New Mexico Senate Passes Bill to Ban Coyote Killing Contests

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New Mexico Senate Passes Bill to Ban Coyote Killing Contests WildEarth Guardians

Wildlife advocates are celebrating the passage today by the New Mexico Senate of a bill to ban coyote killing contests. The measure, sponsored by Senator Mark Moores (R-Albuquerque) and Representative Jeff Steinborn (D-Las Cruces) was approved on a bipartisan 27-13 vote.

“I am tremendously proud of my colleagues for passing this bill,” said Senator Moores. “SB 253 is carefully focused on ending coyote killing contests without restricting the ability of farmers and ranchers to protect their livestock.”

“New Mexico has laws against cockfighting, dog fighting and other cruel practices,” said Representative Steinborn. “I hope my colleagues in the House will support this effort to add coyote killing contests to that list.”

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