Petition: Ban Animal Killing Contests!

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Hunters who kill animals for sport don’t see animals as sentient creatures who want to live. They find it amusing to hurt and kill animals just because they can and they take pride in their ‘skills’ to do so.

They even make competitions and games out of it. In South Dakota, the Nest Predator Bounty Program encourages children to kill raccoons, skunks, opossums, , and red foxes.

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They are incentivized by being offered 10 dollars for each tail of an animal that they turn in. Therefore, children are not only being taught to kill for fun and profit, but to mutilate and disrespect wildlife as well.

In New Jersey, there’s also a squirrel hunt that teaches children to kill and skin squirrels. In British Columbia in Canada, there are animal contests in which competitors gain points for every animal they kill and in the end the people with the most points win money. The Creston Valley Rod & Gun Club hosts the Predator Tournament which is open to all ‘sportsmen,’ also known as killers.

The ‘target predators‘ of the Predator Tournament in order of point value from least to most are raccoons, coyotes, cougars, and . The fact that these animals’ lives are diminished to a point system is sad and disgusting. Another sickening contest in BC is called ‘Wolf-Whacking,’ for which a bounty of $500 is offered for every wolf killed.

Apex predators keep the ecosystem balanced and coexistence is necessary. Killing them is not necessary and should most certainly not be a game. Minister Doug Donaldson of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations, and Rural Development (FLNRO) says he does not “condone” the contests but allows them to continue because they’re legal. Sign this to urge Minister Donaldson to ban these contests!

This article was first published by OneGreenPlanet on 7 July 2019.


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Isabelle Fernandès


France Christiane


Michèle Lebourg


Jadranka Stankovic

Đubre poremećeni umno

Gerardo Francisco Nunez Sanchez


Lynn F Ciappenelli

Bunch of idiots looking to be macho men. People suck!!!!

Heather Coloccia

Where’s this? Messed up l hate hunter’s their evil men and/or women.

Viorica Regep


De Biquette


Debra Sommerfeld


Marilyn Luciano Gonzalez


Barbara G Baggs


Alison Moanique

ban them all

Suzy Devaux


Chris Hernandez


Laraine Cooper

Scum of the earth shoot you leave the inacent animals alone

Sylvie Beclard


Dominique Benoit-Girard


Bernadette Gustin


Isabelle Fernandès

70,125 SUPPORTEURS 75 000 BUT Les loups, les couguars, les coyotes et les ratons laveurs de la Colombie-Britannique ont un prix à payer. Au « Tournoi des prédateurs », parrainé par le club de tir et de chasse de Creston Valley , vous obtiendrez un point si vous attrapez un raton laveur. deux points pour un coyote; et pour un couguar ou un loup, vous obtenez un énorme 3 points. La personne qui tue le plus d’animaux et obtient le plus de points remporte une grosse somme d’argent. Malheureusement, il ne s’agit que de l’une des trois compétitions animales en… Read more »

Margaret Spiegel Mitchell


Marie-anna Ultsch

da wird’s aber Zeit…get

Sheila Dunleavy


Marilou Salvador Villanueva

Evil hunter..hope you die..die..die..

Linus Roberts

Best news is hunting accident

Michèle Haudebourg

Already signed and shared petition.

Lois Carol Wessels


Karen Lyons Kalmenson

Another disgusting example of humans cruel and stupid

Helen Smith


Judy Wilmarth