Petition: Chilling Results Revealed from Investigation into Wildlife Killing Contest in Texas

Petition: Chilling Results Revealed from Investigation into Wildlife Killing Contest in Texas



The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) released information about an undercover investigation into a wildlife contest in Texas.

are horrible events in which people, including children, are incentivized to hunt and kill wild animals for cash and prizes. The results are chilling.

 

Texas is thought to have the highest number of of any state.

Investigations showed participants gathering at the De Leon Pharmacy and Sporting Goods’ Varmint Hunt #1 to weigh killed animals including bobcats, coyotes, foxes, and raccoons.

Over 60 animals were killed over the 21-hour contest. The winner is determined by the person that brings in the most animals. Their prize? Payout of each person’s $200 entry fee.

make a cruel game of slaughtering animals and have no place in Texas,” said Lauren Loney, Texas state director for the Humane Society of the United States.

“The horrific of native animals for cash and prizes is a far cry from traditional ethics. We need our state policymakers to make Texas the next state to ban this cruel practice.”

Killing contest competitors unload and weigh the bobcats, coyotes, fox, and raccoons they killed for the contest. January 24, 2021. credit: HSUS
contest competitors unload and weigh the bobcats, coyotes, fox, and raccoons they killed for the contest. January 24, 2021. credit: HSUS

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This article was first published by OneGreenPlanet on 12 February 2021. Lead Image Source: Image Courtesy of the HSUS.


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