Gene Mueller: Recreational hunting is far from dead

Discussion in 'Hunters Rights Forum' started by The Other David, Sep 26, 2006.

  1. The Other David

    The Other David Elite Refuge Member

    Apr 15, 2000
    From the Washington TImes.

    As urban and suburban areas grow while America's open spaces appear to shrink, well-heeled animal rights groups who see a window of opportunity are on the attack. Here's a chance to slam-dunk recreational hunting because the animal religionists are convinced the American public is no longer interested in the hunting tradition. The pendulum, they believe, is finally swinging over to their side.
    Don't bet on it, however. Anti-hunting attacks might be planned by such groups as the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), but the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), a trade association representing 3,200-plus member companies of the firearms industry, for obvious reasons is ready to enter the fray on behalf of hunters and target shooters. Why not? Imagine what would happen to the NSSF and its supporting members if recreational hunting and plinking were to come to an end.

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