By Lillyth1880 |
Posted January 26, 2013 | Holley, New York
The non for profit group Hand4Paws has uploaded an online petition to
change.org calling for action from Mayor John W. Kenney, Jr to stop the
massacre of innocent squirrels and the promotion of gun use amongst the
young citizens of the town of Holley.
recently posted on their website an event that calls for people to register
in the adult and the youth category of the event.
It is a sadistic
form of entertainment that is sponsored by the Holley Fire Department.
Although it is stated that this event follows all the hunting Rules by the
state of the New York, it does not mean that just because it is legal, that
it is morally right and it should be socially accepted. The Holley Fire
Department is said to follow federal, state and local standards, and yet it
is unreal that they promote such act of violence in the hands of young
people or that the whole state of New York finds this event as something
that represents their culture and beliefs.
Just this past December
24, the nation saw the fatal shooting of two firemen in western New York,
yet the Holley Fire Department has no respect for those that lost their
lives, and continues patronizing this senseless massacre for what they call
The website states that "by the incorporation of
technological advancements in equipment and by advancing the educational
level and training of [their] members, the Department will continually
strive to improve the standard of fire service. It is time that the
education of the firefighters includes teaching empathy for all living
creatures. Non-human and human animals are sentient beings and do not
deserve the tragic death of being shot.
It takes action by the Mayor
of the city to end the "tradition" of killing in the town of Holley. If the
excuse for not calling this event off is that it is a way of the
firefighters getting donations, Hand4Paws is willing to reach out to the
Firefighter Department of Holley in order to provide guidance to other ways
The link of the petition started by Hand4Paws:
The link of petition started by
The link to the Facebook created by animal advocates to keep people
informed about the situation is: Stop the 7th Annual "Hazzard County" Holley
New York Squirrel Hunt
Their mission brings attention to the suffering of
animals. Their principle is to help end their torment and promote, with
emphasis, at risk companion animals. Reaching a broader audience through
social media is their way of advocating for animals
Stop the Hazzard County Squirrel Slam
Tell NY- Stop Squirrel Slaughter Contest - The Petition Site
In the town of he town of Holley, New York, the fire department is holding
it's 7th annual mass squirrel...