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HSUSA Gives Up in AZ
Good news from Arizona!
"HSUS admits defeat in AZ initiative to ban wild cat hunting
Safari Club International
Arizona mountain lion hunting is no longer under attack — at least for the present.
Kitty Block, animal rights activist and Acting President and CEO for The Humane Society of the United States, released an announcement detailing the suspension of efforts to ban hunting of wild cats in Arizona — for now. In the release addressed to "Wild Cat Protectors,"
Block said the reason for suspending their efforts to gather enough signatures to put the hunting ban on the November ballot was due to an "increasingly competitive state and national landscape." The release concluded with a forecast of what HSUS intends to try next in Arizona. It is clear that anti-hunting groups are far from finished in their effort to disrupt the proper management of mountain lions and all wildlife in Arizona and elsewhere throughout the U.S."
Kitty Block..... Trying to outlaw cat hunting..... You can't make that stuff up.
Glad to hear. Thanks for sharing that Kyle.
Kitty Block is acting President/CEO because slime ball Wayne Pacelle was given the boot for sexual harassment. HSUS is imploding.
Mountain Lions have had a very significant impact some Desert Bighorn Sheep herds in AZ in the past few years.
Thanks to the AZ G&F Dept. and the Arizona Bighorn Sheep Society working together to control those cougars, the sheep are coming back.
Saw a neat documentary about that process with the sheep and cougars in AZ. Very cool that this initiative was beat back - hopefully HSUS stay's away or focus's on zoo's or something for a while!
"Initiatives" are a mistake IMO in states that allow them... esp. when it come to game management and the like ... look at what they've done to California and other States.... many times when and if they make it to a ballot, they are defeated, but is is huge risk and of course a devastating loss if they pass and then they win... this is what the animal rights activists do now a days... and they also try to infiltrate the various departments so they can make changes from with in... it is part of their play book ..
Good news. We know what happened in Californistan with the cats.
The lions have been very tough on deer, but not so much on sheep in CA