Stop Murdering Animals for Fun

Target: Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives

Goal: Severely restrict wildlife killing contests throughout public lands in the U.S.

Wildlife killing contests are organized events during which people compete against one another to see who can kill the most or largest animals in a specified amount of time. Each year these competitions, also referred to as tournaments, result in the deaths of thousands of coyotes, wolves, bobcats, foxes, raccoons, and other wildlife. Many of these animals aren’t protected by U.S. legislation, and can often be killed in unlimited numbers. The removal of these important native species is not only saddening, but it also has devastating effects on the natural ecosystems which these, typically carnivorous, animals help to maintain. After the event has finished and the prize is won, animal carcasses are discarded as they are no longer useful to participants.

Competitors violate many fundamental aspects of hunting codes of conduct, and hunters lure animals to them using cruel methods. One particularly disturbing technique is the use of electronic calling devices that are meant to tempt foxes and coyotes into rifle range. These devices, which mimic the sounds of prey species or of a fox or coyote in distress, prey on the empathetic bonds these intelligent, social animals develop towards one another. These canids will typically move in the direction of the sound, eager to help a peer in need, and end up getting shot to death instead.

A new bill has been introduced to the House of Representatives this year that could change all of this. H.R.7398, the Prohibit Wildlife Killing Contests Act of 2022, would prevent organizing, sponsoring, conducting, or participating in these types of wildlife killing contests on public lands throughout the U.S. It would also require that federal land managers, for instance the Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and U.S. Forest Service, enact regulations that would eliminate these contests within a year.

These wasteful, unnecessary killing competitions have already been banned in several states, including Arizona, California, Colorado, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Mexico, Vermont, and Washington, who prohibit these events on state lands within their borders. Now, it is the rest of the U.S.’s turn. Sign this petition to end wildlife killing contests on public land in every state.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Representative Pelosi,

Wildlife killing contests are an extreme display of human greed and wastefulness. Thousands of beautiful coyotes, wolves, bobcats, prairie dogs, raccoons, mountain lions, foxes, and other wildlife are senselessly murdered in such contests each year, all for a small cash prize or bragging rights. After the contests, animals’ carcasses are discarded, thrown into landfills or left to rot. Competitors use inhumane methods to lure and trap animals, including the sounding of electronic calling devices that play recordings of animals in distress to attract foxes and coyotes. These intelligent animals capable of forming close bonds with peers falsely believe they are going to save a friend, and instead find themselves caught in a crossfire, forced to run for their lives.

Bill H.R.7398, the Prohibit Wildlife Killing Contests Act of 2022, has recently been introduced to the House of Representatives. If this bill passes, the organizing, sponsoring, conducting, or participating in these types of wildlife killing contests on public land would be prohibited. Several states across the U.S, such as Arizona, California, Colorado, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Mexico, Vermont, and Washington, already prohibit these ruthless killing competitions on state territories within their borders.

We are now asking you, Ms. Pelosi, to end these competitions on all federal lands across the U.S.. These cruel competitions have no place in modern society.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Will Parson/Chesapeake Bay Program


81 Comments

  1. Raymond Stevens says:

    The filthy scum that do this to animals for fun are sick assholes and should get the same end.

    • Joann Louise Reif says:

      Nancy you can’t let keep happening you have toput a STOP TO ALL OF THE B.S THAT ARE MURDERING THESE BEAUTIFUL ANIMALS AND LIKE IT’S ANIMALS ARE NOT OURS TO KILL OR DON’T YOU BELIEVE IN GOD????????

    • Raymond Stevens. – I definately agree with your comment.
      “The filthy scum that do this to innocent and helpless animals for fun are sick assholes and should get the same end”.

      Eradication from our planet of these vile and evil psychopathic animal torturing murdering monsters on
      our Planet.Death to all animal torturers and animal murderers immediately. Good riddance to the filth on our Planet Earth.

  2. Gerald Ryan says:

    How many goddamm petitions do we have to sign before those who have the power to stop this depravity DO SOMETHING!!!!

  3. Paula Banks says:

    My petitions have always been auto-filled for me. Suddenly no more. Please reinstate this for me.
    Thank you very much – and for all you do.

  4. Stephanie Wood says:

    Every day I ask myself: why are some humans such total assholes?

  5. Patricia Leigh Wicker says:

    OMG!!!! HUMANS ARE SO EVIL!!! NANCY! PLEASE DO SOMETHING TO STOP THIS!!!!!!!

  6. Julia Edinger says:

    Pelosi and rest of those worthless heartless being up there,,,,don’t care about Gods innocent animals!!!! They are in it all for themselves and what they get out of it!!!!

  7. What the hell is wrong with these SPINELESS, EVIL, PATHERTIC EXCUSES FOR HUMANS…..JUST WHAT?!
    Easy to hurt and kill animals isnt it, but too hard for you to realise the pain and suffering YOU INFLICT on them and their families.
    I would NEVER, EVER want your Karma, its all yours as you are making it. Dont believe in it? Doesnt matter, it has YOU by the neck and you will be repaid you foolish, ignorant sad excuses for humans. YOU ARE TRULY DISGUSTING ON ALL LEVELS.

  8. THIS IS THE MOST DEPRAVED, DISPICABLE FORM OF SO CALLED FUN I HAVE EVER HEARD OF!!!!

    Step up Nancy Pelosi & put an END to this disgusting killing contest in these United States!! Never mind about pointless visits to Asia, they have NO regard for animals…

  9. When the hell is our government going to stand up for animals in this country? We’re still waiting for the big cat safety act to be passed in the Senate! We’re waiting for so many things to be passed in the Senate because of asshole republicans! Animal Welfare in this country is Despicable and we’re supposed to be the most civilized country on the planet! That shit is a joke! Animal welfare needs to be regulated by the federal government and not left up to these pitiful laws in the states especially down south. Sickens me that I have to sign these petitions every day of my life when I go online to see the abuse and the cruelty that is imposed on Animals by useless pieces of shit human beings.

  10. Does anyone here think that Pelosi is going to do one thing to help out these defenseless animals. Hell, no she’s not. She’s too interested in building up her bankroll. She’s already worth over a hundred million dollars and I would bet a lot of money that she hasn’t spent one penny on helping out any animals. I hope she has all her money put in her casket when she dies and let her find out how much that money is going to help her on the other side. I think she’s already over 80 years old. I guess she thinks she’s going to live forever on this earth. She should try and do some good with her money but I will bet she won’t. I will also bet money that she won’t sign this Bill to stop the slaughter of innocent animals.

  11. Put a stop to this despicable torture on beautiful, helpless, innocent animals. These idiots find this amusing need lobotomies, maybe that will help stop these scum. They can spend time carving wood pieces for excitement.

  12. The only good hunter is a dead hunter. Hunt the hunters!

  13. Jaime Perez says:

    This is disgusting and appalling! There are some sick people out there who don’t deserve to be in society. These people think it’s ok to murder innocent animals for fun and sport. This has got to stop now!!

  14. Raynesha McGhee-Reed says:

    Somebody do something 2 this Sadistic POS!!!!

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