Letter to the Marshall City Council

Post date: Feb 27, 2016 6:54:12 AM


To: Marshall MN Mayor and City Council

From: Scott Slocum.

Re: The Petition to Prohibit Wildlife-Killing Contests in Minnesota

Mr. Mayor and Council Members,

A lot has been written lately about the "Save the Birds" Coyote Hunting Tournament vs. the Petition to Prohibit Wildlife-Killing Contests in Minnesota.

Unfortunately, most of what's been written about the Petition hasn't referred to the Petition itself, but to comments by petition signers--some of them selected by supporters of the tournament in order to make the Petition look like something that it's not.

Here are some of the things that the Petition is, and is not, about:

    • It's about hunting contests; not about hunting.
    • It's about the public promotion, by a few, of contests to kill wildlife for "fun" and prizes; not about the character of the people of Minnesota.
    • It's about killing wildlife in quantity, in a gambling atmosphere.; not about banquets and charitable raffles.

On the following pages, I've attached a copy of the plain text of the Petition, and a list of petition signers in your range of zip codes in Southwest Minnesota.

Although the Petition is not addressed to the City of Marshall, it's likely that you'll be consulted about it. I hope that when you respond to questions about the Petition, you'll refer to the Petition itself, not the feelings that seem to have erupted around it.


Scott Slocum

Attached: Petition letter and list of area petition signers.

Marshall, MN Post Office.

Marshall, MN Post Office.