National animal protection groups decry live squirrel shooting contestWednesday, 30 January 2013 20:39
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The Companion Animal Protection Society is launching a national alert campaign to prevent an annual squirrel killing contest in Holley, N.Y.. The â€ś7th Annual Hazzard County Squirrel Slamâ€ť is scheduled for Saturday, February 16. The contest, which awards cash prizes for the largest squirrel killed that day, will feature a â€śweigh inâ€ť 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.