People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has issued an “action alert” opposing bow hunting in Avon Lake after on an anti-bow hunting group forming.
The alert says, “Your voice is needed!” and urges supporters to contact Avon Lake leaders by email.
“Bowhunting is among the cruelest forms of hunting,” the alert said. “Bowhunters often spend hours following bloody tracks before finding wounded deer. Many are not found, and their deaths are slow and painful. It can take weeks for them to succumb to their injuries. Families are then torn apart, and young and weak animals starve or die of dehydration.”
The group is asking people to send an email to Mayor Greg Zilka as well as each of the city’s , and includes their names and email addresses.
PETA is the largest animal rights organization in the world, with more than 3 million members and supporters. The organization focuses on four areas where it says the largest numbers of animals suffer the most intensely for the longest periods of time. Those are factory farms, the clothing trade, laboratories and in the entertainment industry, but the organization will also become involved on other matters.
“We also work on a variety of other issues, including the cruel killing of beavers, birds, and other "pests" as well as cruelty to domesticated animals,” according to the PETA’s website.
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