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The Wolf Army Newest Petition! Ban Animal Killing Contests! TAKE ACTION!


Animals  (tags: The Wolf Army, slaughter, ethics, cruelty, death, protection, habitat, environment, animalwelfare, animalcruelty, abused, killed, killing, law, investigation, humans, suffering )

Roxy
- 627 days ago - wolfarmy.net
We are starting a new initiative today. Animal killing contests only have one purpose - to kill as many animals in as short of a time as possible. We've been seeing these pop up more and more and it's time to put a stop to this brutal blood sport.



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Roxy H. (337)
Friday February 8, 2013, 3:52 pm

http://wolfarmy.net/petition/ban-animal-killing-contests/

We are starting a new initiative today. Animal killing contests only have one purpose - to kill as many animals in as short of a time as possible. We've been seeing these pop up more and more and it's time to put a stop to this brutal blood sport.

These contests are also unsafe for the general public with dozens of hunters shooting at as many animals as they can. They can also cause severe damage to the local ecosystem.

Show your support by signing our petition that is addressed to the US Senate and US House of Representatives. This petition is owned, operated, and hosted 100% by the Wolf Army so you can rest assured your personal information is safe and will not be sold to other third parties.
 

Roxy H. (337)
Friday February 8, 2013, 3:53 pm
Dear US House of Representative and US Senate;

We, the signed, believe that contests based on the killing of animals are unethical and unsafe for the general public as well as have no place in today’s society.

While these contests claim they are helping with population control, it has been shown in the past that mass killing does not help population control. M. Bekoff published a finding by G.E. Connolly in “Coyotes: biology, behavior, and management” that mass killing of coyotes resulted in larger and healthier litters and females becoming fertile younger. The publication also showed that coyotes could quickly bounce back in numbers even with 70% of their population was removed. G.E. Connonlly and W.M Longhurt also noted (in “The effects of control on coyote populations: a simulation model” from the University of California) even if 75% of the coyote population was killed every year for 50 years still would not have an effect on their population, diversity or range.

Hunting is also dangerous to non-hunters trying to enjoy the outdoors and many other animals, including endangered species. In just a few months, 8 critically endangered red wolves were killed and left for dead in North Carolina during coyote hunting.

These contests also force hunters to kill as many animals as possible in a short amount of time which can wreak havoc on pack structures and genetic diversity, each of which are critical to the species’ survival. Just take a look at the Florida panther, commonly being referred to as the “best documented extinction on record”, as proof at what the lack of genetic diversity can do to a species.
Also, every year there are countless reports of other victims including people, children, and pets. When you throw in multiple hunters trying to kill as many animals as they can these risks go up exponentially. The general public, which the majority of which are not hunters, should be able to enjoy the great outdoors without fear of them, their family, or their pet, being injured or killed by a stray hunter’s bullet or trap.

Recently, New Mexico state Representative Nathan “Nate” Cote introduced House Bill 316 which would ban animal killing contests in his state. We feel that a ban like this should be implemented nationwide and that this bill would be a good place to start when writing such a law.

Thank you for your time.
 

Angelika R. (142)
Friday February 8, 2013, 4:09 pm
Thank you, Angelika.

Your signature has been added.
That is like the drone strikes, the more are killed off, the more "enemies" will grow again-will they EVER get that?
 

Roxy H. (337)
Friday February 8, 2013, 4:14 pm
Plague....sickness... must destroy.... sad huh ...:(
 

NicoleAWAY W. (634)
Friday February 8, 2013, 4:46 pm
definitely signed and shared, thank you Roxy
 

Judy C. (108)
Friday February 8, 2013, 4:48 pm
Signed. Thanks Roxy.
 

Chris W. (91)
Friday February 8, 2013, 6:34 pm
TWA Signed Thanks Boss!
 

Terry V. (30)
Friday February 8, 2013, 6:59 pm
S&N THANKS
What kind of role models are these sick entities?
TEACH YOUR CHILDREN
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 12:42 am
Done, TU Roxy
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 1:02 am
already signed, thanks Roxy
 

Frans Badenhorst (552)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 1:50 am
....noted & signed (Thank you, Frans.
Your signature has been added.)

........always for the wolves Roxy - ♥
 

Andrea Nemec (217)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 1:58 am
Noted and signed! Thanks!
 

Christeen Anderson (522)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 3:13 am
Signed.
 

Debbie Williamson (270)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 8:04 am
N&S and tweeted
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 10:30 am
S&n thx:))
 

Barbara Erdman (63)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 11:12 am
N & S Roxy :-0 Thnx
 

Ann B. (140)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 7:25 pm
noted and signed - thanks Roxy
 

Gysele van Santen (213)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 9:08 pm
signed.
 

ellen m. (222)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 11:31 pm
Signed, tweeted and shared with utter disgust...
If it walks, crawls, flies or swims man will find a contest to kill it.
 

Bmr Reddy (8)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 11:40 pm
Noted
 

Victoria Pohrebna (264)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 12:20 am
Signed.
 

Devon Leonard (54)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 12:50 am
Very gladly signed!!!! thank you Roxy....
 

Veronique L. (213)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 3:04 am
Noted & so signed Roxy!
 

Ela V. (85)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 3:15 am
thanks for this, i noted & signed
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 3:29 am
Signed , Thanks Roxy .
 

Jarmila Bernathova (24)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 3:35 am
Your signature has been added., tx
 

Care member (1)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 3:36 am
Noted
 

Tanya W. (53)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 3:48 am
Noted and signed!!! Only sick people supposrt these killing fields.
 

Gabriele R. (29)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 4:16 am
signed,noted and shared even managed to write a polite personal message
 

katarzyna phillips (6)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 4:54 am
signed and noted
 

Danuta Watola (1207)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 5:16 am
noted
 

Joe R. (191)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 6:08 am
Thanks Roxy. Signed and noted.
 

Harshiita Sharma (138)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 6:13 am
done
 

Ellen G. (343)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 6:22 am
2 sigs
 

Michele Wilkinson (106)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 6:38 am
Noted and signed.
Thanks
 

Laurie S. (73)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 7:27 am
Thank you, laurie.
Your signature has been added
 

Boo D. (75)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 7:42 am
NS&S ! Thank you, Barbara.
Your signature has been added.
 

June M. (107)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 7:43 am
already signed thanks Roxy
 

Kay M. (351)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 8:56 am
done
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 8:59 am
Signed and noted, thank you for sharing with us :)
 

pirjo sundqvist (160)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 9:07 am
Would really be about time to put this kind of traditions in to the history...
 

Jeanette Nawroth (8)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 9:18 am
Signed
 

Debbie W. (116)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 9:37 am
Noted/Signed
 

Elaine Al Meqdad (227)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 9:56 am
S & N!
 

Amy E. (66)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 10:20 am
N/s
 

Natasha Salgado (546)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 11:04 am
Definitely done!!!
 

Michael M. (58)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 11:37 am
It's good that you allow us to sign without becoming facebooks!

Thanks!
 

Vicky P. (466)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 5:08 pm
noted and signed
 

Leslene Dunn (75)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 11:01 pm
Noted and signed - if only God would grant me the power to have a human killing contest - I guarantee you 99% of this population would not be on this planet! Wicked, evil bastard.
 

Wendy F. (43)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 11:28 am
Signed
 

Jan Garen (76)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 7:26 am
Yes an animal abuser killing contest would suit the situation very nicely. Animals will never be safe as long as these killing machines have free rein.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday February 17, 2013, 4:35 pm
N & S.
 
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