Hunters of American Unite NOW!!!!

Posted on 03/01/2009


Hunters: get your head out of the sand
By KENNETH COBB, For The Inter-Mountain
POSTED: February 28, 2009

Approximately two years ago, I had an article in The
Inter-Mountain about the anti-hunting movement in this country and
others parts of the world. I emphasized near the end of the article
“that the threat to sport hunting had never been greater than now.”

We all know the United States is under new leadership. Several
animal rights groups gave our new president considerable support
during the presidential campaign of 2008. I expect they will be soon
calling on him to support legislation that favors their cause.

This is the time for all people who like to hunt to get their
heads out of the sand and get involved. These anti-hunting groups or
animal rights organizations would like everyone to believe that all
animals have the same rights as people. Such organizations like to
distort the subject matter to the extent that it is difficult to
distinguish the difference between right and wrong.

If we think about the People for Ethical Treatment of Animals
(PETA) Organization train of thought, then domesticated pets and farm
animals are enslaved. They have no choice in the matter of whether
they stay home or run wild. The owner determines where they live, when
and what they eat, where they can go to the bathroom, etc.

I, by no means, am opposed to anyone having pets. I only want
to point out the flaws in such logic often used by animal rights
organizations.

Another level of animal rights thinking is somewhat
frightening. PETA thinks that all animals should be left alone; and
the government should tell us to be vegetarians and domestic cows,
hogs, chickens, and turkeys should never be killed for any reason.

On the subject of deer or venison as food, the Humane Society
of the United States (HSUS) says, “for most hunted animals . . . use
for food is minimal and the expense of equipment far outweighs the
value of any food that is obtained. For the vast majority of hunters,
hunting is recreation, not a means of gathering food.”

These people must have never sat down to a great venison meal
with all the trimmings.

People who like to hunt need to do more than become members of
the National Rifle Association and complain about anti-hunting groups
at a bar, barbershop, bowling alley, or poolroom. They need to be
involved with educating non-hunters about this noble sport. If they
choose not to, then too many non-hunters will start thinking like the
groups who want to abolish this sport.

“A rat is a pig is a dog is a boy.” Ingrid Newkirk, president
of PETA, made this statement in public. Their voices are emerging in
religious circles as a major force behind the animal rights movement.
They believe that animals are equal to humans in significance and
stature, that all animals are of the same family, and they are our
brothers and sisters with equal rights.

Wayne Pacelle, chief executive officer for HSUS, has
boastfully made these statements in public:

“Our goal is to get sport hunting in the same category as cock
fighting and dog fighting.”

“If we could shut down all sport hunting in a moment, we would.”

You might like to know HSUS raises more than $60 million each
year and has total assets of more than $100 million. This is a lot of
revenue in support of their crusade to achieve this goal.

This is the time for sport hunters to unite and work together
to protect the hunting heritage that has been a tradition longer than
the United States of America has been a country.