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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-14-2011, 02:50 AM Thread Starter
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Hunters funding anti-hunting groups!!

<a href="http://www.americanhunter.org/articles/we-are-all-funding-anti-hunting-groups/" target="_blank">How would you like to make a donation to the anti-hunting movement? You wouldn’t, of course, but like it or not, you already have. In 2007, for example, $280,000 of your tax dollars went directly to the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS)—the nation’s preeminent anti-hunting group—after HSUS successfully stopped the delisting of wolves from the Endangered Species Act in Minnesota.

Yes, your tax money is going straight to anti-hunting groups that file lawsuits to end legal hunting opportunities. If that’s not enough, taxpayers gave more than $436,000 to anti-hunting groups for blocking wolf management in the northern Rockies. All told, 13 environmental and anti-hunting groups, like Defenders of Wildlife, sued the federal government 1,159 times in the last 10 years and were reimbursed an estimated $34 million in legal fees from the federal government. Many of those suits had a direct impact on your freedom to hunt.

“It’s the best-kept secret in the environmental community,” says Boone and Crockett Club president Lowell Baier.

Here’s how it works: Two sources of federal money provide reimbursement for legal fees for any individual or organization that files a lawsuit against the federal government and wins. One, called the Judgment Fund, is a congressional line-item appropriation used solely for cases related to the Endangered Species Act and the Clean Water Act, among others.

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Re: Hunters funding anti-hunting groups!!

It was addressed in January / February during the marathon budget floor debate in the house.

Nothing since.

This is, without a doubt a very much abused, and un-needed law.

Also one that you will not hear any candidate for public office talk about.

Now is the time to make it an issue. But that is up to the hunting / fishing community to do so. With multiple candidates trying to "stand out" the issue is ripe for promotion.

Make your voices known.

Is your position a short term gain - or a long term loss? Separate the issues.
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Re: Hunters funding anti-hunting groups!!

And many folks send money to HSUS thinking that they are affiliated with the local Humane Society shelters. HSUS is not dumb and they pay their reps well. Strategies have been changed, and unfortunately, they are making inroads were they haven't before.

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