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February 20, 2013

'Slamming' success


Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — A posting on Friends of Animals’s Facebook page said they will produce a film shot at the “squirrel-killing protest” on Saturday. The group’s aim is to stop animal-killing contests through legislation.

”We opposed and challenged what Holley is doing,” New York State Friends of Animals Director Edita Birnkrant said during the protest. “(The group) is getting attention to our message.”

During the protest one man was charged with second degree harassment. According to the Holley Police Department, Gregory Roth, 64, Hilton, was a pro-hunting protester at the demonstrations surrounding the Squirrel Slam. At 1:50 p.m. Roth began to throw items and make verbal threats of physical violence against the animal rights advocates who protested the event. Roth is scheduled to appear March 14 in Town of Murray Court.

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