Activists protest Vienna hunting ground on anniversary of lion’s death

The animal rights activists set up the evening on W. Market Street in Howland

Animal rights activists protested the new Vienna hunting preserve.

HOWLAND, Ohio (WKBN) – One year ago on Friday, Cecil the Lion was killed during a hunt in Africa. Animal rights activists used the anniversary to protest the new hunting ground in Trumbull County.

They set up the evening on W. Market Street in Howland, holding signs protesting the new Candywood Whitetail Ranch in nearby Vienna. The former golf course has been turned into a hunting preserve.

In the past, the group protested along Route 82 by Candywood, but decided to bring their message to other parts of Trumbull County on Friday.

“I think we are getting excellent visibility today. A lot of honks, a lot of high-fives, a lot of thumbs up,” Holly Justice said. “I am impressed with the area here. I think Howland agrees they do not want it here in Trumbull County.”

Candywood Whitetail Ranch has all of the permits needed to open, and is now booking for hunts.

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