HSUS and others want you to put blinders on and not see that Fish and Wildlife Service has endorsed regulated hunting as a vital tool to protect wildlife abroad.
Last week Wayne Pacelle of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) published an op-ed attacking international hunters. This attack is a departure from the Humane Society’s public image as protectors of abused pets and shows just how much the Humane Society has transformed. They have moved on from the laudable goal of protecting pets to become a multimillion dollar lobbying force to end America’s hunting heritage and take economic opportunities away from developing nations.
This change is not accidental. Years ago the animal rights movement decided that one of their long-term goals is to end hunting worldwide. They see this as a way to move society toward their ultimate goal of making society meat-free. The most recent front in this war is a coordinated attack on the legal, sustainable hunting in Africa.
Recently, the HSUS has made a media sensation of attempts to close hunting opportunities in Africa. They disregard the public opinion that shows that over 80% of the American public supports hunting. They don’t care that over 750,000 families in Zimbabwe rely on revenues from regulated hunting. They want the public not to notice that hunting preserves protect more square miles of wilderness in Africa than all of their national parks.