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"This morally suspect male-bonding event is ecologically indefensible"
About the coyote photo on this Petition
Action Alert: 2017 Coyote-Hunting Contest in Marshall, Minnesota
Alarming response to local action to "Prohibit Wildlife-Killing Contests in MN"
Correspondence with an Opponent
Good summary in the City Pages
How to Kill a Wolf - An Undercover Report from the 2013 Idaho Coyote and Wolf Derby.
Letter to the Marshall City Council
MN coyote-killing contest deceptively labeled to "Save the Birds."
MN Political-Party Resolution
MN Statutes Allow for Game & Fish Taking Events, not Coyote-Killing Contests
News from the Coyote-Hunting Tournament, 2/20/2016
Petition Delivered 2/18/2016
Petition description and invitation to signers
Petitions to Prohibit Wildlife-Killing Contests--Please Sign!
Project Coyote: ending wildlife-killing contests throughout North America
Should Minnesota adopt California hunting-contest regs?
Should Minnesota adopt hunting-contest regs based on its fishing-contest regs?
Time to call the MN Governor's Office
Time to take local action in Marshall, MN
Warning: advocates are advised to avoid personal confrontation
Wildlife-killing contests violate the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation
Other Animal Issues
"Alarming response" (moved)
"Farm Fresh Meats" truck by Banksy
"I am an animal. I think, feel, remember. I want to live." Empatia.
2015 GOP playing political games with MN Env. & Nat. Res. Trust Fund
Argonne WI predator-hunting contest inflates fantasies, draws complaints
Biofuels bill would subsidize dirty energy
Colorado wildlife officials "experiment" with predator-killing programs
Comment on USFWS proposal to delist Greater Yellowstone Area Grizzly Bears
Compassionate Conservation (from Medwid to Perich to here).
GOP playing political games with Minnesota Legacy Funding, 1/28/2015
Great talk by canid ecologist Chris Schadler about coyotes, wolves, sheep, people, etc.
Groundwater bill would trash protection for sensitive wetlands
Make It Possible
Manufacturer will discontinue d-Con consumer products in U.S.
McCollum: National Park and Wilderness Water Protection Act
Minnesota's Fifty-Foot Wetland Buffer
MN AIS-Prevention Program Under Attack
MN bill advances to prohibit MN DNR restrictions on lead shot in hunting
MN DNR: temporary improvements for boats: 30-acre dead zone.
MN GOP trying to duke it out with U.S. EPA on wood heater regs
MN GOP Wants Cost Control on Clean-Water Standards
MN SF 2238 / HF 2605: Please add Reimbursement for Non-Lethal Beaver-Damage Avoidance
New bill would make things easier for poachers the first time they're caught
Night-Vision Scopes, Poachers, and Shooting in the Dark
NY Dept. of Environmental Conservation: "red-carpet treatment" for air rifle industry?
Opposed to MI DNR Proposal for "Liberalized" Nighttime Coyote-Hunting Allowances
Public comment requested on MN timber-harvest goals.
Sibling Petitions (moved)
Sulfate bills would suspend existing water-quality standards
Tips on Testifying Before a Committee
USDA Wildlife Services: setting requirements for a new EA on predator-damage management in Nevada
Veganism and conservationism in the Judeo-Christian creation story
Wildlife management by the numbers can be interesting--as long as you don't take the bait
How can I practice non-lethal wildlife control at home?
Left, Right, Fish & Game: comparison #1: what's a quick death like for an animal?
What does it mean that some animals are not categorized as "game"?
What's "Fair Chase"?
What's a "harvestable surplus"?
What's the meaning of the term "animal rights"?
Why is environmental quality an animal issue?
Why is there a controversy about toxic vs. non-toxic ammunition?
Bad News Headlines
H.R. 2657 Refuge from Cruel Trapping Act
MN Legislation to Protect Dogs from Traps and Snares
City of Duluth MN Legislative Code concerning Trapping
City of Two Harbors MN Animal Control Ordinance concerning Trapping
City of White Bear Lake MN Municipal Code concerning Trapping
Other State Legislation
CA: no body-gripping trapping for recreation or fur trade.
CT: leg-hold buffer zone
IL: body-grip buffer zone
MN 2012: donated lead poisoning
OR: petition to Fish & Wildlife Commission
WI: challenging private-property rights.
"That's just the way things are"
2015 MN Senate hearing of SF 592: to prohibit recreational wolf trapping and snaring
All Blog Entries
All they knew how to say was "you're wrong."
Boggess leads MN DNR in a direction incompatible with hunting and dogs
Call for realistic simulations of the release of a live dog from a lethal trap or snare.
Calls for five-year wolf hunting & trapping moratorium continue
Dog Lovers 4 Safe Trapping MN bill would help to protect dogs from lethal traps and snares!
2012 MN trapping legislation: dog-proof
2012 MN trapping legislation: fake
McNamara's Typo Fixed (traded for "magic awning"?)
MN Rep. Ward's Good Bill to Protect Dogs from Body-Gripping Traps
MN Sen. Wiger's Good Bill to Protect Dogs from Body-Gripping Traps
Dogs and traps on trails in the Mat-Su Valley, Alaska.
Failure to Communicate, 4/14/2012.
Idaho Fish and Game gathers stakeholders, examines body-gripping trapping conflicts
Judging from Otis in a trap
Lethal trap & snare release kit--impractically large and heavy, but still ineffective.
Maine emergency trapping rules, 12/9/2014
MN 2015 body-gripping setback bill would help to protect dogs along roads and trails
MN written-permission bill would protect landowners and their dogs from hidden traps.
MN bill advances in 2017 to require written landowner permission for trapping
MTA legislative report avoids the facts.
Muskrat Misinformation (vs. the place of Muskrats in the Natural World)
My experience with the MTA / MN-DNR trap-release instructions
Nature deficit disorder and unsafe open spaces
Quadrants of Dog Owner's Goals vs. Trappers' Advice (Ethical or Slob).
Radical statewide solution proposed in Oregon
Scott's "Dogs & Traps" Seminars
Sierra Club withdraws from the debate.
State of WI
The same people who brought us ineffective protections from trapping...
Thoughts on private-property trapping regulations
Trappers' double standard on private-property rights
Trapping and the MN Walk-In Access Program: points to ponder.
Trapping controversy: Minnesota dogs still not protected in the 2014-2015 season
WB Twp. Board
WB Twp. PubSafety
WBL City Council
Wolf trapping vs. dog safety
Your Legislators: not protecting your dogs from body-gripping traps.
Can a dog's tongue be caught in a dog-proof raccoon trap?
Can I kill a dog for trespassing?
Can they really set traps in the ditch along my road?
Don't you know your voice is stronger as part of an organization?
How are lethal traps different than cars?
How do I recognize a fake dog-release procedure?
How do I release a dog from a body-gripping trap?
How much difference do cable restraints make for non-target animals?
If I'm trapping legally, how can anyone say I'm doing anything wrong?
Is a rescue harder with a smaller dog (or a larger trap)?
What are some of the categories of trapping?
What can we learn from the MN DNR Trap-Incident Reports?
What trap enclosures FAIL to protect dogs?
What's "incidental catch"?
What's a trap "set"?
What's an "anti"?
What's an exit-only door?
What's this site: "pro" or "anti"?
Where can I find and sign petitions to protect dogs from trapping?
Who records and tracks incidents of dogs killed or injured by traps?
Why are there fake trap-release instructions in the MN Hunting & Trapping Handbook?
Why can't traps just be outlawed?
Why do trappers make vague statements like "... that would make trapping ineffective for some species"?
Why do trappers prefer to use body-gripping traps?
Why do you support responsible trapping?
Why don't trappers make their traps more selective?
Why should MN switch from lethal snares to cable restraints?
Why won't trappers put up warning signs?
"Fur-Ever Wild" exhibits--and the fur farm just behind them
2011 MN Senate: wolf delisting hearing lacks public testimony, 4/7/2011
2011 MN Senate: wolf-hunt moratorium is quietly repealed, 4/12/2011
2012 MN DNR Plan for Public Taking of Wolves "Just like we do those other species."
2016 MN LCCMR Grant Requests for Wolf Study and Education
Another budget-rider attack planned on the Gray Wolf
Call for smartphone app: wildlife mortality report.
How to avert a "perfect storm" of deadlocked funding for the MN Predator Control Program
Lords of Nature: Life in a Land of Great Predators
MDHA's Mark Johnson NOT a proper candidate for LSOHC Executive
Mech et al. vs. ESA protections for the Gray Wolf
MN House Agriculture Finance Committee jokes about non-lethal wildlife management, but serious about wolf/elk compensation
MN House floor: Game & Fish Bill is passed with wolf amendments, 5/5/2014
MN House Mining & Outdoor Rec. Committee confused over State vs. Federal wolf-control funding
MN House Mining & Outdoor Recreation Committee hears only what it wants to hear about wolves
MN House: wolf-management hearing, 1/28/2014, critical excerpts.
MN House: wolf-management hearing, 1/28/2014, non-lethal
MN Senate: Wolf Data Bill hearing, Environment and Energy, 3/11/2014
MN Senate: Wolf Data Bill hearing, State & Local Government, 3/17/2014
MN Senate: wolf hunting & trapping moratorium hearing, 3/14/2013
MN wolf-livestock-conflict prevention grants!
National Wolf Recovery Plan
New Proposal: list the Gray Wolf as "Threatened" throughout its historic range in the lower 48.
New York Times wolf-control documentary ignores non-lethal methods
Our Wisconsin, Our Wildlife: meet the barstool biologist
Quiz: what's your Wolf Opinion Profile?
Some videos featuring livestock-guardian dogs.
USFWS Wolf Livestock Demonstration Project Grants
Who are the MN DNR's primary clients? Sources of funds in the MN DNR budget.
Why don't we have the livestock depredation-control BMPs we asked for? Why are we asking again?
Why we kill predators.
Wildlife Services pretends to assess its operations in Idaho
WSU Administration vs. WSU Expert on the Killing of the Profanity Peak Wolves
What's a self-regulating wildlife population?
What's your position on MN Wolf Management?
Why so much more fuss about wolves than other large predators?
Bad News Headlines