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Stop Squirrel Bloodbath in Holley, New York

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Originally Posted: February 1, 2013

Stop Squirrel Bloodbath in Holley, New York

[Ed Note: Also read Dead Squirrel Contest for Cash and Guns?]

FROM In Defense of Animals (IDA)

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The fire department in Holley, New York is sponsoring the seventh annual "Squirrel Slam," an annual event organized for the mass killing of squirrels, with prizes given to the individuals who kill the largest and heaviest of the animals, often the pregnant females.

This year, the squirrel killing contest has a "youth" category for children 14 years and under, and is offering big cash prizes for kids and adults.

Tell officials that responsible governments and communities do not sponsor perverse cruelty to animals. Instead, real government promotes compassion and respect for innocent animals AND children.

Sign an online petition (copy/paste URL into your browser):
https://secure2.convio.net/ida/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=2325

And/or better yet, make direct contact:

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, Phone: 518-474-8390
Mayor John Kenney, Jr., Phone: 585-638-6367
Orleans County of Tourism, Phone: 1-800-724-0314

Members of the Board of Trustees:

Ross Gaylord, Phone: 585-638-6367
David Dill, Phone: 585-638-6367
Lewis Passarell, Phone: 585-638-6367
Donald Penna, Phone: 585-638-6367 

INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS

The firefighters' oath of protecting lives doesn't mean anything in Orleans County, New York as their fire department is gearing up for a "squirrel shoot 'em up" event on February 16!

The fire department in Holley, New York is sponsoring the seventh annual "Squirrel Slam," an annual event organized for the mass killing of squirrels, with prizes given to the individuals who kill the largest and heaviest of the animals, often the pregnant females.

This year, the squirrel killing contest has a "youth" category for children 14 years and under, and is offering big cash prizes for kids and adults.

While grey and red squirrels are the primary victims of these appalling killing contests, the children are also victims. Encouraging kids to kill animals for fun teaches them that animals do not have any value other than serving as targets; that one can make money from blasting away defenseless animals; and that killing and suffering inflicted on animals is not only acceptable but is encouraged.

There is no telling how many squirrels will be killed at this event but is certain that many of these little animals will be wounded, some of them left to crawl away to suffer and die slowly. Females will likely be pregnant, and some may well have recently given birth, only to be killed and leave their young alone to starve to death.


Thank you for everything you do for animals!


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