End Animal Killing Contests Like the Squirrel Slam in Holley, NY

End Animal Killing Contests Like the Squirrel Slam in Holley, NY

pnbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp;nbsp;img alt=”” src=”/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/End%20Killing%20Contests.jpg” style=”width: 300px; height: 180px;” //ppa href=”https://www.facebook.com/events/602506446488072/”emFoA Squirrel Slam protest Facebook page./em/a/ppDid you know that the village of Holley, N.Y., nbsp;is preparing for another bloodbath Feb. 22, the day it plans to host another Squirrel Slam Day./ppLast year when Friends of Animals found out about this annual killing contest/shooting competition nbsp;in northwestern New York that recruits children and rewards them with prizes after dead squirrels are weighed to determine who killed the heaviest ones, we mobilized supporters and took to the streets to protest the event.nbsp;/ppWhat makes the day even more abhorrent is it is billed a fundraiser for a fire department and semi-automatic rifles are raffled off and cash awards are given as children look on.nbsp;/ppAnimal killing contests are part of a broader conversation on gun violence. nbsp;This event comes just a little over a year after a rifle wielding Adam Lanza committed mass murder at an elementary school, and earlier this week, a 12-year-old opened fire at a middle school and an elderly man fatally shot someone because he was text messaging during a movie./ppFoA continues to work with New York state Sen. Tony Avella and other legislators to prohibit killing contests in New York and will once again convene on Holley in February to expose the pattern of abuse rampant in Holley./ppnbsp;/ppimg alt=”” src=”/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/TakeActionLittle.jpg” style=”width: 192px; height: 49px;” //pp1. Please view and share our compelling and informative short videonbsp;documenting our experiences in Holley, N.Y., challenging the Squirrel Slam contest as part of our continued efforts to ban animal killing contests.nbsp;/ppnbsp;/ppiframe allowfullscreen=”” frameborder=”0″ height=”281″ src=”http://www.youtube.com/embed/2oKE6ysZKD0″ width=”630″/iframe/pp2. Visit thea href=”http://www.holleyfire.com” target=”_blank” Holley Fire Department website/a at www.holleyfire.com and write to them or call them at 585-638-6884 and tell them itrsquo;s not too late to organize a different fundraiser./ppnbsp;/pp3. Ask your state representatives to introduce bills that would ban such events. For New York residents, contact George D. Maziarz who represents the 62nd District, which includes all of Orleans County. Email him at a href=”mailto:maziarz@nysenate.gov”maziarz@nysenate.gov/a./p

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