Have you ever heard of the "Song Dog Coyote", a "Prairie Dog Shoot", the “High Desert Coyote Classic,” or the “Four Corners Predator Callers Predator Hunt”?

These events, which allow participants to kill up to five animals as part of hunting contests, are no longer legal in the state of Colorado, as reported by The Humane Society of the United States.

During the first week of May, the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission voted 8-3 in favor of ending these competitions.

According to the Humane Society of the United Sates, in spite of how Colorado had already banned these contests in 1997, a loophole had allowed for the continued killing of coyotes, bobcats, prairie dogs and swift foxes. This loophole stated that the events could continue, so long as the number of animals killed remained limited.

Now, bans on such competitions have been enacted in multiple states.

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