Alert: You Can Stop Wildlife Killing “Contests!”
Remember the February 2003 Crow Shoot
in Auburn, NY?
Support New York State legislation
A7985 (Assembly) and S4174 (Senate) to prohibit killing wildlife for kicks
Animal killing contests are competitions in which the
winner is the person or team that kills the most animals and wins a money
or prizes. Currently these contests are legal, since they are conducted
during hunting season on animals that may be killed in unlimited numbers.
Due to their competitiveness and party-like atmosphere, these contests
result in abnormally high amounts of animals killed and injured. These
contests are often held under the guise of population or nuisance control,
but accomplish neither. They are simply an excuse for wanton animal
slaughter. For permanent and peaceful results, a combination of education
and non-lethal methods are the best solution.
Call or write your representatives in Albany and let
them know you are against wildlife killing contests and you want them to
pass the proposed legislation. Be sure to give them your name and address
and ask for a response. Stress to them that you do not want this kind of
message of violence to your children and your community.
Senator Carl Marcellino,
Senate Environmental Conservation Committee
Albany, NY 12247
Assemblyman Thomas DiNapoli, Chair
Assembly Environmental Conservation Committee LOB 625
Albany, NY, 12248
Ask your state representatives to use their influence to
pass these bills successfully by June, 2003. They would make it unlawful
to hold contests whose objective is to kill the greatest number of
animals. Ethical hunters along with non-hunters condemn these contests as
massacres, not hunts.
Co-Sponsor: Assemblymember Deborah Glick
Albany, NY 12248
54th District Senator Michael Nozzolio
Albany, NY, 12247
518-455-2366 or 315-568-9816
Contact Senator Nozzolio (or your local representative)
and ask him to support the bill.Please act quickly. It is important for
your legislators to know they have your support before they go in to vote.
[Forwarded by Rita Sarnicola,