End Killing Contests

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Take Action to End Killing Contests in New Jersey

There are 2 important ways you can make a huge difference in the lives of wild animals in NJ.

Killing contests represent the worst humankind has to offer, and they happen far more often than many realize. Killing senseless amounts of animals for enjoyment is both ethically wrong and ecologically irresponsible. These events normalize an astounding degree of violence. Organizers and participants perpetuate the myth that killing predators such as coyotes and foxes protects livestock and game species; however, this belief is not based on scientific evidence. Rather, scientists warn that the indiscriminate mass killing of predator species can lead to detrimental ecological effects. These killing contests are inhumane and needlessly cruel. You can be the voice for these animals to bring an end to killing contests. 

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Donate to save countless wild animals from the cruelty of killing contests.

STEP 1: Email Your Senator and 2 Assembly Members Today

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Ask your Senator and 2 Assembly Members to co-sponsor this bill. We’ve prepared a sample email for you to use, but we highly encourage you to modify it to make it more personal.

Sample Email to your Legislator 

Subject line: A note from your constituent - please support S1176/A1365 to ban killing contests in New Jersey

Dear Senator/Assembly member  _____, 

As your constituent, I strongly encourage you to cosponsor and support S1176/A1365, which would ban killing contests within our state.

Killing senseless amounts of animals for enjoyment is both ethically wrong and ecologically irresponsible. Organizers and participants perpetuate the myth that killing predators such as coyotes and foxes protects livestock and game species; however, this belief is not based on scientific evidence. Rather, scientists warn that the indiscriminate mass killing of predator species can lead to detrimental ecological effects. 

I ask that you please stand against animal abuse and prohibit the inhumane and needlessly cruel act of contest killings in New Jersey by cosponsoring and supporting S1176/A1365.

Thank you for your consideration.

Sincerely,

YOUR NAME

CITY, NJ

STEP 2: Call Your Senator and 2 Assembly Members Today

After emailing your legislator, be sure to follow up with their office with a polite phone call. Calling takes less than two minutes, and it’s really easy! We’ve prepared a sample script for you to use but please feel free to modify it to make it more personal. 

 

Sample Call Script to your legislators 

Hi, my name is _____, and I’m a New Jersey resident from __(city)__. I’m following up on an email I sent earlier about requesting Senator/ Assembly member _____ to please co-sponsor S1176/A365 to ban killing contests in New Jersey.

Thank you.

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