Help the Wildlife Killing Contest Ban Become Law!
Hooray for Assembly Member Deborah Glick
and Senator Monica Martinez for boldly crafting a
comprehensive bill (A722, S4253) that will, once and for all,
put an end to outrageous WILDLIFE KILLING CONTESTS!
Often sponsored by bars, individuals
participate to see who can kill the MOST, LARGEST, or HEAVIEST
of an unprotected wild animal species.
The well-known contests are those in which crows,
coyotes, and squirrels are killed, but there are many other
unprotected species such as raccoons, bobcats, skunks, and
The time has come for these barbaric
contests to end. The
reasons are many:
Killing contests actually INCREASE the
populations that they falsely claim are being reduced.
This is how: There's a phenomenon called
and it works this way: when a population is suddenly reduced,
the remaining individuals have more food availability, are
consequently healthier and more fertile.
Births are increased and quickly fill the niches left
by the killing.
Lead from shot and bullets is concentrated
in the fields and forests and leach into the soil and aquifers
supplying water to wild animals and people as well.
Other animals that eat left over carcasses
are lead-poisoned, as reported by wildlife rehabilitators.
If pet dogs find the carcasses, they will also be
poisoned by ingesting lead bullets or shot.
It sends a bad message to young
participants that teaches that wild animals' lives are
worthless, and killing is fun.
While a few NYS legislators who may
participate in these contests, or represent those who do,
complain that a lifestyle is being imposed upon, we respond by
saying that our lives and the lives of wild animals have been
imposed upon for too many years by those who have little
regard for individual wild animals and even species.
It's high time for this activity to become illegal.
Such shocking disrespect for wild animals will no longer be
tolerated by the public and belongs in the dustbin of history.
Send your support and encouraging
Assembly Member Glick
Assembly Member Englebright (Chair of the
Encon Committee in the Assembly)
Senator Kaminsky (Chair of the Encon Committee in the Senate)
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