Please help us bring this bill to a vote by calling (preferred) or emailing your state senator and asking your senator to:
- Support Senate Bill 723-7
- Encourage Senate leaders (Peter Courtney and Ginny Burdick) to bring the bill to the full Senate for a vote.
For more information about the bill, go here. To find out who your state senator is, and to get your senator’s contact information, go here and type your address into the field in the top right part of the page and clicking “Find Who Represents Me.” If no one answers the phone, leave a polite message with your contact information.
Additional talking points
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.
SB 723 is not an urban vs. rural issue. This is about the state of Oregon, and how Oregonian’s value and treat the public’s wildlife. We can value hunting as a tradition and establish restrictions on practices that are cruel and unsportsmanlike.
A recent public opinion poll commissioned by Remington Research Group indicated a strong majority of Oregonians support legislation to ban coyote killing contests across all five congressional districts.
Thank you for speaking up for wildlife!