Yer Ted Nugent is right, the Humane Society of United States are indeed a batch of vile criminal scam liars. They cast the illusion that they care about animals to snag the dollars of those who really do. They bank on ignorance, just as do the commie-lib politicians. It is vitally important to them that people don’t understand hunting, the fur industry, rodeo, horse racing, cock-fighting or even pet ownership (you can’t OWN an animal for crying out loud). People mustn’t see these things for what they really are, or support for these AR organizations will evaporate. All “animal industry” benefits animals in various, sometimes surprising ways, but nothing benefits a population of wild animals more than does hunting. The reality of life for a wild animal is a terrible ending. There be damn few exceptions. A wild animal is looking at being eaten alive, freezing, starving, disease or being killed quickly and cleanly by the most humane of hunters, humans. Which would you choose?
The fringe benefits of hunting are huge. The money raised by the sale of permits is used for wildlife management. The rules enacted promote establishment and maintenance of strong populations of healthy animals and the residual programs such as hunter safety, wildlife management programs and hunting related activities foster a huge increase in the awareness of these animals and their importance on many levels. A 10 year old child from a hunting family is guaranteed to have a far greater understanding of nature and the value of wild animals than will the MTV/video game robots raised in the TV room.
I am a true, dyed in the wool animal LOVER. I grew up surrounded by animals. Horses, hound dogs, bird dogs, bizarre pets ranging from raccoons, hawks, fox and bobcat to mice, rats, and even mink! Yes, I grew up on a mink ranch. The son of a hard-core trapping, hunting, fishing adventurer. It was this that introduced me to the magnificence of the AR community. I’ve received a lot of information about the horrors of the fur industry from various AR organizations over the past 50 years and I’ve yet to see one that was honest. From more than one of them I learned that we starve, abuse and horrify the poor little critters for a year then skin ‘em alive, just knocking them unconscious before skinning them, most regaining consciousness as the skin is being mercilessly torn from their living bodies. The truth is, fur is priced according to its quality. The fur of a happy healthy animal being far more valuable than that of a starved, abused, filthy one. The concept of knocking them out? Come on! In spite of the belief of the AR community, I never did “enjoy” the skinning procedure. I was damn good at it but wasn’t something I did for the pleasure of watching animals suffer. We killed them cleanly, humanely, fast AND DEAD!
As a child, my family’s profession was considered respectable, admirable and attracted a lot of positive attention from the community. But as the AR lies began to circulate, that air of respectability began to evaporate. Soon we were under attack. AR terrorists were sneaking onto mink ranches at night, vandalizing and releasing mink by the hundreds. Releasing them to hunger, starvation, and serious damage to the natural wild animals in the area. More than once they released mothers, leaving the kits behind to starve. The terrorism escalated to the point of web sites listing the home addresses of ranchers (us included) and instructions for bomb making, vandalism and suggesting this be used against us wretched vermin in the fur industry. They actually bombed a feed production plant in Midvale Utah, only missing harming innocent passersby by mere coincidence. As the FBI closed in on them, one ended up dead, a mysterious suicide, hung in the garage, another who was preparing to testify against them disappeared for 10 days or so, leaving behind everything including his wallet and shoes. When he reappeared he had mysteriously decided to face prison rather than testify against the kingpins of the ALF who sponsored the operation and have had a hand in the attacks of restaurants ranging from McDonalds to expensive restaurants serving the dreaded foie gras. Firebombs and they’re not even Muslims!
As with most PC causes the propagandia covers up the reality of it as much as possible. I’ve read about myself in the paper, seen myself & friends described on TV and heard it on the radio.. once again, I’ve yet to hear the truth.