The MNR in Ontario is currently proposing new hunting regulations for coyotes and wolves. The new regulations would allow for the hunting of an unlimited amount of coyotes in the province, as well as create new boundaries for wolf hunting that don't protect the at-risk Eastern Wolf.
By signing today you are helping to protect these keystone species.
In recent years, the moose population of Ontario has declined significantly. The MNRF has decided that the way to deal with this decline is to increase hunting of wolves, though the Moose Project itself has stated that unless the entire pack is killed it won't make a significant difference and increased hunting is unlikely to take down an entire pack.
The new regulations also take away the "seal" that hunters are required to purchase to hunt wolves and coyotes. The money that is collected from these seals is used for further research into wolf and coyote populations. By taking away this income, the research into the populations of wolves and coyotes in the province will be minimal and therefore accurate management practices will be impossible.
By signing today you are speaking up as a voice for the wolves and coyotes in the province.
We also disagree with the proposal to remove the wolf and coyote "seal" as this will remove precious resources for research on the coyote and wolf populations in Ontario and helps to hold coyote and wolf hunters accountable.
Lastly, we demand that the Eastern Wolf, an at-risk species, have its range completely protected, which will not happen in the new proposed regulations.
We are asking for a better wildlife management plan that treats wolves and coyotes as the important species that they are in the ecosystem