The only law that exists regarding frogs and killing contests is that firearms cannot be used to kill the frogs. Apparently, anything else goes and is considered legal, including actions that would be considered outright torture. When asked if participants could light frogs on fire with no consequences, Miles admitted that there would be "no charges we could file against someone lighting frogs on fire."
"Apparently the wildlife management agencies in Tennessee don't understand the importance of the diversity of animals in an ecosystem," said Priscilla Feral, FoA's president. "Instead, because they are wedded to the hunters they make money from, they support activities that desensitize youth to killing animals so they grow up to be licensed hunters in the state of Tennessee."
FoA sent out an alert via e-mail and social media urging Tennessee residents to contact Governor Bill Haslam and tell him to put a moratorium on animal killing contests until the legislature can debate and consider a ban of animal killing contests in Tennessee. (FoA supports similar legislation was introduced in New York.) Residents should be able to weigh in on animal cruelty issues in their state.