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The Coyote and the Eagle: Coyote Hunt Could Have Unintended Consequences

Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, coyotes, killing, eagles, lead poisoning, coyote derby, death, suffering, protection, environment, habitat, wildlife, wildanimals )

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"More eagles are going to die from lead poisoning from this stupid coyote derby than if they had made it into an eagle derby," he said referring a story about the controversy surrounding an upcoming "coyote derby" - an event that challenges hunters to


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Katz R (54)
Wednesday January 20, 2010, 4:44 pm
this is disgusting, first off, all hiunters should be forced to use non lead bullets and I don't like these so called derbies anyway. I can see thinning a pack when they get out of control but this isn't the case here and the bobcats killed last time were over the top. they have been told repeatedly about lead poisoning buit they don't care and won't until forced, personally I think they should be force fed the equivalent lead doses and see how they like it

Katz R (54)
Wednesday January 20, 2010, 4:50 pm
and the one guy [or both] is wrong, eagles are scavengers and they do feed on dead food. i almost killed myself and a friend when on a narrow mountain road up near Mt Shasta with a monte carlo trunk full of lava rocks, I rounded a bend to see a dead deer an a golden eagle as well as a hawk feeding on it. Managed to getthe car stopped without goin over the cliff and dumped the carcass over to keep them from getting hurt

Past Member (0)
Wednesday January 20, 2010, 7:52 pm
This statement says it all: "So, thanks all you people who find it enjoyable to kill coyotes, you have provided us with another example of why the coyote should be managed by the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife like most of our wildlife, not the Department of Agriculture and why all lead-based ammunition should be banned!" Thanks, Cher. Yet another reason why I prefer to be in the company of animals rather than humans.
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