Stop NYS Canned Hunting of Pheasants
From Animal Defenders of Westchester (ADOW)

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Stop NYS Canned Hunting of Pheasants

Letter as published on NY Daily News
April 14, 2022

(Veda pls put something like 'stop NYS canned hunting of pheasants' in the subject line - the DN's title isn't helpful, thx)
 
Tuckahoe, N.Y.: Assemblymember Linda Rosenthal has introduced NYS Bill A01388 against an abhorrent practice by the state Department of Environmental Conservation, which holds canned hunts of pheasants. These are non-native birds with limited survival skills.

They are raised as chicks, nurtured and hand-fed by anyone answering the DECís open call. As a result of being packed into crates for transport to the hunt, many birds arrive with broken wings and other injuries.

Some participants kick the birds to make them fly in order to kill them. Hunters are informed beforehand when and where this release will be held.

The DEC also holds a youth hunt of these birds, who consider people their friends.

Is this really the best the DEC can do with state tax funds? Even other hunters denounce this unethical non-sport, which is just releasing tame animals in front of shooters.

Kiley Blackman

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