Prevent Predator Killing Contest in Idaho!
Action Alert from All-Creatures.org

FROM

Born Free USA AND Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF)
August 2014

[Note from All-Creatures.org: Keep in mind that the reason predators are singled out for slaughter is due to ranchers who see them as a threat to their profits. Going vegan always helps MORE animals than just those you may be eating.]

ACTION

predator killing contestsThe Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is currently seeking input on this proposal in order to craft an Environmental Assessment. They need information and opinions on the impact that this contest will have on economic and social values, existing recreational uses, and the effect on wildlife habitat and threatened species in the targeted area.

Please make your voice heard by August 18! Urge the BLM to deny Idaho for Wildlife's request for a special recreation permit. You do not have to be an Idaho resident to comment; this is federal BLM land that belongs to all of us!

Sign an online petition here

And/or better yet, make direct contact:

Liz Townley
Outdoor Recreation Planner
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
Salmon Field Office
1405 Hollipark Drive
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83467 

AND from Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF):
Sign online petition - Shut Down Idaho Killing Derby

INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS

Idaho has a dismal track record with wolf management. In the past few years, the state has passed destructive laws and has used vicious tactics to cull hundreds of wolves. Now, a hunting group wishes to continue this bloody slaughter on federal public lands that belong to all of us—and we need to say NO.

Idaho for Wildlife wants to sponsor a predator killing contest across 3 million acres of public lands—for the next five winters. They already held a highly controversial killing contest this past December that targeted both wolves and coyotes. They are now seeking to repeat this contest in a multi-year “predator derby” with a wider range of targeted species, and prizes awarded for disturbing “achievements” like killing the most coyotes or the largest wolf.

These events can’t be considered “sport;” they’re brutal contests that sacrifice lives for the sake of entertainment. It is not only cruel, but also ecologically destructive. Removing so many predators negatively impacts the survival of countless other species. This hunt symbolizes the deep lack of compassion that some people have for predators, and the merciless lengths they will go to to slaughter them for “fun.”

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is currently seeking input on this proposal in order to craft an Environmental Assessment. They need information and opinions on the impact that this contest will have on economic and social values, existing recreational uses, and the effect on wildlife habitat and threatened species in the targeted area.


Thank you for everything you do for animals!


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