Bridget Huber

Bridget Huber is a FairWarning contributor.

Dead coyotes in a cage on top of a truck at the West Texas Big Bobcat Contest FairWarining Investigates

Killing Coyotes, Bobcats and Foxes for Fun and Profit

Standing in a West Texas sporting goods store parking lot on a recent Sunday morning, Margaret Lloyd felt like she’d wandered onto the set of a gory movie. The lot was packed with trucks full of dead coyotes, foxes and the occasional bobcat; one pickup had a cage welded to its bed, and it was crammed with carcasses. “It was one wave of fur, tails on top of ears and ears on top of tails,” she said. “It was just horrifying.” This video, ‘Fur Fever,’ celebrates coyote killing by showing a dozen of the animals being mowed down in just over two minutes.

Around back, participants in the West Texas Big Bobcat Contest were weighing their kill in a competition to see who had shot the biggest bobcat and the most coyotes, gray foxes and bobcats in a 23-hour period.

California Lawmaker Seeks Federal Probe of New Tanning Industry Group FairWarining Reports

California Lawmaker Seeks Federal Probe of New Tanning Industry Group

A California lawmaker is urging federal regulators to investigate a new tanning industry group he says is using “junk science” to mislead the public about the risks of sunbeds.