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Albany Animal Advocates Invited to Feb. 11th Press Conference

February 07, 2013 | Hunting & Wildlife Management

Circle your calendars, please, for a 12:30 pm press conference on Monday, Feb. 11, 2013 at the Capitol's Legislative Office Building in Albany on the subject of Holley, New York's Squirrel-Killing Contest on Feb. 16, 2013.

Contact: Edita Birnkrant, FoA NY Director
office: 212-247-8120
cell: 917-940-2725


Holley Fire Department's contest awards cash and guns as prizes to teams of children and adults
who kill the heaviest squirrels -- under the guise of raising monies for the fire department.

New York State Senator Tony Avella is hosting a press conference in Albany in the LCA Press Room, Room 130 of the Legislative Office Building, 198 State Street in Albany to oppose the animal-killing contest in Holley, New York.

Friends of Animals has organized a protest outside the Holley Fire Department from 3 pm - 6 pm on Feb. 16, the day of the repulsive "Squirrel Slam."

FoA be joined by local groups, Animal Advocates of Western New York, and Animal Rights Advocates of Upstate New York.

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My husband and I are musicians and are considering rounding up the loudest & noisiest musicians we know to play in Holley & surrounds on Feb 16th in an effort to warn off Squirrels from the area. It will take a lot of organization as we live in Boston, but if this will help his barbaric desensitizing event, let us know. Thanks! FoA comments: Thank you for the offer. The town would never allow it, but tell any fans you have in the area to show up to the protest.

Thank you Friends of Animals and all groups and individuals who are trying to stop this event.


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