Here’s another video depicting the gruesome recreational sport of coyote hunting with hounds in Wisconsin. This video comes from Merrill, Wisconsin hounder Nicholas Valenta, another slob hunter that believes its ok to sick his hunting dogs on a cornered coyote.
Let’s be perfectly clear, allowing your dogs to tear into wildlife like coyotes in Wisconsin is illegal, but it happens often and many hunters recognize that its all a part of the joyous sport called hound hunting. Wolf Patrol has called on the DNR to address the practice, and today we spoke with a DNR conservation officer who said an investigation would be launched into our recent allegations of illegal hunting by Laona, Wisconsin hound hunters who allow their dogs to kill coyotes.
The text accompanying the video posted above on Valenta’s Facebook page states that Valenta first hit this particular coyote with his truck, before he let his dogs torture the poor animal. Valenta can also be heard casually taking a phone call while his prey suffers.
In other publicly available videos on Facebook, Valenta’s hounds can be seen tearing into a coyote for four minutes as a young child watches. The video ends with the child being allowed to kill the suffering coyote.
This isn’t hunting, its animal cruelty, and if you think Wisconsin hound hunters shouldn’t be protected by elected officials who want to silence Wolf Patrol from exposing their crimes, please call the apologists for animal abusers below and share your displeasure!
Senator Tom Tiffany (608) 266-2509
Representative Mary Felzkowski (608) 266-7694
Representative Adam Jarchow (608) 267-2365
Representative Joel Kleefisch (608) 266-3796
Representative Romaine Quinn (608) 266-2519