The recently released Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) 2011 Annual Report reveals some interesting (and scary) facts that all hunters, anglers, trappers, and Americans should note. Particularly, we seem to be on the verge of attack by attorneys seemingly under every rock.
Sportsmen everywhere should heed HSUS President Wayne Pacelle’s comments on how they spend those cat coins and dog dollars collected under the guise of helping homeless animals:
“We are the best in the field at policy work and lobbying. We have a large and aggressive in-house litigation unit and more than 3,000 outside attorneys ready to do pro bono work for us,” Pacelle boasts.
And fittingly the HSUS has about a dozen lawyers on its board of directors.
Not surprisingly, the 2011 HSUS Annual Report reveals that the Top Ten HSUS States are: California, Texas, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Florida and New York. See any correlation between those states and the HSUS efforts to stop hunting, trapping, bowhunting, dove hunting, and other sportsmen’s interests in those states?
Most certainly, and right now, California is in the crosshairs with moves to stop bear hunting with hounds, to be followed by trying to outlaw all legitimate hunting dogs, to control dog breeding, to restrict the use of outdoor kennels and tethers, to stop the raising of pheasants and other gamebirds, and the list goes on and on.
The budget for HSUS is substantial thanks to major donations from those who really have no idea what HSUS does, thinking that they help animals, when all they really are is an anti-hunting, animal-rights group (not animal-welfare!) that wants to stop us from having pets, stop hunting, and actually turn the nation into vegans.
Anything you can do to inform your friends and acquaintances of their true agenda would be helpful, and supporting California Outdoor Heritage Alliance (COHA) in their battle against them is critical. You can contact COHA at their website at www.outdoorheritage.org/ or call them direct at (916) 228-4279.