Former New Mexico Rep. Takes on Coyote Killing Contests

http://www.scsun-news.com/silver_city-opinion/ci_27257102

Former New Mexico Representative Nathan P. Cote has written an impactful opinion in the Silver City Sun regarding wildlife killing contests. In it, he details the importance of predators to maintaining ecosystem integrity, and all the benefits to humans that come from keeping predators on the landscape.

What really caught our attention was Cote calling these killing contests, “a violation of a key tenet of the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation adhered to by ethical hunters, which states that wildlife should only be killed for a legitimate purpose.”

We agree with Mr. Cote – wildlife killing contests are unethical and have no place in our modern society.