URGENT: Take action help ban coyote killing contests in New Mexico!
Senate Bill 268 ("Prohibit Coyote Killing Contests") passed the Senate Conservation Commitee by a 6-3 vote and will be heard next in the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Stop Coyote Killing Contests
Senate Bill 268, sponsored by Sen. Jeff Steinborn (D-Las Cruces) and Sen. Mark Moores (R-Albuquerque), will ban coyote killing competitions in which participants compete for prizes or entertainment by attempting to kill the most, largest, and smallest coyotes over a short period of time. Coyote killing contests have resulted in outrage—not only here in New Mexico, but also nationally and internationally—for promoting wanted killing that a significant majority of New Mexico voters (more than a two-to-one margin) find abhorrent and that does nothing to help attract business, drive tourism, or address livestock depredation. Ethical sportsmen oppose killing contests as a violation of fair-chase hunting values and the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation. It's time to end these horrific events.
Take action below to urge the Senate Judiciary Committee to VOTE YES on Senate Bill 268!
*This form will only work for legislators who sit on the Senate Judiciary Committee. If your State Senator does not sit on this committee but you'd like to call about SB 268 right away, please find their phone number here. Thank you for speaking out!