Coyotes, greatly revered by Navajo herders, who call them “God’s Dog,” are tragically the most persecuted and demonized predator in Pennsylvania. Throughout Pennsylvania, coyotes are being brutally slaughtered in killing contests for money. They have the same DNA as our beloved dogs, and one would go to jail if they killed a neighbor’s dog. It is bad enough they are tortured, but some hunters use hound dogs, which is done by the cruelest, blood thirsty among hunters. Typically hunters will wound coyotes in the leg areas, so the hounds can easily catch up with them, and the hounds tear them apart.