BAN CANNED SHOOTS IN NEW YORK!
Canned shoots, also called canned hunts, are hunts on
private hunting "preserves" that are stocked with animals for hunters to
kill in any way they choose. These operations, often advertised as managed
wildlife refuges or game ranches, guarantee their customers the
opportunity to hunt, capture and kill a trophy animal. The animals in
these compounds are confined in enclosed areas and are frequently tied
down, drugged, or made available to the hunters after the animals are
brought to a feeding station.
Thanks in part to the efforts of LOHV (League of Humane
Voters) and other animal protection organizations, the New York State
Assembly passed A4609, the bill to ban these "canned shoots."
NOW is the time to urge your state senator to pass
S2735, the senate companion to A4609, before the senate session ends on
There are a number of steps we must take if we are to
see this bill become law.
1. Please call the sponsor of S2735, Senator Frank
Padavan, at 518-455-3381. Thank him for introducing the "canned shoot"
bill and request that he do everything within his power to see that the
bill is passed by the Senate.
2. Call Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno at
518-455-3191. Urge Senator Bruno to pass S2735 before the end of session.
3. Contact your own State Senator and ask his/her
assistance in passing S2735, the "canned shoot" bill.
You can find contact information for your Senator by