Most protests that go on are usually in a big city USA and sense I live in what is call way out there in the country I never get to participate in the protests that go on about my animal friends domestic or wild . Anyone that has ever took a peek into this blog knows I love my fur friends. I always take to the internet to fight the many battles for animals. Not today, today I participated in a protest in Holly , NY that is a couple counties over from me. The Protest against what is called the Squirrel Slam. The Holly Fire Dept has a contest every year to raise funds by the killing of innocent squirrels. Friends of Animals.org offered the Holly Fire Dept money not to go on with the contest and it was more money than they would have made on the contest and they turned it down That in it self is bad enough but to add to it the contest let 12 years old and up participate in this contest/fundraiser of killing of small animals. I see this as a problem especially with the children being taught it is ok to kill a sentient being. It desensitizes the children . Then they grow up and society has to deal with them. Then they reward them with a prize for killing . No good can come out of this or this Or this Those squirrels are the reason I chose to protest as they have every right to live as we d0I enjoy wildlife and I don’t want it to be killed off because of a contest/fundraiser. NY Residents: Find your legislators and ask them to support the bills that will ban animal-killing contests in NY :http://openstates.org/find_your_legislator/. I put why I Protested and posted pictures of the end result of this contest Dead Squirrels. Now I will post of what we did as protesters.
Edita of Friends of Animal.org given the Fire Chef petiton to stop the squirrel Slam Contest.
The protesters that are protesting the protesters
Please take the time to let your Legislators know that animal killing contests should be no more.
Will I ever protest again you bet as long as I can get there I will always try to help my animal friends.