LEADING GROUPS URGE HALT TO INHUMANE TREATMENT OF COYOTE PUPS

Call Comes After Revelations Agency Beheading Pups with Shovels

Big Wildlife, along with some of the nation’s leading conservation and animal welfare organizations, has called on the federal government to stop killing coyotes and foxes at their den sites. The coalition urged a branch of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, called Wildlife Services, to cease all “denning” activities – the practice of killing pups at or in their dens – after the groups learned the agency was using shovels to behead young coyote pups, breaking the pups’ necks, or burning them alive.

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