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File #: R-18-5   
Type: Resolution Status: Enacted
File created: 1/17/2018 In control: City Council
Final action: 3/5/2018
Enactment date: 3/16/2018 Enactment #: R-2018-007
Title: Condemning Animal Abuse In The Form Of Coyote Killing Contests And Urging The New Mexico Legislature To Pass Legislation Prohibiting Contests Organized, Arranged Or Sponsored For The Purpose Of Killing Coyotes For Prizes Or Entertainment (Gibson, Borrego)
Attachments: 1. R-5.pdf, 2. R-5Enacted
Date Action ByActionResultAction Details
3/16/2018 City Clerk Published  Action details
3/15/2018 Mayor Signed by the Mayor  Action details
3/9/2018 City Council Sent to Mayor for Signature  Action details
3/5/2018 City Council PassedPass Action details
2/21/2018 City Council Accepted with a Recommendation Do Pass  Action details
2/12/2018 Finance & Government Operations Committee Sent to Council with a recommendation of Do PassPass Action details
1/17/2018 City Council Introduced and Referred  Action details
1/17/2018 President Referred  Action details
CITY of ALBUQUERQUE
TWENTY-THIRD COUNCIL


COUNCIL BILL NO. R-18-5 ENACTMENT NO. ________________________

SPONSORED BY: Diane G. Gibson and Cynthia D. Borrego


RESOLUTION
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Condemning Animal Abuse In The Form Of Coyote Killing Contests And Urging The New Mexico Legislature To Pass Legislation Prohibiting Contests Organized, Arranged Or Sponsored For The Purpose Of Killing Coyotes For Prizes Or Entertainment (Gibson, Borrego)
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CONDEMNING ANIMAL ABUSE IN THE FORM OF COYOTE KILLING CONTESTS AND URGING THE NEW MEXICO LEGISLATURE TO PASS LEGISLATION PROHIBITING CONTESTS ORGANIZED, ARRANGED OR SPONSORED FOR THE PURPOSE OF KILLING COYOTES FOR PRIZES OR ENTERTAINMENT.
WHEREAS, the City recognizes and honors hunting and fishing events for properly licensed hunters and anglers; and
WHEREAS, the City strives to meet the highest standards of humane animal care and husbandry, and to promote responsible pet ownership; and
WHEREAS, the City and surrounding communities strive to treat all creatures humanely and prevent the unnecessary suffering and death of animals to the greatest extent possible; and
WHEREAS, the desert environment is home to a diverse range of animals of many different species, each of which occupies its own place in the fragile balance of natural ecosystems; and
WHEREAS, wildlife killing contests are conducted for profit, entertainment, prizes and simply for the fun of killing, which are not unlike blood sports like dogfighting or cockfighting and are at odds with Components Nos. 2 and 4 of the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation and with the values that rank-and-file sportsmen profess; and
WHEREAS, the City Council recognizes that coyotes are native to the New Mexico and play an important role in maintaining the balance of natural ecosystems by controlling populations of prey species such as rabbits and mice, which may be carriers of hantavirus, leptospirosis, lymphocytic choriomeningitis (LCMV), Tular...

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