America's Most Radical Anti-Hunting Organization Attempting to Take Major Step Toward


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Troutman
June 27, 2007, 12:28 PM
America's Most Radical Anti-Hunting Organization
Attempting to Take Major Step Toward Goal of Banning All Hunting
The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and other radical hunting ban organizations are attempting to capitalize on raw emotion to take a major step in Congress toward their primary goal of ending all hunting species by species. They are taking a page from the incremental playbook of the gun ban crowd.

HSUS is attempting to amend H.R. 2643, the House Interior Appropriations Bill, to effectively prohibit Americans from hunting polar bears from healthy and sustainable populations in Canada. As all sportsmen know, hunters provide the funding and motivation for wildlife conservation worldwide. There is no better example of this than the modern polar bear conservation efforts.

Contrary to HSUS' emotional and misleading claims, the proposed amendment will not reduce the number of polar bears killed by hunters in Canada. The Canadian government, based upon principles of sound science, will continue to issue bear tags to native populations. Those tags will continue to be filled by native subsistence hunters and hunters from other nations. The amendment will, however, reduce funding for polar bear conservation by significantly decreasing the revenue raised through tag sales.

While only a small number of American hunters will ever have the opportunity to hunt polar bears, this is a critical issue for every U.S. hunter. HSUS' Wayne Pacelle said it best when he boasted, "We will take it species by species until all hunting is stopped." Today it is polar bears but they will be going after the species you hunt tomorrow. They have already campaigned to stop the hunting of doves, black bears, cougar and deer in numerous jurisdictions throughout America.

The vote on this anti-hunting amendment is likely to occur within the next 24 hours. Please act now to save the future of our time honored hunting heritage. Call or email your Congressman and ask him or her to vote "NO" on the Inslee Polar Bear Amendment to H.R. 2643.

Call your U.S. Representative at (202) 225-3121. To send email or for additional contact information for your elected officials, you can use the "Write Your Representatives" feature at www.NRAILA.org.

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MR.squirle
June 27, 2007, 12:32 PM
screw off hunting is fun

MR.squirle
June 27, 2007, 01:24 PM
just kidding

quatin
June 27, 2007, 01:36 PM
Aren't polar bears about to enter the endangered species list anyways? The ice caps are melting and you can't just throw money at it to make that go away.

Troutman
June 27, 2007, 03:31 PM
<<Aren't polar bears about to enter the endangered species list anyways?>>

Yes, in Ak.


Summarizing…..this bill will affect America hunters from returning polar bears into the U.S (from Canada).
This bill might not be a concern to a lot of hunters in the U.S, because the cost of hunting for polar bears in Canada costs (as ones that have gone….know), $30,000.00……yes…..dollars.

ArmedBear
June 27, 2007, 03:44 PM
Of course that money goes into conservation.

This could be a real loss of income for Canadian wildlife authorities.

Troutman
June 27, 2007, 03:49 PM
<<Of course that money goes into conservation.>>

Yes.


What I have read, the Canadians get 2 million of it (give or take).

http://www.bear-hunting.com/news.cfm?Action=News&NewsFlashID=353


From my first post on it.

<<Wayne Pacelle said it best when he boasted, "We will take it species by species until all hunting is stopped." Today it is polar bears but they will be going after the species you hunt tomorrow. They have already campaigned to stop the hunting of doves, black bears, cougar and deer in numerous jurisdictions throughout America.>>

This is what cocerns me, as well!

ArmedBear
June 27, 2007, 04:01 PM
Note that it's an ANIMAL RIGHTS group (HSUS has nothing to do with your local Humane Society: it's PETA in business suits).

This is not a conservationist or even environmentalist group.

They oppose dove hunting, as well. Doves are hardly endangered. This is not about saving an endangered species.

http://www.hsus.org/wildlife/hunting/

They call it "using doves for target practice." Last doves I shot, I ate. I know lots of people who eat dove. Hell, I have a friend who eats jackrabbit. Likes it, too. He's not poor or anything, either.

camacho
June 27, 2007, 08:26 PM
Wrote my representative but I am not holding my breath. She is pretty much against anything that has to do with firearms, even hunting ones.

Troutman
June 28, 2007, 06:53 PM
The bill was defeated.

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