Publication name: The Daily News
URL for more info: http://thedailynewsonline.com/news/article_7d281ec2-70e8-11e2-a973-0019bb2963f4.html
A national non-profit organization that advocates for companion animals, has joined the call to end a squirrel hunting fundraiser in Holley.
The Companion Animal Protection Society on Wednesday called for a boycott of the seventh annual Hazzard County Squirrel Slam and a “global campaign” to stop it. The event is a fundraiser for the Holley Fire Department.
HOLLEY, NY, February 1, 2013- The annual Hazzard County Squirrel Slam may be a fundraiser for the Holley Fire Department, but for animal lovers everywhere the event is a nightmare. Companion Animal Protection Society, a national non-profit dedicated to protecting companion animals of all species, is calling for a boycott of the event and a global campaign to stop it.
As demonstrated by the public outcry in response to the 7th Annual Hazzard County Squirrel Slam, a squirrel killing contest which promotes the idea and practice of CHILDREN KILLING ANIMALS sponsored by the Holley, NY Fire
Department, the US government should not continue to subsidize sadistic entities, such as the Holley Fire Dept., who promote the recreational killing of animals. We expect an ethos of care and concern, not recreational killing or torture or animals, from emergency workers -- especially those receiving Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funds.
Publication name: Examiner.com
URL for more info: http://www.examiner.com/article/national-animal-protection-group-decries-live-squirrel-shooting-contest
The Companion Animal Protection Society is launching a national alert campaign to prevent an annual squirrel killing contest in Holley, N.Y.. The “7th Annual Hazzard County Squirrel Slam” is scheduled for Saturday, February 16. The contest, which awards cash prizes for the largest squirrel killed that day, will feature a “weigh in” and a gun drawing with several different types of fire arms, one of which is a AR/22 Semi.
The event is sponsored by the Holley Fire Department and is inviting children under the age of fourteen to shoot and kill squirrels.