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Wildlife Killing Contests Should be Outlawed in the West

An article written two years ago about wildlife killing contests by High Country News contributor Kevin Bixby provides some insight into these abhorrent events.

“I know a fair number of hunters, and without exception they tell me privately of their disgust for wildlife-killing contests, yet they refuse to say so publicly, for fear of providing an opening for hunting opponents. That’s unfortunate and does not bode well for either hunting or wildlife. The vast majority of Americans who do not hunt are willing to accept hunting, but I would bet they draw the line at wildlife killing contests. When ethical hunters remain silent, that line is blurred. Meanwhile, animals die needlessly in a shameful way.”

Read full article here: http://www.denverpost.com/…/bixby-wildlife-killing-contest…/

Photo Lauren Villagran, Albuquerque Journal

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