Stop St. Judes Raccoon Hunt Fundraiser!
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Stop St. Judes Raccoon Hunt Fundraiser!

    1. Matzo Ross
    2. Petition by

      Matzo Ross

      Coleman, WI

Raccoons will be hunted for a competition to raise money for St. Judes hospital. They will be treed using AKC coonhounds. Please put this to a stop! The Mothers, if killed, will leave behind their orphaned newborns, leaving them to starve in the brush.  St. Judes needs to stop accepting blood money, and find another way to fundraise! The Hospital denies injury of the raccoons, but we know what "Tree-ing" means: The coon hounds chase the raccoon up a tree, the hunter fires a round into the raccoons rear end, he falls to the ground, and the hunter allows the hounds to rip apart the raccoon....... This cannot happen next year. We need to Mobilize, Take this further than your internet screen, print this off, take it into the city tell all of your friends and family and tell them to spread the word. We need to be writing letters to the board of directors to the AKC and St. Judes. Explain to them that you will not give them anymore money if this continues.  How do you think the children on St. Judes would react if they knew this is how money was being raised? .. Tell everyone! Spead the word, and not just to "the choir" ... THIS NEEDS TO GO FURTHER THAN THE REHAB COMMUNITY !! .. Share it on all sorts of forums, make t-shirts... shout it out loud! THE COON HUNT NEEDS TO END! 

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    • Betsy Bailey PENNSBURG, PA
      • 6 months ago

      Killing innocent, noble wildlife as a fundraiser for children? It would break the children's hearts to know that their benefit was provided by "mean people doing mean things to animals". The paradox is sickening; children and animals? What happened to bakes sales and dinners and volunteer work? SO many ways to help children that will NOT cause carnage and heartbreak........please don't do this! It is SADISTIC!

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    • Mary Fuller CORTEZ, CO
      • 7 months ago

      I don't think that killing animals to raise money for sick children makes sense. If children were to see this barbaric event many would be sad, scared and sickened. How can you justify taking money from an event that would traumatize children?

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    • Cara Chase REDDING, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      This is horrible! I wrote to them last year, but didn't get a response. I won't donate to them, and every chance I get, I tell people not to. Its silly for them to say that no raccoons are hurt during a 'raccoon hunt'. A 'hunt' by definition would be for the purpose of killing the animal hunted.

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    • Joe Scott HALLS, TN
      • over 1 year ago

      No raccoon are ever harmed in this, or any kennel club hunt...PERIOD. Killing animals will get you forever barred from professional hunts, and in cases, arrested with charges. Scores are based on a point system, not a kill system. What some redneck does on their spare time has nothing to do with the St. Jude Hunt. Please go to AKC or other kennel club websites and read the rules and regulations. This is a wonderful hunt that has been held every year since 1976, and has raised 2.3 million dollars for the children with cancer. Thank you

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    • Joe Scott HALLS, TN
      • over 1 year ago

      No raccoon is ever harmed in this, or any kennel club hunt...PERIOD. Scores are based on a point system. Please go to AKC or other kennel club websites and read the rules and regulations. This is a wonderful hunt that has been held every year since 1976, and has raised 2.3 million dollars for the children with cancer. Thank you

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