End Wildlife Killing Contests in Minnesota

End Wildlife Killing Contests in Minnesota

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Joe Hunt started this petition to Senator Amy Klobuchar and

Wildlife killing contests take place throughout the United States. These contests put cash prizes on Coyote, Lynx, Bobcat, Wolves, Fox, Skunk, and other predators. Contests can be held by weight, amount of predators bagged or largest predator killed within a given amount of time, with teams hauling in truckloads of animals for the count. These contests operate largely under the radar in Minnesota, knowing that public support would be virtually nonexistent. 

Wildlife Killing contests are not hunting: they are barbaric practices that promote mass killing of species by any and all means, from baiting and trapping, shooting, and poisons, to running animals down in vehicles. Many of these events will justify the behavior as a form of population control, but experts have largely disputed this claim stating that Wildlife Killing Contests hold no ecological value. 

Contests like this are unregulated with no real set rules or limits, and hold no place in Minnesotas traditionally sportsman-like outdoor recreation. With many states choosing to outlaw these grosume contests, Minnesota can be the next to do so with your help. Be a friend to our natural predators, and sign the petition to introduce legislation to end Wildlife Killing Contests in the Land of 10,000 lakes. 

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