The Oregon State Senate voted today to pass Senate Bill 723, the bill to ban cruel contests that award prizes for killing the most coyotes. Thank you to all our supporters who contacted their state senators to urge them to vote "yes" on the bill.
Now there are two things you can do to help this bill move forward and to encourage our state senators to continue to support animal welfare legislation in the future.
First, if your senator voted in favor of the bill, please say "thank you." See below to find out who your senator is and how your senator voted.
Second, contact your state representative and ask your representative to support Senate Bill 723. The bill must pass the House of Representatives next. Then it will become law if approved by the governor.
For more information about the bill, go here. To find out who your state senator and representative are, and to get their contact information, go here.
Oregon’s wildlife, including coyotes, belong to all of us including, the majority of Oregonians who are non-hunters.
Studies show that the indiscriminate killing of native carnivores like coyotes will not protect livestock, and will not increase game species. It can even lead to an increase in coyote numbers by disrupting stable family packs, causing more reproduction.
How Senators Voted ("aye" means "yes" and "nay" means "no"):
Baertschiger Jr Nay
Manning Jr Aye
Monnes Anderson Nay
Steiner Hayward Aye
President Courtney Aye