Fire Dept. of Holley, New York: Stop the mass slaughter of squirrels: Call off Squirrel Slam on Feb.16th
  • Petitioned John Kenney, Jr.

This petition was delivered to:

John Kenney, Jr.
Member Board of Trustees
Ross Gaylord
Member of Board of Trustees
David Dill
Member of Board of Trustees
Lewis Passarell
Member of Board of Trustees
Donald Penna
Secretary of Planning Board
Theresa Fischette (585-638-6110)
Chairman of Planning Board
Brian Sorochty (585-638-6367)
Member of Planning Board
Ted Brockhuizen (585-638-6367)
Member Planning Board
Lori Passarell (585-638-6367)
Chief Pete Hendrickson
Holley Fire Department/
Orleans County Tourism
Clerk's office
Deputy clerk
New York Governor

Fire Dept. of Holley, New York: Stop the mass slaughter of squirrels: Call off Squirrel Slam on Feb.16th

    1. Julie Gallagher
    2. Petition by

      Julie Gallagher

      Austin, TX

The world has just witnessed the innocent killing of school children in Connecticut. Allowing this senseless slaugher of squirrels teaches children that it's acceptable to KILL! Shame on you, Mayor Kenney, and Holley Fire Department for allowing this disgraceful activity! 

A Fire Department is supposed to SAVE lives not participate in mass slaughter! Fire Chief Hendrickson, did you not take an oath to protect lives?

MAYOR John Kenney.... how can you allow this inhumane slaughter on your watch! 

Why are you teaching your children to kill small animals?  Why not teach love and compassion instead? Teach them how to feed and nurture the animals. Teach them to protect little creatures!  You have the authority to end this cruelty.... YOU can be known as the MAYOR THAT SAVED THE SQUIRRELS OF HOLLEY! 




The future generations depend on you...  PLEASE for your children's sake,



John Kenney, Jr., Mayor
Ross Gaylord, Member Board of Trustees
David Dill, Member of Board of Trustees
Lewis Passarell, Member of Board of Trustees
Donald Penna, Member of Board of Trustees
Theresa Fischette (585-638-6110), Secretary of Planning Board
Brian Sorochty (585-638-6367), Chairman of Planning Board
Ted Brockhuizen (585-638-6367), Member of Planning Board
Lori Passarell (585-638-6367), Member Planning Board
Holley Fire Department/, Chief Pete Hendrickson
Orleans County Tourism
Clerk's office
Deputy clerk
New York Governor
Stop the mass slaughter of squirrels: Call off Squirrel Slam on Feb.16th

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Recent signatures


    1. Reached 9,000 signatures
    2. City and State NY

      Julie Gallagher
      Petition Organizer
      Youth squirrel hunt draws ire from state senator

      Ted Nugent would be proud. Western New Yorkers of all ages will be able to hunt and kill wild squirrels with shotguns and semi-automatic rifles for sport next Saturday-and it's all perfectly legal. The squirrel shoot, titled the "Seventh Annual Hazzard County Squirrel Slam," is a fund-raiser for the volunteer fire department of Holley, a village of less than 2,000 people just outside of Rochester.

    3. North Country Gazette

      Julie Gallagher
      Petition Organizer
      State Sen. To Weigh In On Holley Fire Squirrel Slam

      ALBANY-New York State Sen. Tony Avella will host a press conference in Albany on Monday, Feb. 11 at the Capitol's Legislative Office Building in Albany on the subject of the squirrel-killing contest scheduled on Feb. 16 by the Holley Fire Department in western New York.

    4. Press conference FEB. 11th @ NY Capitol!

      Julie Gallagher
      Petition Organizer

      ALERT: NY State Senator Tony Avella is holding a press conference with Friends of Animals at the NY Capitol, in Albany, on Monday, February 11th, 12:30pm to speak out against the Holley "Squirrel Slam" mass squirrel-killing contest in which children & adults are awarded cash & gun prizes for killing the heaviest squirrels--organized as a fundraiser for the Holley Fire Department. Press Conference will be held in the LCA Press Room, Room 130 of the Legislative Office Building--198 State Street, Albany, NY 12210. Please join us if you can.

    5. Reached 8,000 signatures
    6. Update on WIVB-TV Orleans County

      Julie Gallagher
      Petition Organizer
      Squirrel hunting event angers activists |

      HOLLEY, N.Y. (WIVB) - A sporting event that features shooting live squirrels will raise money for a fire department in Orleans County, but some say it's barbaric and the event has raised the ire of animal lovers around the world.

    7. Update on WHEC-TV Rochester, NY

      Julie Gallagher
      Petition Organizer
      "Squirrel Slam"causing concerns |

      Posted at: 01/30/2013 5:50 PM By: Joangel Concepcion | The Holley Fire Department calls it the "Squirrel Slam". Some of its rules has many people slamming the event. Some say the event sponsored by the Holley Fire Department is cruel. Several squirrels will be shot and killed on February 16 and it's not just adults participating.

    8. Reached 7,000 signatures
    9. Governors of NY and Conn. have been notified.

      Julie Gallagher
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you all for your courage to take steps to create a peaceful planet. Please continue to send your emails to these state officials and sharing this petition with your friends. Here is a post in the examiner:

      New York Firefighters sponsor 7th annual squirrel kill

      Penny Tilton,Kansas City Animal Advocacy Examiner Devoted animal rights advocate Penny (Jc) Tilton, has been spreading the truth since 2004. Her first stepping stone for distributing the word began with the popular trend Myspace, which in turn shifted to Facebook. In these times she diligently informed the world of the horror that befalls our...

    10. Reached 2,500 signatures
    11. Reached 1,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Elsie Christy JACKSONVILLE, FL
      • 9 months ago

      Squirrels are wonderful creatures. Wholesale murder of these animals is a crime against nature.

    • Alice Casella CAPE CORAL, FL
      • 9 months ago

      It's sick!!! Children should not be killing anything. Crime is so high in the US. Stop teaching children to kill.... What did a squirrel ever do to anyone???

    • Michele Carrion PATUXENT RIVER, MD
      • 9 months ago

      We should be protectors of animals, not murderers. It is wrong to teach children that violence is the answer to any problem.

    • Theresa Williams NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV
      • 9 months ago

      Teaching the killing of squirrels to children is just wrong. All animals deserve a chance to live. Humanely trap them and set them loose in another area. Children need to be taught to value life and not death.

      • 9 months ago

      This is unacceptable. I love squirrels they are such sweet creatures. Stop this now!! Squirrel Slam? How sick and barbaric!


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