We hope that our readers will take it upon themselves to be on the
lookout for this activity, and try to stop it politically when it rears
its ugly head.
We were first made aware of coyotes used as bait by Hope Ryden, the
great naturalist and author of God’s Dog: A Celebration of the North
American Coyote. Hope heard about this cruel activity when she was in
Indiana visiting CeAnn Lambert’s Indiana Coyote Rescue Center (ICRC).
When I got the call from Hope, I contacted CeAnn who sent us a packet
of material that still has me personally reeling from the degree of
perversion and incomprehensible brutality of the people who train
hunting dogs using coyotes as bait. It is impossible to convey the
degree of baseness. You have to witness it through photos and the words
of the humanoids who participate in this wretched activity. As you
plummet to the depths of human cruelty, you wonder how in 2008 this can
be legal, and you are compelled to work for change.
Thanks to CeAnn and others, coyotes may not be shipped live out of
Indiana for 7 months of the year. That leaves 5 months when they can be
shipped out, however.
Trappers, of course, wanted to be able to trap and ship them out 12
months of the year because each live-trapped coyote can bring $200,
whereas a pelt brings a mere $12.
The arguments for stopping this out of state trade include:
Spread of disease; spread of coyote population elsewhere impacting
farm animals and impacting ecology and ethics.
CeAnn sent a large packet to every legislator in Indiana.
This yote's gonna have a bad day
Oops, looks like the day just ended
Text and Photos above from http://www.nitro.20m.com/texashunt.html
When C.A.S.H. asked if she’d gotten a reply, she said she’d only
heard from Brent Steele who said: "I kill them any way I can. I could
care less about them."
Then there is Sen. Walker who told CeAnn that the coyotes being torn
apart in running pens wasn’t any worse than what they suffered in the
wild. This man is on the Natural Resources Study Committee. On one of
the trappers’ lists your can read:
Had a nice (face to face) visit with Senator Greg Walker last night.
He believes in sportsmens’ rights, is backed by the NRA and on the
Natural Resources Committee (where every rule change, proposal, etc.)
goes through on a state level. When he was running for election last
year, 7B talked to Greg... He pulled no punches and said he supports
what we do and how, why, etc. He remembered our call from back then and
is willing to help out when needed in the future.
This is important for him and others to see a grass roots effort from
us....these guys get rammed for this or that on issues. Let’s tell him
that we notice his efforts. It may go a long way in the future for your
state putting down Anti-Legislation.
Here is a picture of one of the hunting dogs who was
by another dog in their frenzy to please their masters.
CeAnn wrote that even the head of Law Enforcement of the DNR, Michael
Crider, said that you couldn’t look into the barrels and barrels of dead
coyotes and coyote parts that were confiscated in the southern states
raid on the running pens and not be moved by the suffering these animals
had gone through.
Let’s look at what some of the people who participate in this say on
their bulletin boards:
One "yote dog" trainer said when he trains his dogs not to run after
anything but "yotes" he uses both a shock collar and a BB gun. Foxdog
said, "the bb gun method has worked good for us I bet I have worn out
two or three red riders [a brand of BB gun] over the years."
Some dog trainers recommend shooting a coyote to incapacitate him
before turning their dogs on him. They talk about using rolling cages to
put them out in the field and then bring the hounds in on leashes and
let them get "fired up and then pop a cap in the "yotes" rear and let
him out of the trap and drag his self off a ways then let the young
hounds loose on him."
These discussions go on and on, and with each new twist the degree of
your incredulity takes a quantum leap. How does this brutality continue
to be accepted or ignored, and legalized in 2008?
Photo at www.nitro.20m.com
By far, the saddest photo of all on a site that finds this fun is the
one just above.