Editorial Report

HSUS and DFG: 'Union with the devil"

Western Outdoor NewsPublished: Oct 20, 2011

The California Department of Fish and Game just released a News Release in partnership with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), the largest and most vocal anti-hunting group not just in the U.S., but in the world!


It doesn't matter what the News Release was about, the problem here is that HSUS has bought the Department of Fish and Game for a $5,000 check here and a $5,000 check there, providing them with free advertising from what is supposed to be a sportsman-based state agency.


This is all a well-thought out plan by HSUS, to make inroads on hunting and fishing from within. HSUS now has Law Enforcement Officers (LEOs) actively working in California under the auspices of the DFG. They are going through the DFG Training Academy that trains wardens. And even worse, one of the HSUS LEO's is actually teaching a class on animal cruelty to wardens — many times misrepresenting what actually is animal cruelty, according to a WON source who sat in one of those classes. 


Even more, Jennifer Fearing, the California Senior State Director of HSUS, was elected to the CalTIP Foundation Board of Directors at their last meeting on Oct. 6, 2011!


How bad is the Humane Society of the United States? Far worse than you think: They have actually stopped some states from raising pheasants for hunting, and have cut back on other states raising pheasants by half, using a diatribe of "it's not sporting," "it's inhumane" and other anti-hunting slogans. Now, their target is California, and they want to outlaw all raising and releasing of game birds for hunting!


How can the California Department of Fish and Game side with a group that is diametrically opposed to what the department is all about? We guess one would have to look to the California DFG Law Enforcement Chief Nancy Foley, who is quoted as saying: “We are again very grateful to The Humane Society of the United States for their support of the wardens’ efforts to combat the increase in poaching. We look forward to continued collaboration on this issue.”


We do not need, or want anyone working with the California Department of Fish and Game that holds with the ideals of the largest anti-hunting group in the world.


We urge all our readers to contact their state and federal representatives, and Governor Jerry Brown and call for an immediate and total separation of the DFG from HSUS, a return of any money received from them, and removal of anyone within the Department who supported the relationship with HSUS.

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