Camden County Freeholders Oppose Wildlife Killing Contests

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(Camden, NJ) – The Camden County Freeholder Board opposes wildlife killing contests that are conducted for profit, entertainment or prizes and calls on the state legislature and Governor to outlaw this practice.

“Contests that reward individuals for killing the largest number of targeted wildlife are unacceptable,” said Freeholder Jeffrey Nash. “The vast majority of the time, the animals that perish in these contests are not used for their meat and their killing serves no benefit to the ecosystem.”

The Freeholders are joining other organizations requesting a ban on such contests that are currently legal and permitted by the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife.

Camden County recognizes the rights of responsible and properly licensed hunters and anglers, and strives to meet the highest standards of humane animal care and responsible pet ownership.