A bill that’s described as supporting hunting and gun rights is not only bad for the animals; it’s even poisoning the hunters! The Sportsmen’s Heritage Act would allow people to keep using lead ammunition and tackle when hunting and fishing.
In the face of continuing outrage from viewers of Donald Trump’s Apprentice show, as well as from people who care about animals just generally, a major sponsor of the show is pulling its advertising.
Donald Trump is well known for his support of animal charities in New York. So how did he react to his no-good sons, Eric and Donald Jr., going on a hunting spree in Africa that left a leopard, an elephant, a waterbuck, a kudu and a crocodile all dead last week?
China’s new wealthy elite are being offered a $100,000 trip of a lifetime – hunting down endangered polar bears – according to a report in the London Daily Mail.
Three times in just four days this week, major animal abuse industries have been forced into the open to defend themselves on national TV and radio.
These are game-hunting ranches – also known as breeding ranches, where endangered species are being “protected.” (I’m not sure that the animals I saw being shot felt that the protection was wholly adequate.)
Last week, the British Daily Mail reported that people are paying tens of thousands of dollars for the privilege of taking a family expedition to Africa to kill giraffes.
Should wolves, once hunted almost to extinction, be taken off the endangered species list? Arguing that he and his kind should be allowed to kill them once again, John Gaither, the president of the Idaho County Sportsmen Club writes in the Idaho Mountain Express that 4,925 people have been reported killed by wolves since the year 1580.
During yesterday’s South Carolina Republican debate, Mitt Romney added “hunting skills” to his list of presidential credentials, but got confused over which animals he’d actually hunted.
Santorum had joined Iowa Congressman Steve King for a day of killing birds near Des Moines. King’s endorsement is considered important, and Gov. Rick Perry, who’s also struggling to get ahead in the upcoming Iowa caucuses, has already been out killing twice with King.