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red dog 1

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Tue Jun 11, 2024, 05:32 PM Jun 11

Congressman Introduces "Prohibit Wildlife Killing Contests Act" [View all]

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Congressman Steve Cohen (D-TN)
May 22, 2024


WASHINGTON - Congressman Steve Cohen and 16 cosponsors today introduced the Prohibit Wildlife Killing Contests Act to stop the practice of rewarding hunters for killing animals on public land in contests that serve no legitimate wildlife-management purpose.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:
"America's wildlife play a special role in the natural environment and in a healthy ecosystem.
Killing apex predators and other targets for what some deem 'sport' is both cruel and unnecessary.
These contests serve no legitimate wildlife-management purposes and ending them is the right thing to do."

"In addition to being unethical and unsportsmanlike, wildlife killing contests run counter to science-based wildlife management policy," said Jennifer Eskra, Director of Legislative Affairs for the Humans Society Legislative Fund.
"This bill would end this execrable practice and protect wildlife at a national level, something that ten states have already done."

The ten states that have already banned wildlife killing contests that target certain species are Arizona, California, Colorado, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Vermont and Washington.


Sign Petition To Congress To End Wildlife Killing Contests

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Yes, thank you to Congressman Cohen and others who are cosponsoring the bill. wendyb-NC Jun 11 #1
K & R to infinity.... bahboo Jun 11 #2
On the other hand... jmowreader Jun 11 #3
Not to mention the Boa's in the Everglades EX500rider Jun 11 #5
Plus the Oscars and Iguanas jmowreader Jun 11 #20
Florida is already doing this: Jose Garcia Jun 11 #21
Fish are not animals, are they? red dog 1 Jun 11 #19
scientifically speaking fish are animals, The Wandering Harper Jun 12 #23
Fish are animals by any definition I've ever known. sl8 Jun 12 #26
True, but they're not the type of "animals" in killing contests like mountain lions, coyotes, foxes & wolves red dog 1 Jun 12 #29
It's about F'ing time! 2naSalit Jun 11 #4
What about the wild horses? Are they protected? littlemissmartypants Jun 11 #6
No, they're not protected. red dog 1 Jun 11 #15
I hate this so much. littlemissmartypants Jun 12 #22
cowards love that kind of activity Skittles Jun 11 #7
Grin of the killing coward Bundbuster Jun 11 #10
Does this include "catch the biggest fish" contests? forgotmylogin Jun 11 #8
Of course not. red dog 1 Jun 11 #16
Yay !!!! Karadeniz Jun 11 #9
Guaranteed 100% MAGAt too. Kingofalldems Jun 11 #11
"Execrable practice" is a perfect description. Paladin Jun 11 #12
I have not seen this for decades DenaliDemocrat Jun 11 #13
"Not really an issue anymore!"? red dog 1 Jun 11 #17
No they aren't DenaliDemocrat Jun 14 #32
It should only apply to native species-not non-natives like pythons in the Everglades Liberty Belle Jun 11 #14
I don't know for sure, but I doubt that it covers "invasive" species like pythons in the Everglades red dog 1 Jun 11 #18
Well, it does specify "in contests that serve no legitimate wildlife-management purpose" sl8 Jun 12 #24
Bill H.R. 8492 at Govtrack & Congress.gov : sl8 Jun 12 #25
Thanks for that red dog 1 Jun 12 #30
Go into the woods naked and bring back a bear.... Think. Again. Jun 12 #27
I so support this! Ban rodeos, too. marble falls Jun 12 #28
I like it republianmushroom Jun 12 #31
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