HELP BAN THE BRUTAL PRACTICE OF PENNING OF COYOTES & FOXES
Your Comments Are Needed by May 18th
Doggone it! I get tired of reading this stuff and tired of posting it, but the animals need defenders, so I'm going to keep trying to help even when I feel helpless and a bit hopeless. I'm sure the crummy news in the world is overwhelming to all of us at times. There's so much injustice and fighting and arguing going on in every facet and every corner of the world. Sometimes I won't even open up my emails and newsletters from organizations pleading for change, for my signature, my money, and my action. I just can't bear it sometimes. I want peace in my own heart and in the heart of those around the globe.
Straight from Project Coyote
As you may recall from our previous action alerts, the Indiana Natural Resources Commission (INRC) is considering a proposed rule to legalize the practice of coyote/fox “penning” (penning involves sending packs of domestic dogs into a fenced-off enclosure to chase to exhaustion and often tear apart a captive coyote or fox- ostensibly to “train” hunting hounds how to better pursue and hunt coyotes and foxes in the wild).
The image above will take you to the story of Coyote and Fox Penning. I'm not going to rewrite it. I'll just direct you to Project Coyote. What I will add is how utterly outrageous this "sport" is. I've written about them before. Bears are put in confined quarters on a chain to be attacked by dogs. Crazy. It's a sorry, sorry commentary on one of our darker parts of humanity -- or inhumanity. The idea that Indiana might legislate this practice and give it a thumbs up through regulation is insane. Please speak out on this!
Project Coyote is a non-profit fiscally sponsored project of Earth Island Institute that promotes educated coexistence between people and coyotes and advocates on behalf of coyotes and other native carnivores. We depend on our members and supporters to help us continue our work on behalf of America’s native “song dog.” Please join us today! All donations are tax-deductible. Visit us at www.ProjectCoyote.org.
"Ask not what an animal can do for you; ask what you can do for an animal." Jasper
"The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women created for men." ~Alice Walker
The source of the quote is Walker's preface to Marjorie Spiegel's 1988 book, "The Dreaded Comparison" . Her next sentence was, "This is the gist of Ms. Spiegel's cogent, humane and astute argument, and it is sound."