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Squirrel shoot fund-raiser in New York town goes on despite protests

The LA Times

By Tamara Jones

Friends of Animals state director Edita Birnkrant said she was unable to get through to the mayor or fire chief to make her matching-funds offer.

"The town clerk told me, 'You don't understand, every official in this village is 100% behind this event. Our values, our way of life, our culture, is about hunting.'

"I'm pretty sure if we had offered $100,000, they wouldn't have canceled it."

Holley, NY Has Gone Nuts

Friends of Animals Protests "Squirrel Slam" Killing Contest at Holley Fire House, Saturday, Feb 16th 3 pm-6 pm

Contact: Edita Birnkrant, FoA NY Director
cell: 917-940-2725

New York-Friends of Animals is holding a protest outside the Holley Fire House, 7 Thomas Street, from 3 pm-6 pm, on Saturday, Feb. 16, to oppose the town's annual "Squirrel Slam,"-a squirrel-shooting contest for children and adults sponsored by the Holley Fire Department.

Squirrel Slam fundraiser called off the mark

The Times Union

By Casey Seiler

ALBANY - The squirrels of Western New York have a friend in the state Legislature, but he comes from Queens. State Sen. Tony Avella, a Democrat, was joined by animal advocates at the Capitol on Monday to denounce the Hazzard County Squirrel Slam, a hunting event set to be held Saturday in the town of Holley, located on the eastern side of Orleans County north of Rochester.



Contact: Edita Birnkrant, FoA NY Director
cell: 917-940-2725

Albany Animal Advocates Invited to Feb. 11th Press Conference

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

Animal Activists Protest Squirrel Hunting Contest

From the Niagara Falls Reporter

By Frank Parlato

An "animal advocacy group" called Friends of Animals (FoA), founded in 1957, announced that its members plan to "descend" on Holley, N.Y., on Saturday, Feb. 16, to protest the town's 7th Annual "Hazzard County Squirrel Slam."

Holley is a village in the Town of Murray in Orleans County with a population of 1,800.

Dead Squirrel Contest for Cash & Guns?

Friends of Animals Protests at Holley Fire House
Saturday, Feb. 16, 3 pm - 6 pm

New York -- Friends of Animals (FoA), an international animal advocacy group founded in New York in 1957, is descending on Holley, NY on Saturday, Feb. 16, outside the Holley Fire Department from 3 pm - 6 pm to protest the town's annual "Squirrel Slam," -- a squirrel-shooting contest for children and adults under the guise of raising money for the Holley Fire Department.

Advocates, Scarsdale Officials Continue To Talk Geese

Although no final decision has been made yet, animal advocates and village officials continue to debate the Canada geese issue.

Scarsdale Patch

By Lisa Gentes-Hunt


The Canada Geese here in Scarsdale are keeping the debate between village officials and animal advocates alive.

Selling a New Generation on Guns

The New York Times

Threatened by long-term declining participation in shooting sports, the firearms industry has poured millions of dollars into a broad campaign to ensure its future by getting guns into the hands of more, and younger, children.