Stop spotlight hunting of coyotes in red wolf area
  • Petitioning North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission

This petition will be delivered to:

Gordon Myers, Executive Director
North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission

Stop spotlight hunting of coyotes in red wolf area

    1. Petition by

      Cheryl Morris

      Florence, AL

Fewer than 100 red wolves remain in the wild! The spotlight hunting of coyotes in the North Carolina red wolf area must stop immediately!

   In today's world a country is judged not only by how it treats its citizens, but by how it treats those without a voice - its animals, both domestic and wild. Yet in this day and age when we fully understand the importance, and consequences, of losing a species to extinction, the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission has approved nighttime spotlight hunting of coyotes throughout the state: a ruling which INCLUDES the area inhabited by the ONLY wild population of red wolves - one of the world's most endangered animals.

   Red wolves and coyotes bare a striking resemblance, making it difficult to tell them apart even in the daytime; during the nighttime hours this task is nearly impossible. To pass a ruling that permits hunting, especially during the hours of darkness, in the only area this endangered animal inhabits is thoughtless and unconscionable, and has already resulted in three red wolves being illegally shot and killed. This is unacceptable given the few that remain, and the legal protection they have under the federal Endangered Species Act.

   It is up to us. We must make North Carolina understand that we will not tolerate their irresponsible and incomprehensible position on endangered animals, and that the world will hold them accountable for each and every red wolf lost.

   Please sign this petition to save the red wolves. We are their last hope.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 3,000 signatures
    2. Today's (Nov. 13) hearing postponed until Thursday (Nov. 15)

      Cheryl Morris
      Petition Organizer

      The hearing scheduled for today has been postponed. We only have until Thursday to make our voices heard. Spread the word. Help save the world's red wolves!

    3. Reached 250 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Linda Keller AKRON, OH
      • about 1 month ago

      Too many red wolves are being mistaken for coyotes and killed during night time hunting - please end the night time hunting!

    • Jeanee' Hart KOKOMO, IN
      • about 1 month ago

      Wolves NEED land to make their habitat in, and they need prey to hunt and survive. I LOVE wolves and the way they work together as a pack. I deeply value their existence. I would be deeply disappointed in the people that allow this animal to be forcibly pushed back into extinction. It'll always be on their hands.

    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • about 1 month ago

      I PLEDGE to live, work and act in a loving, respectful way towards this Earth that I call home, and towards all who live upon it, every insect, animal, fish, bird, plant, human and tree....

      ~ Guy Dauncey

    • naomi oliver DARWIN, UNITED STATES
      • about 1 month ago

      what is it with people who enjoy the suffering of another, haven't we enough misery in our world without going creating it?

    • Sebastiano Chessari RAGUSA, ITALY
      • about 1 month ago

      Stop inhumanity


    Develop your own tools to win.

    Use the API to develop your own organizing tools. Find out how to get started.