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Sep 13, 2011
Focus: Animal Welfare
Action Request: Petition
Location: United States

Texas Governor Rick Perry recently signed a new law giving licensed hunters the right to shoot feral pigs and coyotes from helicopters, using semiautomatic rifles. The "pork chopper bill" went into effect September 1, 2011, enabling hunters to shoot these animals from the sky after taking safety classes and securing rights from landowners. While it's true that pigs and coyotes cause property and wildlife damage, shooting them from the sky is an inhumane way to control these intelligent animals. Aerial hunting is likely to cause much pain and suffering, as pigs and coyotes targeted from the sky are more likely to be wounded than killed. More humane solutions to the problem include tightening laws on hog transportation and release, both practices perpetuated by hunters. Aerial hunting is not the answer. Please ask Gov. Perry to reconsider the new law in favor of more humane control methods. Sign the petition here:

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Posted: Sep 13, 2011 12:49pm


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