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National Anti-Hunting Groups Reveal Role in Michigan
« on: August 19, 2004, 01:22:21 PM »
(Columbus) - Lost in the announcement by opponents of dove hunting that they would seek a ballot issue to ban the new hunting season, was the depth of involvement of the most powerful anti-hunting organizations in America.

During this past year’s dove hunting debate in the legislature, opponents sought to portray themselves as disagreeing only with the hunting of mourning doves, highlighting organizations such as the Michigan Audubon Society.  This illusion was cast aside with the announcement of the coalition to ban the dove hunt.

Front and center were the nation’s staunchest opponents of hunting itself, the Fund for Animals of New York and the Washington, D.C.-based Humane Society of the United States (HSUS).  While the Fund openly represents itself as an anti-hunting organization, HSUS benefits from confusion with local dog and cat shelters.

A closer examination reveals the truth.  The HSUS website,, reads, “The HSUS strongly opposes the recreational hunting and killing of wild animals, as the sport is fundamentally at odds with the values of a humane, just, and caring society.”  HSUS is the single largest funding source to campaigns attempting to ban hunting across the country.  

Michigan sportsmen are prepared to meet the challenge.  In 1996, the aforementioned anti-hunting organizations and others pushed an initiative to ban black bear hunting methods in Michigan.  The initiative was defeated in every county of the state by a coalition of hunting and fishing groups including the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance.  The groups united to raise a record $2 million to fund the “vote no” efforts.

Sportsmen are ready to do it again.  They united in 1996 because they understood that the issue was really about all hunting.  Nothing has changed in 2004.
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