If House Bill (H.B.) 423 passes, it will allow hunters to trap and cruelly confine raccoons for use in field trial competitions. This bill has passed through the House and is now with the Senate Natural Resources and Environment Committee, which may discuss it as early as March 11. Your voice and the voices of everyone you know are desperately needed right now. Please forward this alert far and wide!
Every minute in confinement is already a terrifying eternity for raccoons, who, during field trial competitions, are flung high into trees or hauled across fields and bodies of water as frantic dogs give chase. They must repeatedly endure this hellish ordeal, often for hours on end, and many are badly injured or even killed during the trials. Survivors risk developing chronic and contagious stress-induced disorders, which could eventually prove fatal after their release.
Please urge the members of the Senate Committee and your senator to oppose H.B. 423. Let them know that field trials are inhumane and harmful to local ecosystems and can spread disease. Tell them that these events should remain illegal in Georgia!
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