Austin Against Animal Cruelty
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Cancel The Hog Killing Event At Fantastic Fest!
On September 23, 2015 Fantastic Fest is hosting their invitation-only Helicopter Hog Hunt - where 5 attendees will shoot wild hogs from a helicopter with semi-automatic rifles somewhere in Central Texas. These animals will likely suffer excruciatingly painful injuries and slow death since the participants will be shooting from a moving helicopter that will not guarantee an accurate shot or a quick death. This is cruel, barbaric and unnecessary, and an embarrassment to our animal-loving city. Tell Tim League (owner of Alamo Drafthouse) and founder of Fantastic Fest that you have loved and supported Alamo Drafthouse and Fantastic Fest for many years but this is animal cruelty and you will not support the Alamo Drafthouse unless this is canceled. Excerpts from the invitation: "On Wednesday, September 23rd -- the day before Fantastic Fest 2015 officially kicks off -- Tim League's goin' a-huntin'... and you're invited to join." "… we're gonna arm you with a semi-automatic assault rifles, put you in a helicopter and let you dust all the hogs you can from up on high in an awe-inspiring airborne attack. These aren't stocked farms or ranches, either; these are serious problem pigs that need to get real gone real quick." "As you can imagine, it ain't cheap to fly around in a whirlybird, shooting guns at pigs, but it sure is a helluva lotta fun, and do you really think you'll ever get the chance to do this again? Plus, the hogs you kill will be the main course at the Fantastic Fest 2015 closing night party! How about THAT for braggin' rights?!" Please sign this petition to ask Tim League to cancel this event. We need to act quickly since this event is happening September 23rd, 2015, so please share, Tweet, and post this petition right now to let everyone know about this event and why it must be stopped. Here are different ways you can share this petition with friends: Twitter: @timalamo @fantasticfest @drafthouseFB: https://www.facebook.com/ fantasticfest?hc_location=ufi Thank you.