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Animal rights group protests at hunting convention

February 9, 2013 • State News

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Animal right activists protested a hunting convention in Las Cruces on Saturday to express outrage over an unrelated coyote hunting contest late last year in New Mexico.

Organized by the Animal Protection of New Mexico, around 65 people picketed outside the “2013 Predator Masters Annual Hunt & Convention” at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum. Protesters also wanted to bring attention to a state proposal that would ban predator hunting contests.

But Predator Masters executive director Jeff Mock said his nonprofit organization is not having an organized hunt nor are they holding a contest.

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