Animal rights groups have launched their assault on the rights of hunters, like the one farmers, ranchers, and animal owners nationwide are experiencing. Animal rights group go state by state, attacking what seems to be small portions of the hunting community, gaining momentum in their push to end hunting. Lets take a look into recent events taking place in Wisconsin and California.
Wolf hunters were finally given the “ok” to hunt when the federal government released wolves from the endangered species list in Wisconsin. What’s next you ask? Well, as always, animal rights groups are in an uproar filing another lawsuit. They have asked the Dane County Circuit Judge Peter C. Anderson to put a provision on the wolf hunting permit. This would remove a hunters right to use of dogs when hunting wolves.
Assistant Attorney General Cynthia Hirsch stands with hunters statewide and told the court that human societies have no rights to sue “since hunting dogs don’t belong to them” (Associated Press, 8/29/2012). She is exactly right. Animal rights groups are crossing the line, attempting (often succeeding) to take away certain hunting rights. Before long, if things continue, there will no longer be the sport of hunting and the animal rights groups will have succeeded in their mission.
“[Wayne Pacelle] Is going to pick off California hunters one at a time.” – Tom Stienstra, San Francisco Gate Newspaper, 8/26/12. Referencing actions taken by Wayne Pacelle and HSUS on California’s SB 1221 (Banning Use of Dogs to Hunt Bears & Bobcats).
California hunters have received the brunt of the attacks coming from animal rights groups, specifically HSUS. They have used the television screen to mislead California. Pacelle was the leader for the ban of mountain lion hunting and passage of proposition 117 in California. Pacelle said this in reference to how “easy” it was:
“We showed a lion shot out of a tree… That was it. That’s all the voters need to see. What’s the difference? It’s precisely the same hunting method.”
So, Pacelle did his job then. Just feed the 38 million people in California a video and that is all. It was that easy to take away hunters rights. But, he has not stopped.
California’s bear hunters who use dogs while hunting face the same type of attack from Pacelle. Just .03 percent of California’s population (10,000) are bear hunters. Of those 10,000 bear hunters, 45 percent actually use dogs when hunting bears. Pacelle knows he and his animal rights activists just have to throw their money and power around to push their extreme agenda. SB 1221 in California will soon strip the rights of those few bear hunters all because Pacelle is in pursuit to end sport hunting. Animal rights groups will continue to destroy one hunting right after another until the ultimate goal is achieved. Pacelle thinks it will be just ‘that easy‘ and all just a matter of time.
Animal rights groups have been successful in outlawing different types of hunting in states such as Colorado, Massachusetts, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Arizona, Michigan, Wisconsin, California, just to name a few.
When will HSUS and the Animal Rights agenda strike again? As a hunter in any state, your rights could be the next target.