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Governors of the United States

Many rural areas in the USA organize "killing contests" in which participants are encouraged to kill the most animals possible to earn prizes. Most frequently, these contests will be organized around killing "vermin", animals that are considered nuisances or pests for awards and prizes. However, despite the frequent labeling of these animals as "vermin", they are actually crucial to the natural ecosystem and include coyotes, wolves, foxes, moles, groundhogs, and other innocent animals.

The killing contests are organized for fun and feature the slaughtering of animals without any attempt to use the animals' carcasses for food or hides. Many times, the animals will be left out to rot.

These killing contests are cruel and unnecessary. We cannot allow people to slaughter animals for no other purpose than winning a contest. Please put an end to this cruelty now.

Signed,

Stop Animal Cruelty

This petition closed 29 days ago

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Throughout the US, people are engaging in "killing contests" of innocent wild animals for awards and prizes. Most often, animals killed in these contests are left out to rot or taken as trophies....

Throughout the US, people are engaging in "killing contests" of innocent wild animals for awards and prizes. Most often, animals killed in these contests are left out to rot or taken as trophies. Put an end to this cruel practice now.

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