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Tell NY- Stop Squirrel Slaughter Contest ! PLEASE SIGN ! !

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- 1968 days ago -
In the town of he town of Holley, New York, the fire department is holding it's 7th annual mass squirrel killing contest- The "Hazzard County Squirrel Slam" on February 15.

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. (0)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 2:04 pm
signed and commented on this stupidity.

Kit B (276)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 2:08 pm

Stupid people doing mean and stupid things. signed and tweeted.

LaurenBackSoon Kozen (173)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 2:14 pm
Noted & Signed. Thanks Cher.

Donna Hamilton (159)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 2:15 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks, Cher.

Ruth C (87)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 2:35 pm

Why would anyone want to kill little squirrels, they don't harm anyone, damn humans!!!

Erin R (181)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 2:40 pm
n & s

Elizabeth M (31)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 2:49 pm
Noted and signed, thanks!

Bartlomiej T (296)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 2:51 pm
Signed. Thank you

Julie E (405)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 2:51 pm
This is Frickin crazy! And after all the BS with kids and guns, ahhh!

Shane C (3)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 3:19 pm

Past Member (0)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 3:32 pm
WHAT??? " a Squirrel Slaughter Contest?????" WHAT ??? INSANE:-((((

done, TY Cher.

penny C (83)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 3:37 pm

pam w (139)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 3:47 pm
And I'll bet they have the TIME OF THEIR LIVES!


What a fine example for the kiddies!

naomi cohen (55)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 4:15 pm
WTF? sick, mentally ill bastards! signed!

Nicole W (646)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 4:22 pm
signed and shared, thank you Cher

Sandi C (98)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 4:32 pm

Past Member (0)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 4:39 pm
Thank you, Cher. I've signed!

Pat B (356)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 5:11 pm
Sick.!!! TY, Cher. Done.

Ruth M (235)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 5:30 pm
Signed & noted. This is just SICK great way to bring up children!!!!

Ellen G (325)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 5:41 pm

Kim O (396)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 6:09 pm
Signed for the squirrels! Thanks Cher, reminds me of your little cutie patootie!

Gina Caracci (219)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 6:09 pm
I have family in Holley..wth happened after I left NY???

divergent revolution (309)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 7:04 pm

Constance F (418)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 7:06 pm
Signed and shared. Thank you. Just great ! teach our children well, teach them to kill, teach them that animals are worthless. Freaking madness. grotesque blindness....arggghhhh!

Dana B (140)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 7:18 pm
signed, thank you

Laurie H (817)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 7:43 pm
Thanks Cher and Ruth---I cannot believe this sick and twisted mindset at all! What kind of example is this to send to youngsters. This honestly sickens me that this is going on yearly for 7 years-this really is sick. As a former New Yorker, I 'm ashamed to hear of this.~

Kirk Brown (0)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 8:13 pm
signed and shared to my environmental page at

Elizabeth Aldam (278)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 8:30 pm
signed and made a flaming comment too.-..

Christine Stewart (134)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 8:35 pm

Tamara Hayes (185)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 8:53 pm
Noted, signed, twittered and google shared. This is absolutely anathema to everything firefighters are supposed to stand for. What message do they think they are sending to children? That it is ok to kill small animals? wtf! I am so ashamed of humanity or should I say the lack of humanity.

Henriette Matthijssen (154)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 9:19 pm
Signed with a message! Thanks Cher, Ruth S for forwarding!

Robert O (12)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 9:29 pm
Signed. Thanks Cher!

Giana Peranio-paz (398)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 10:14 pm
Noted and signed. Sickening and maddening!

Gabriele R (26)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 10:23 pm
What a disgrace.Children should be told to respect live and not the opposite.

Veronica C (22)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 10:48 pm
I signed, but I can't even read it. Not with all the squirrel babies I have!

Victoria Pohrebna (279)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 12:09 am
Victoria, You signed on January 27, 2013.

Gysele van Santen (213)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 12:23 am

Intan Surya Dawood (3)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 1:04 am
Noted and signed.

Michele Wilkinson (106)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 2:06 am
Noted and signed.

Sunday January 27, 2013, 3:15 am
Gladly done...
Thank you!

Danuta W (1250)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 3:29 am

Veronique L (209)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 4:05 am
Signed! This is appalling

Carol Bischoff (409)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 4:24 am
signed and noted.

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 4:40 am

Joe R (190)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 5:06 am

Ioana M (72)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 5:14 am
That is so wrong and retarded :(

Dorota Wisniewska (17)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 5:43 am
signed and shared

Jim Phillips (3257)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 5:44 am
Petition signed.

Cancel the "Hazzard County Squirrel Slam" on February 15 in Holley, N. Y. forever.

Ty, Cher.

Daniel Partlow (179)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 6:45 am
S&N Why be so cruel?

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 6:53 am
Olivia, You signed on January 27, 2013.
Your signature has been delivered to:
Mayor John W. Kenney, Jr.

Unnikrishnan Sasidharan (44)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 7:14 am

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 7:57 am
S&n thx:))

. (0)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 9:08 am
signed and noted

jules r (7)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 9:11 am
noted and already signed

Amy E (66)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 9:54 am

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 9:58 am
Armand, You signed on January 27, 2013.
Your signature has been delivered to:
Mayor John W. Kenney, Jr.

Valerie H (133)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 10:23 am
Thank you, signed

Sara P (54)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 10:49 am
Signed, thanks a lot Cher.

Gloria picchetti (304)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 10:57 am
They are out of their minds insane idiots! Signed.

. (0)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 11:00 am
done. My God-what is left to kill? On top of this madness-encouraging children to engage in this horrendous slaughter with guns no less. Great message to send out.

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 11:03 am
Noted and signed. Just what we need, teaching children to kill. Note my extreme sarcasm here. Thanks so much, Cher.

Sun c (95)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 11:48 am
This has got to be a sick horror movie about some horrible people promoting senseless killings and violence. Signed petition, those participating and looking forward to this contest are mental, I am glad I do not live there. I hope all of the guns backfire and explodes in their faces and their trigger finger falls off.

Sara Williams (8)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 12:19 pm

Lisa Neste (207)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 12:33 pm
Lisa, You signed on January 27, 2013.
Your signature has been delivered to:
Mayor John W. Kenney, Jr.
You gotta be kidding me right???
Real fine example to set!!!!

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 12:51 pm
I could not believe it when i read this that they are giving guns to children to go out and kill and be cruel to animals at the same time What kind of sick pastime is this They make it sound like a ball game There is something seriously wrong with the society in NY if they promote contests like this Who runs this contest the leader of the NRA!


Sunday January 27, 2013, 1:05 pm
Signed & Noted. Could not believe this neither when I first read it, no wonder the US has such a gun problem. Thanks Cher

Ann P (17)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 1:21 pm
Noted and signed. Why does man put himself above God and decide who can live and who dies. Evil morons. L♡ve ☮ Peace.

michelle t (41)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 1:27 pm
Karma to these uncivilised bastards.An eye for an eye

aj E (164)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 1:51 pm

Michela M (3964)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 2:00 pm


Karen B (8)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 2:08 pm

Sheila S (50)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 2:18 pm
While I was in college (many moons ago!) I performed a social work practicum with Native Americans in NM. I developed a great respect for people who hunt for food and not for sport, who can provide for a family through the winter and will gladly share - in thankfulness, what they have acquired in this manner. Unless the town of Holley, NY intends to live on squirrel stew for the remainder of the season, they should all cap the guns and go home!

mar l ene dinkins (264)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 2:18 pm
notato E` firmato!!!!

Elizabeth Hernandez (17)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 2:23 pm
Signed and share

Natalie V (27)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 2:44 pm
noted, already signed

Sunday January 27, 2013, 2:57 pm
Action completed. Have they completely lost their minds? Incomprehensible. Thank you Cher!

Yulan Lawson (156)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 2:59 pm
Noted and signed. Found via Facebook,

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 3:22 pm
very happy to sign this, thanks for bringing it to our attention, must be stopped.

Judy C (97)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 3:44 pm
Signed. thanks Cher.

Ann B (60)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 3:59 pm
noted and signed

Lydia Weissmuller Price (181)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 4:18 pm
I don't even want to live on this planet anymore.

Esther Z (94)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 4:44 pm
Noted and signed. I had to read the story caption several times to really believe what I was reading. I still can't believe it! For firefighters to hold this torture fest, slamming these beautiful animals for entertainment, AND to expose children to this senseless massacre! Sigh....I just keep shaking my head.....

Yamila Miranda (2)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 5:10 pm
signed & shared

Beatriz Blauth (36)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 5:15 pm
with a few exceptions, I'm sadly coming to hate humans every day a little more. Signed, and hope it helps.

Diane K (134)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 5:18 pm
This definitely is not child's play. Guns are not in good hands with any of these people.
Not to mention that they're trying to kill these animals in large numbers.

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 6:22 pm
People find infinite ways to turn this gem of a planet into hell

Ellen m (215)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 6:36 pm
This madness tarnishes the reputation of all our first responders..
And including children, who look up to them is disgusting and a betrayal IMHO.
Signed, tweeted and shared with hopes we can stop this

Margaret C (10)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 7:41 pm
signed and commented. And when some of these kids becomes murderers, they can just say that they did it because the firemen said it was okay to kill. From animals to humans, that's the way it goes, maybe one of those kids will knock off one of those idiot firemen who made it okay to kill. SQUIRRELS?! Really?! They don't hurt anyone, my daughter and I saved 3 baby squirrels that were in the street from getting killed and took them to a shelter, I guess that was a waste of time since we are going to have these nuts out there killing them anyway! Oh, makes me so sick!

James Merit (144)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 7:54 pm
Done!!! Whats with people, and teaching children this is OK??? Tragic...

Ingrid A (524)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 8:48 pm
Its done.

Paige McMillan (0)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 9:03 pm
signed! Thank you

Nancy Black (308)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 9:18 pm
Noted, tweeted, tweeted, tweeted, shared and signed. Think about it, a golden opportunity for Daddies to teach their children the joy of killing and the pleasure of having the power and control of life and death. Anyone with a lick of sense knows that serial killers start out with animals and then work their way up the food chain. Great Parenting, huh?

mariangela m (154)
Monday January 28, 2013, 12:26 am
UNBELIEVABLE!!!!! Haven't they got laws on animal abuse in the USA?? I thought they were a civilized country but it seems I am terribly wrong.

Fran F (118)
Monday January 28, 2013, 12:31 am
Thanks, Cher, noted and signed. This bloodbath and the horrible and pathetic example is sets for children must be stopped!

Julia R (296)
Monday January 28, 2013, 1:09 am
Absolutely despicable! This is a fire dept. that holds this horrific event! And then we wonder why we have children that grow up to be very disturbed adults and commit mass shootings humans and it's because they have never learned the sanctity of all life! To have young and impressionable minds inflict such pain, injury, and death on any living being is what causes many of these kids to grow up and become twisted adults and commit these mass shootings at schools like Sandy Hook Elementary. If we don't teach our children to respect animals and encourage animal cruelty then they aren't going to respect human life either!

"It seems to me of great importance to teach children respect for life." -Eleanor Roosevelt
The squirrel that you kill in jest, dies in earnest.
- Henry David Thoreau


Past Member (0)
Monday January 28, 2013, 6:01 am
Signed. Squirrels bring so much joy and have such great personalities when you stop to watch them. What is puzzling is how can other parts of the country have a Squirrel Appreciation Day (see here: ) and then turn around in other parts and do this! Please Sign.

Kimberly B (89)
Monday January 28, 2013, 6:05 am
This makes me sick! When will adults stop teaching children to kill? Signed, shared and noted. Thank you Cher.

Teresa Cowley (274)
Monday January 28, 2013, 8:10 am
Noted and signed--thanks Cher for posting and Philip for forwarding.
Tweeted and shared on fb.

Elizabeth O (94)
Monday January 28, 2013, 8:15 am

Farah Hage Ali (153)
Monday January 28, 2013, 8:38 am
noted and signed, thank you

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Monday January 28, 2013, 10:23 am

christine s (340)
Monday January 28, 2013, 2:37 pm
In England thy used to pin the tails of the suirrel onto the tree trunks as trophies ,I'm not sure if they till do it. Sick and disgusting.

Carol H (229)
Monday January 28, 2013, 4:00 pm
these people are just sick!!! signed for sure!!

Alison A (244)
Monday January 28, 2013, 4:47 pm
Signed and noted, thanks Cher.

Arild Gone for now (174)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 3:12 am
Signed,TY Cher.

Süheyla C (234)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 7:47 am

Elsie Au (259)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 8:44 am
Disgusting! Signed, thanks.

Julie P (54)
Saturday February 2, 2013, 8:08 am
Thank for posting, Cher.

Yvonne F (181)
Monday February 18, 2013, 6:33 am
They are so lovely!! Thanks Cher

Beth M (138)
Monday February 25, 2013, 2:18 pm

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