Help end wildlife killing contests in Massachusetts
Wildlife killing contests are occurring across the country – including here in Massachusetts. In these cruel and unsporting events, participants compete for cash and prizes for killing the heaviest, largest, or most coyotes, foxes, bobcats, squirrels, even groundhogs and other animals. Once the prizes are awarded and the celebratory dinner is over, contest participants often toss away the bodies of the animals as if they are trash.
You can take steps to end these gruesome spectacles by advocating for a municipal bylaw to ban wildlife killing contests in your city or town. HSUS' toolkit, "Wildlife Killing Contests: A guide to ending the blood sport in your community," provides detailed steps, background, expert statements, talking points, and sample letters to media and public officials to help get you started.