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Community Event Offers Peaceful Alternative to Killing Contest in Sanders County, MT

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From Footloose Montana:

Sanders County residents and friends invite you to a film presentation and discussion on Friday, Jan. 16th, 7 p.m., in Heron, Montana. The film, “Living With Wolves,” will be followed by refreshments and discussion at the Heron Community Center, 1260 Upper River Road, Heron, Mont. 59844. (map: http://bit.ly/1KEbwsi)
The same time as the registration hour for the trapping and shooting contest of wolves and coyotes in nearby Trout Creek, this gathering gives participants an opportunity to learn about the treasured wildlife that belongs to us all. Killing contests cause torment and ecological chaos to assuage the fear and hatred the killers feel toward wolves and coyotes. These events are unethical displays of callous disregard for wildlife and should be outlawed. Wounded animals can live on in agony simply for the bloodlust of a few.

Three killing contests will happen the same weekend, in Trout Creek, Dillon and Belt If you find the wildlife killing contests unacceptable, Please write Montana legislators about your concerns. To find your legislators: http://leg.mt.gov/css/find%20a%20legislator.asp

Callers may leave messages for legislators or acquire general legislative information by calling the Information Desk at (406) 444-4800. Callers may leave messages for up to 5 individual legislators or 1 legislative committee per call.

Online: Please contact your legislator during session by using the online message form. http://leg.mt.gov/css/find%20a%20legislator.asp

By Mail
Be brief. Legislators have many demands on their time. They appreciate letters that are short and to the point.
Give any sources of information that you use to make your point.
Include your name, address, and a little about who you are (for example, where you work or what school you attend).
Address letters to:

Senator XXXX
Montana Senate
PO Box 200500
Helena, MT 59620-0500

or

Rep. XXXX
Montana House of Representatives
PO Box 200400
Helena, MT 59620-0400

Thank You!!!

Footloose Montana

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