Humane Society wants Maryland to take action

A bill that was introduced in the House last Wednesday calls for the banning of organized hunting contests in the state of Maryland. The Humane Society of the United States conducted an undercover investigation of the events and stated that they found the contests to be senseless and inhumane. These contests typically target fur bearing animals such as coyotes, raccoons and foxes. None of the animals that are killed are used as food sources or killed to protect the environment.

A rabid raccoon was found recently in Annapolis. The local health department is urging people that have come into contact with any raccoons in the past few weeks to contact them. Rabies can be carried in many types of animals and can be easily transmitted to humans through a scratch or bite from the infected animal.

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Bill Calls For Organized Hunting Contests To Be Banned In Maryland

A bill was presented in the House on Wednesday that calls for organized hunting contests to be banned in Maryland.

It comes after the Humane Society of the United States conducted an undercover investigation into such contests in Frederick and Waldorf.

The Humane Society said the practice is inhumane. “There’s no ecological benefit, there’s no need for these contests to happen,” Emily Hovermale, Maryland State Director of the Humane Society of the United States, said. Read more

Summary: A bill that was introduced in the House last Wednesday calls for the banning of organized hunting contests in the state of Maryland. These contests typically target fur bearing animals such as coyotes, raccoons and foxes.

Rabid raccoon found in Annapolis

Anyone who may have come in contact with a raccoon in the Keyes Farm Community is urged to contact the Anne Arundel County Department of Health.

A raccoon found near the intersection of Bay Ridge Road and Magnolia Ridge Road in Annapolis on Saturday tested positive for rabies, the department announced Tuesday. See more

Summary: A rabid raccoon was found recently in Annapolis. The local health department is urging people that have come into contact with any raccoons in the past few weeks to contact them.