One of the most despicable examples of cruelty to wildlife is the too-common phenomenon of contests involving the killing of animals. In these contests, teams of two or single shooters head out at dawn to kill as many coyotes, fox, rabbits, bobcats or other small mammals as they can — all to win a shiny new belt buckle, a gun or some cash. Bigger contests require polygraphs to keep their participants from cheating — not exactly indicative of a decent bunch of hunters.