Sign Petition: This ‘Fun’ Contest Encourages Kids to Slaughter Squirrels

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by: Care2 Team
recipient: Mayor Barry Wright

Kids in Winslow Township, New Jersey, are being encouraged to slaughter squirrels by the hundreds in the first annual Family Squirrel Classic. The hunting contest, sponsored by a local hunting organization, brands itself as a “family friendly” event. Kids are encouraged to kill, kill and kill, with the person who bags the largest squirrel being named the winner.

Contests that use animal lives as pawns, make light of the lives of the animals that are killed and teach impressionable children that these target animals are of no other worth than mere target practice. Cities, schools or hunting organizations should not be encouraging children to take life so lightly.

Instead, kids should be taught the value of life and why it is important to respect all living things no matter what. Neglecting to do so could result in dire consequences. There are plenty of studies that show an irrefutable link between violence against animals and violence against people. Many of the world’s most heinous violent criminals got their start torturing or killing animals.

Promoting these “hunts” and contests instills a flippant disregard and lack of compassion for the lives of other living things. Please sign the petition. It is time the Winslow Township government step in and ban these gory animal slaughters for kids. Tell Mayor Barry Wright the world is watching and ask them to end these terrible events.

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https://www.thepetitionsite.com/434/746/130/this-quotfunquot-contests-encourages-kids-to-slaughter-squirrels-for-fun./

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Sign Petition: The Sport Of “Coyote Whacking” Is Even More Gruesome Than It Sounds — And It’s Legal!

by: Care2 Team
recipient: Wyoming Legislators

We wish this was a twisted joke. Unfortunately, there really are people who participate in a sport called “Coyote Whacking” and they can continue to legally do so. Wyoming legislators had an opportunity to outlaw it but they didn’t even bother looking at the bill, let alone passing it.

Sign on if you want those legislators to pass a bill outlawing this cruel “sport”.The practice is actually more gruesome than it sounds. People chase coyotes on snowmobiles until they are too tired to run, then they run the coyote over with their snowmobile again and again. It’s truly upsetting to know that there are people who think torturing and murdering an animal in this way is fun.

But it gets worse. After they have tortured and killed these innocent coyotes, they pick the lifeless coyotes up by the tail and slam them against the snow mobile one more time, just to celebrate their own inhumanity. Then, they post smiling photos of themselves to their social media accounts; these people are actually proud of their abusive behavior.

But worst of all is that Wyoming legislators had the chance to outlaw this horrible sport and they literally couldn’t even be bothered to read the bill.

Please sign the petition to tell those legislators that you find this negligence despicible and they must outlaw the practice immediately.

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https://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/673/092/993/

 

Sign Petition: No More Animal-Killing Contests on Federal Land!

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by: Joel Boyce
recipient: US Fish and Wildlife Service

93,866 SUPPORTERS – 95,000 GOAL

State land commissioner for New Mexico, Stephanie Garcia Richard, wrote an executive order putting an end to New Mexico animal-killing contests. This has saved hundreds or thousands of coyotes from wanton slaughter each year during disgusting contests of piling up dead animals for cash or prizes.

The commissioner calls these events an exercise in animal cruelty, and she’s right. But they are not unique to New Mexico by any means, nor are they limited just to coyotes. Eliminating these kinds of gratuitous killing contests is absolutely a win for conservation and the humane treatment of wild animals, but does not interfere with ordinary, small-scale hunting. It’s an important step which should also be a non-controversial one.

Legislation similar in language and purpose to the executive order of New Mexico’s land commissioner should be applied across the country, starting with all federal lands. It’s well past time for killing contests, of any animal species and in any state, to become extinct.

Sign Petition: No More Animal Killing Contests on Federal Land!

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/450/259/429/

Sign Petition: Save Mufasa the White Lion

Mufasa is a white lion. There are less than 300 of his kind left in the world, of which only 13 exist in the wild.

Mufasa was confiscated by law enforcement and handed to a wildlife rehabilitation center to be cared for. The rehab centre acquired a second cub Suraya, as a companion for Mufasa. Mufasa and Suraya are now three years old and are inseparable.

Nature conservation officials refused permission for Mufasa to be relocated to a sanctuary, who offered to care for both Mufasa and Suraya for their natural lives, free of charge. Instead, the rehab centre was told telephonically that Mufasa will be auctioned to raise funds for the department.

We ask you to sign our petition, asking for both Mufasa and Suraya to be donated to a sanctuary chosen by the people who took care of them for the past three years, to prevent them from being exploited.

The Honourable Member of the Executive Counsil, Department of Rural Environmental and Agricultural Development, North west South Africa.

RELOCATION OF CONFISCATED LION MALE- MUFASA AND FEMALE SURAYA

We hereby petition you to review the decision of the Northwest Department of Rural, Environment and Agricultural development (READ) to refuse a relocation permit for Mufasa and to grant a permit only for the lioness who has been Mufasa’s companion for almost three years.

In terms of an agreement with READ , the rehab centre who cared for the two lions, and carried the costs thereof up to date, has the right to propose a sanctuary, where the lions are to be cared for. Sanwild has agreed to take the lions and to care for them free of charge, and the rehab put in an official proposal for the two to be released in Sanwild. This proposal was refused

The reasons why we believe the existing decision should be overturned are as follows:

1) Mufasa has had a vasectomy and is no longer able to breed and is therefore of no interest to a breeder. The only commercial value he has, is to be hunted in a put and chase hunt, otherwise known as a canned hunt.

2) Mufasa and Suraya have formed an inseparable bond. If the two are separated, both will suffer trauma and stress.

3) You are no doubt aware of the decision reached at COP 17 of CITES in Johannesburg during 2016 and the amendment noted in Conf 17-8 concerning the Disposal of illegally traded and confiscated specimens of CITES-listed species. We specifically draw your attention to the decision tree analysis for captive options, formulated in Resolution Conf. 17.8 – 14. We will not dwell on the contents, but only wish to highlight the first two requirements

a. As a point of departure the confiscating authority should consider releasing the specimen in the wild.

b. If that is not feasible and there is space available in non-commercial captive facility (e.g. a lifetime-care facility) the confiscating authority should execute an agreement and transfer the animal.

4) Mufasa is a text book case of the above and we believe it will be a transgression of both the spirit and the fabric of CITES to treat him otherwise.

5) There are no other suitable sanctuaries in the North west province that are able to care for both lions and the best practical nvironmental option in the interest of the welfare of the two lions are to be released to Sanwild.

We therefor petition you to intervene and to authorise the relocation permit for both lions to Sanwild.

Yours truly

Friends of Mufasa

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/894/071/669/save-mufasa-the-white-lion/

Petition: New York: Make Wildlife Killing Contests Illegal

New York: Make Wildlife Killing Contests Illegal

27,358 SUPPORTERS – 30,000 GOAL
Animal advocates and lawmakers in New York are working to ensure wildlife killing contests never take place in the state again.

These contests, which are also known as drives, derbies, and tournaments, reward people of all ages with cash prizes and weapons, among other things, for killing the biggest and most animals.

While native predators, including coyotes, foxes, and bobcats, are popular targets, many other species continue to become victims of these massacres.

Past events in New York targeting crows and squirrels have sparked outrage, and brought much-needed attention to these senseless events, while a recent undercover investigation released by The Humane Society of the United States has offered a glimpse into the little-seen culture that surrounds these contests and the dangerous, and indifferent attitudes they promote towards wildlife – which is especially troubling when it comes to what they teach children about our relationship with the species we share this earth with.

While some defend these contests as a perfectly reasonable means to deal with ‘pests’ and control predators, they’re ethically and scientifically unjustifiable, and it’s abundantly clear that they’re not about wildlife management or even hunting, but about glorifying the senseless killing of wild animals for amusement and personal gain.

Now, animal advocates and lawmakers are supporting legislation (A.4116a/S.5148a) that will make it illegal to “organize, sponsor, conduct, promote or participate in any contest, competition, tournament, or derby with the objective of taking or hunting wildlife for prizes for other inducement, or for entertainment.”

Please sign and share this petition urging lawmakers in New York to pass legislation that will make these cruel and senseless events illegal.

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/603/947/468/new-york-make-wildlife-killing-contests-illegal/?TAP=1724

 

Petition: Urge your state wildlife agency to oppose wildlife killing contests – The Humane Society of the United States

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New Mexico’s A Step Closer To Banning Coyote Killing Contests | Care2 Causes

Petition at Bottom. Please Sign….Let’s make this happen!

http://www.care2.com/causes/new-mexicos-a-step-closer-to-banning-coyote-killing-contests.html

Petition · Mayor Jonathan Rothschild: No More Killing Wildlife Contests in Arizona · Change.org


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Petition · Petition for the US Justice Department to investigate US Senator James Inhofe · Change.org

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Nick Beder PSYCHOPATHIC SERIAL KILLER

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Nicholas C Beder 4859 State Road 175, Hartford, WI 53027 (262) 644-8023, (262) 644-7946

PSYCHOPATHIC SERIAL KILLER
Penis size: a little less than 1/2 inch

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I copied this from a document i found about this serial killer “Initial Story treatment/idea about trapping, penning and wildlife contests using Nick Beder’s Facebook page. This man’s website was appalling. It demonstrated the lack of respect and sense of entitlement to kill and torture wild animals for sport that comes from not having laws that protect wildlife. License to Kill America’s Bloody Secret: Trapping, Snaring, Penning & Wildlife Killing Contests Video: opening shot fade up from black…See coyotes running wild, playing in the snow, pups playing, wolves, raccoons, bears, cougars, bobcats, any beautiful images we can find. Last shot is close up of beautiful coyote face Sound: Running and panting sounds only Sounds stop Video: Cut to black then quick cut to video of…

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Time for local action: Wildlife – Killing Contest In Marshall MN

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Time for local action: wildlife-killing contest in Marshall MN!

The Petition to “Prohibit Wildlife Killing Contests in Minnesota” has attracted nationwide attention. Interest and signatures have come in from Minnesota residents, natives, relatives, friends, and visitors residing in every State of the U.S.A. (and in other countries around the world). The regional subtotals of Petition signatures show an average response of about 14% per region in the US. Response was higher in the southwest, and lower in the central and northwestern States.

And now it’s time for local action!

Marshall, MN area residents! Southwestern Minnesota residents, visitors, and friends! Let your views be known!

In your own words, or quoting this Petition or other information, please speak up to the following people and organizations (at whatever level you’re comfortable with):

== City of Marshall, MN ==
http://marshallmn.com/main/index.php/city-administration/city-council/city-council
Mayor Robert J. Byrnes, 507-337-2809, robert.byrnes@ci.marshall.mn.us
Ward 2 City Council Member David Sturrock, david.sturrock@ci.marshall.mn.us
Ward 2 City Council Member Larry Doom, 507-537-1523, larry.doom@ci.marshall.mn.us

== Marshall Independent (local press) ==
http://www.marshallindependent.com/
“Story Idea” to request coverage of the issue: http://97.64.232.186/vnr/add_submission.asp?categoryID=993&publicationID=23
“Letter to the Editor” to speak up directly: http://97.64.232.186/vnr/add_submission.asp?categoryID=971&publicationID=23

== Affiliated Organizations (probably not officially in favor of any such contest) ==
National Wild Turkey Federation: http://www.nwtf.org/contact (and while you’re on this page, look in the upper-right of the page for the “search” box, and try a search for the word “predator” for further information).
Pheasants Forever: https://www.pheasantsforever.org/Contact-Us.aspx (and while you’re on this page, look in the upper-right of the page for the “search” box, and try a search for the word “predator” for further information).
Marshall MN Convention & Visitors Bureau, Marshall Area Chamber of Commerce: http://marshall-mn.org/main/index.php/about-us/contact-us.html, 507-532-4484.

== Contest Organizer (promoting this contest) ==
https://www.facebook.com/Buffalo-Ridge-NWTF-346808905413296/
Ty Brouwer, 507-430-6473, buffaloridgenwtf@gmail.com

== Petition Organizer (opposing all such contests) ==
https://www.change.org/p/prohibit-wildlife-killing-contests-in-minnesota
Scott Slocum, info@ss-slocum.info.
If you’d like to organize with others in your area, please drop me a line, and I’ll help connect you. Also, if I’ve made any errors or omissions in this Petition Update, please let me know, and I’ll correct them.

== Community Organizers (opposing all such contests) ==
If you’re a member of an animal-protection group like the Minnesota Humane Society or the Humane Society of the United States, please contact your group representative to coordinate action with them. Their involvement depends on yours!

== More information ==

Here’s some more local perspective on contests like these–and their potential, local solutions.

On February 20, 2016, participants in the “Save the Birds” Coyote Hunting Tournament will be bringing in their freshly-killed coyote carcasses to a parking lot in the City of Marshall, MN. There, the carcasses will be weighed–guts and all; fresh, not frozen; jaws blocked open. This is a competition for the most coyotes killed, heaviest killed, and smallest killed. If last year’s photographer is available again this year, contestants will have the opportunity to drop the carcasses onto the bloody sidewalk before them, and pose for “heroic hunter” photos.

The carcasses will be oozing bodily fluids, jumping with fleas, parasitized and infected. Some of their wounds will be gaping, inflicted by multiple, long range shots from high-powered, semi-automatic rifles. Some from close-range shotgun blasts. The animals will have been dropped in distant fields and wetlands. Since time is of the essence, they will have been shot at the first opportunity, by contestants eager for prizes. These contestants won’t necessarily have spent time calling the animals in closer for safer and more species-specific, accurate, and humane shots. The carcasses that are brought in will not include domestic dogs, game that might be taken out of season, or other wildlife that might be taken by way of other violations of hunting regulations or laws (most such animals, when and if they’re shot, are suspected to be left where they fall, or to be dumped in inconspicuous locations, so as not to arouse public anger or invite prosecution).

The numbers of predators taken will not be a significant percentage of the predator population, nor a significant percentage of the potential “problem animals” around livestock-production areas, nor of those that will take the wild turkeys as part of their natural hunting behaviors. The contest will not provide any form of support for non-lethal livestock best management practices or methods of sustainable coexistence with wild-living predator populations.

Although this contest will raise funds for wild turkey habitat restoration and maintenance (the actual goal of the National Wild Turkey Federation and its chapters including the sponsor of this contest); most of the financial activity surrounding the contest will center on door prizes, raffles, and tournament prizes; on the gear that’s on display; and on the “pro-staff” sales reps who are on hand to sell it: firearms, ammunition, optics, calls, clothing and other gear.

So, for residents of a city in which a contest like this is scheduled, the question is this: “what can we ask our neighbors and local officials to do?” Even if we don’t like them, these contests do seem to be legal, according to current City Ordinances and State gambling, game & fish Rules and Statutes.

And in answer, there’s the key word: these contests seem to be legal according to current Ordinances. Residents can request new Ordinances. For example, an Ordinance requiring prompt disposal of carcasses, or prohibiting their public display. A ban on the promotion or operation of killing contests in the City. Or the enforcement of an Ordinance against public obscenity.

Local residents can express their opposition to the local officials, sponsoring organizations, affiliated organizations, news media, and opposing individuals and organizations listed above. For example, the parent organizations–National Wild Turkey Federation and Pheasants Forever–did not come up with this idea for a wildlife-killing contest; their scientists, staff, and members promote a focus on habitat restoration and maintenance, and a stable coexistence with predators and the natural environment. They should be embarrassed to be associated with this contest.

Any or all of the above issues can be addressed privately or publicly; individually, or as part of a group, depending on what’s comfortable for each person. One secure, private option is to contact this Petition’s organizer, Scott Slocum, at his blog’s email address info@ss-slocum.info

If you’re not in the Marshall, MN area, your local activism (in your own area) is still needed! Please feel free to adapt any of the materials above to your local situation. Thank you!

Petition · Prohibit Wildlife Killing Contests in Minnesota · Change.org

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End Wildlife Killing Contests on our Public Lands – WildEarth Guardians : End Wildlife Killing Contests on our Public Lands

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End Wildlife Killing Contests on our Public Lands – WildEarth Guardians : End Wildlife Killing Contests on our Public Lands.