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DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME JOINS UP WITH ANTI-HUNTING GROUP!

BY BILL KARR/WON Staff WriterPublished: Jun 08, 2009

 
SACRAMENTO—For the first time in history, the California Department of Fish and Game has joined hands with an anti-hunting, animal-rights group—the largest in the United States: the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS).

In a news release date June 3, 2009, the Humane Society of the United States, the largest and richest animal-rights, anti-hunting organization in the United States, announced a partnership with the California Department of Fish and Game's CalTIP program.

The announcement came just days after HSUS president Wayne Pacelle proclaimed that HSUS is "the most influential animal rights group in the nation", and declared that HSUS is "the most influential group in our field."

Nancy Foley, Department of Fish and Game's Chief of Law Enforcement was pleased with the partnership, saying "California's wildlife and habitat are under severe pressure. We are very grateful for the support from The Humane Society of the United States for our efforts to combat the scourge of poaching and look forward to developing a lasting partnership."

HSUS announced it would provide a $5,000 donation to California Turn In Poachers (CalTIP) to support food and veterinary care for five rescued dogs who have been trained to assist Fish and Game wardens. Petplan Pet Insurance has agreed to contribute $1000 of the $5,000 to CalTIP.  HSUS has also agreed to an ongoing commitment of up to $2500 augmentation of CalTIP reward funds for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of poaching and animal cruelty suspects.

Also on June 4, on Pacelle's blog, he said “While the HSUS may not have always been viewed over the decades as the most influential group in our field, there’s little doubt about our preeminent status now.” Finally, Pacelle stated that other animal rights’ groups “miss the bigger picture, and our interest in reaching mainstream Americans.”









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