Friends of Animals leader states opposition to ‘Squirrel Slam’

Posted 19 February 2015 at 12:00 am


Friends of Animals is disgusted that the Holley Fire Department is again holding their violent “Squirrel Slam” fundraising event which encourages children and adults to shoot mass amounts of squirrels in order to win prizes.

We strongly support passage of the pending NY state bill that would ban these kind of regressive, destructive killing contests throughout New York.

We’ve held protests the past two years in Holley and I’ve seen first-hand the horrifying results of a culture and community that fetishizes guns and a contest based on killing wildlife as something to celebrate. Our message to the Holley Fire Department and all those taking part in the “Squirrel Slam” is: It’s 2015it’s time to evolve.

Edita Birnkrant
Campaigns Director
Friends of Animals
New York, NY