What is it about killing animals?
Cash prizes for the heaviest squirrel killed and a category for shooters age 14 and under.
The fire chief defends the fundraiser by characterizing it as a “family event,” that the squirrels are “in season,” and that the squirrels don’t go to waste because they are eaten.
Studies also show that children who witness violence toward animals are more likely to commit violent acts themselves.
Source: Animals & Society Institute.