to sundown. Non-hunting participants place bets on the teams they think will kill the most coyotes . The complaint alleges the event constitutes a nuisance in the form of illegal gambling, since participants wager money and the outcome is based predominantly on chance. Illegal gambling is a violation of the state nuisance statute, designed to prevent activities that put the moral integrity and safety of the community at risk. The Rock Springs event is scheduled for this coming weekend, Feb. 3 – 4. The rules encourage people of all ages and experience to enter, including children. Wyoming Best of the Best involves bettin...

Full article: http://www.ecowatch.com/coyote-killing-wyoming-2228259561...

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