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Supporters

There are so many other more humane alternatives to "putting an animal out of its misery" than to shoot them. Injured animals who cannot flee are being taken to a target range to be disposed of. Think about if your animal got lost and was injured. Would you want them being traumatized by trying to flee gunshots and seeing other animals die? This is beyond cruel and our companion animals deserve better. Surely local veterinarians would rather help with euthanasia than allow this to happen. Merced Police and local animal groups MUST work together on this. Please sign and share this petition to send your message about this disgusting and barbaric practice.

Here is a link to the article for more information:

http://thelibertarianrepublic.com/cops-taking-wounded-animals-gun-range-shooting-target-practice/

Letter to
Merced, CA Police Department Office of the Chief
Merced, CA Police Department Public Information Officer
It has come to our attention that your police dept has been taking Injured animals who cannot flee to a target range to be disposed of. This is shocking and uneccessary. There are so many other more humane alternatives to "putting an animal out of its misery" than to shoot them. Think about if your animal got lost and was injured. Would you want them being traumatized by trying to flee gunshots and seeing other animals die? This is beyond cruel and our companion animals deserve better. Surely local veterinarians and/or animal control would rather help with euthanasia than allow this to happen. Merced Police and local animal groups MUST work together on this. STOP using injured animals for target practice!!