Friends of Animals raised concerns including that other states like New York and California have laws against wildlife killing contests.
Priscilla Feral, president of Connecticut-based Friends of Animals, said squirrels already have many natural predators. “These slaughters should be protested everywhere, at the local, national, and international level,” Feral said. “As the number of hunters declines every year, these sanctioned hunting contests are just another way to initiate children into the killing culture. That a police department is promoting this bloodbath in Ohio is obscene.”
Friends of Animals first raised awareness over the event.