About the Campaign
Coyotes play a crucial role in maintaining a healthy ecosystem by keeping lesser prey populations in check. Coyotes are gregarious, social animals—they travel in packs and often mate for life.
Sadly, coyotes are one of the most commonly targeted animals by Wildlife Services, which kills tens-of-thousands each year at the behest of livestock ranchers. Modern science shows that indiscriminate killing of coyotes causes remaining pack members to over-breed—creating a larger, less experienced population that is more likely to predate livestock. And yet, Wildlife Services continues to treat coyotes as pests to be eradicated.
In 2016, Wildlife Services killed 76,859 coyotes throughout the U.S.—using barbaric methods such as M-44 sodium cyanide bombs, aerial gunning, neck snares and foothold traps.
Click here to learn more about our cases to protect coyotes.