Coyotes ~ Do we know what we are allowing?

Posted by on Jan 14, 2018 in Blog, Protection of Coyotes | Comments Off on Coyotes ~ Do we know what we are allowing?

photo by Shreve Stockton

What is important is to remember that in killing these thousands of animals without being very sure of what we are accomplishing, we are playing around with lives, which involves questions of ethics. And we certainly are playing around with complex ecological systems with very little understanding of the rules of the game, knowledge of the odds, or appreciation of the stakes involved.”
Francois Leydet in The Coyote: Defiant Songdog of the West

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Mahatma Gandhi and Coyote

Posted by on Mar 6, 2016 in Blog, Protection of Coyotes | Comments Off on Mahatma Gandhi and Coyote

photo by Jan Myers

                      photo by Jan Myers

Words of Gandhi that speak for all Life ~

“When I despair, I want to keep remembering that the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible. But, in time they will always fall….think of it…always.”

His words are true for Coyote and all our fellow beings that are not of our human race.

But….Gandhi did not only speak these words. He took action!

So must you. Use your Voice and use your talents. What you speak and what you do matters!

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Killing Coyotes ~ the Unseen Suffering

Posted by on May 28, 2015 in Blog, Protection of Coyotes | Comments Off on Killing Coyotes ~ the Unseen Suffering

Coyote pups ~ research photo of Dr. Dan Harrison

Coyote pups ~ research photo of Dr. Dan Harrison


They are tiny, blind and helpless, depending completely on their mother and their father for survival.

Coyote parents are completely devoted to their pups ~ keeping them warm, fed and protected from danger. They will do everything in their power to help them survive.

BUT….. what happens if one or both of the parents are killed during this extremely vulnerable time in their lives? If the father is killed by humans, then the mother (who NEVER leaves her newborns) is forced to leave them and hunt for food for herself so she can survive. If she is forced to do this and she is killed…….it is certain death for all their pupsa death by starvation and hypothermia. And it will go on unnoticed in hidden away dens where no one can hear their cries and whimpering of suffering …calling for a mother who cannot return.

See below a link of just such a scenario….except….this mother Coyote gave birth to her pups under a family’s porch…and her whimpering dying pups were heard. And again this week in Cape Elizabeth, Maine a tiny coyote pup whose eyes were still not even open was found in a person’s backyard ALONE. What happened to the pups mother and father? These are manifestations of a hidden violence to this species.

KILLING COYOTES YEAR ROUND speaks of an immense disrespect toward the suffering of this intelligent, highly social being. LET US HONOR THEIR DESIRE TO LIVE.

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Our Laws ~ Why do they NOT Protect Coyotes?

Posted by on Apr 28, 2015 in Blog, Protection of Coyotes | Comments Off on Our Laws ~ Why do they NOT Protect Coyotes?


photo by Dave Conlin

photo by Dave Conlin


Coyotes, our Native Wild Dog of America has next to NO protection from human persecution IN THE 21st CENTURY in this country?


The following is a quote from a legislator that says it all…….

“The legislators do not deal with reality – we deal with the public’s perception of things. Sometimes they’re the same, sometimes they’re different, but regardless, the public’s view of things is what has to be addressed.  It’s sort of like dealing with rumors; if the perception differs from fact, there are two courses of action we can take. We can either correct the public’s (mis)perception, or treat it as if it were reality. The latter makes for really bad law, but it’s by far the easier of the two, so we get a lot of laws.” Jim Elliott, Montana. legislator

How do we change “mis-perception” and thus have laws based on reality?  We need to educate ourselves and our children…and pass on to the future generations the true reality.

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Maine’s Real Hunters

Posted by on Sep 14, 2014 in Blog, Protection of Coyotes | 0 comments

photo by Christine Hanrahan

photo by Christine Hanrahan


If these two Coyote mates could speak…what would they say to you….

If you are a landowner in Maine, and you have a Coyote family living on your land…they are creating a healthy landscape for you to live on…..for all they do to keep your land healthy, they would ask this of you, “Protect us from those who seek to kill us.”

Until the laws of Maine protect this important carnivore, Coyote….


During hunting season, welcome our real and ethical hunters on your land if you wish. But as a landowner I encourage you to BE THE LAW ON YOUR LAND and not allow those who would kill coyotes for the fun of it, and have their dogs chase Coyotes to their death…and then tear them apart.

When that activity happens on your Land….what happens to you…inside….?

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Hunting Season in Maine

Posted by on Aug 30, 2014 in Blog, Protection of Coyotes | 0 comments

portrait by Geoffrey Vollers

portrait by Geoffrey Vollers


Over a 100 years ago, hunting regulations were put in place here in Maine….for two reasons…

The first reason~ to protect wildlife populations from the “free for all” exploitation Europeans placed on all our wildlife. If not, there would be no wildlife to hunt today.

The second reason ~ to henceforth control human behavior toward our wildlife in the form of limited hunting times and numbers to be hunted.

The result ~ Real Maine subsistence hunters are able to hunt today.

Who do you ask are the real Maine hunters? And I have met many of them….. They are the hunters who RESPECT the animal they are killing, they kill them HUMANELY, they EAT THEIR BODIES …no waste.


* Year round killing, with no restrictions regarding the number an individual can kill.

* Kill them any way you want.

* Killing during the night year round with the exception of a short time from September through December.

* Coyote killing games for fun and sport are permitted.

* The use of Coyote’s fellow domestic dogs to chase them down and kill them is permitted.

Are these hunting regulations …. or…. are they permission for exploitation? Why do we allow this abuse?


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