Hunters Against PETA
“From the beginning of time
man has been a hunter.”
Hunters Against PETA is an organization of hunters who are dedicated to the preservation of – HUNTING.
We stand up against those groups who are trying every single day to take away our rights and strip us of our freedoms. Every day of every year they’re spending millions of dollars fighting against us hunters trying with everything they have in their arsenal to stop hunting.
There are more than 20 million active hunters in America. We have been silent for far too long. It’s time to stand up and fight back and beat them at their own game.
If we continue to sit back and be the silent majority they’ll slowly work their way through the political back doors until they’re all the way in. Then it will be extremely difficult if not impossible to undo the damage they’ll create to our hunting rights and freedoms.
“I have always tempered my killing with respect for the game pursued. I see the animal not only as a target, but as a living creature with more freedom than I will ever have. I take that life if I can, with regret as well as joy, with the sure knowledge that nature’s ways of fangs and claw or exposure and starvation are a far crueler fate than I can bestow.” ~ Fred Bear
Here are some examples of the giant and very wealthy groups we’re up against everyday.
The Humane Society of the United States
They currently have 12 million members worldwide making them the largest anti hunting group in the world. They’re worth more than $160 million dollars. They took in $160 million in 2009 from donations and use a large chunk of that money aimed at stopping hunting. The Humane Society also strongly supports wolves being protected and kept on the endangered species list.
“If we could shut down all sport hunting in a moment, we would.” – (Wayne Pacelle – President of HSUS), as quoted by the Associated Press in Impassioned Agitator, December 30, 1991.
“Our goal is to get sport hunting in the same category as cock fighting and dog fighting.” – Wayne Pacelle, as quoted in the Bozeman Daily Chronicle, October 8, 1991.
“Sport hunting—the killing of wild animals as recreation—is fundamentally at odds with the values of a humane, just and caring society.” – HSUS Website 2003.
Pacelle has been associated with 26 successful statewide ballot measure initiatives to protect wild animals, including measures to prohibit mourning dove hunting.
Wayne Pacelle – “We did a lot of field protests against hunting where we would walk with hunters and talk with them about hunting. And in the process they were seldom able to make a kill (the distraction and six people tromping with a hunter scared away the animals). We also challenged the constitutionality of state hunter harassment laws.” – 1998 interview with Pacelle by Erik Marcus published on www.vegan.com.
Even Merritt Clifton, publisher of “Animal People”, a newsletter written by animal rightists for animal rightists, singled out HSUS as well for appearing to be something it is not. In December’s 11th annual report on fundraising, under the heading “How they fool the world”, he writes:
“The Humane Society of the U.S., for instance, is not and never has been a collective voice for all, most, or any other humane societies. Neither does it shelter animals, adopt out animals, neuter animals, or share funding with local humane societies. In fact, HSUS is an advocacy organization representing just itself.”
Is a tax exempt organization that posted a revenue of $34 million dollars in 2009. They have over 2 million members worldwide including numerous famous people who act as spokes models as well as helping them raise millions of dollars every year for their cause. Some PETA members have also been known as dangerous extremists because of the extremes and harm they have done to people when they’re protesting or fighting for their cause. PETA also “euthanizes” (kills) thousands of animals every year – Yes, that is a fact. Someone once said “If they make so much money why don’t they just build giant sanctuaries for the animals to run happy and free instead of killing them, since PETA claims they’re equals and have feelings and desires just like us?”….I guess cause they’re animal lovers right?
Here’s a quote from the founder of PETA:
“If anybody wonders ‘what’s this with all these reforms?’, you can hear us clearly. Our goal is total animal liberation, and the day when everyone believes that animals are not ours to eat, not ours to wear, not ours to experiment [on], and not ours for entertainment or any other exploitive purpose.”
Ingrid Newkirk, Founder of PETA 2002
Defenders of Wildlife
They currently have over 1 million members and in 2008 they took in $31 million dollars from donations – they said that was a decrease in income from the previous year. You might know this group for blasting Sarah Palin in February of 2009 and using Ashley Judd as the spokesperson. They were also the frontline leaders who fought for the reintroduction of wolves into Yellowstone which are now wiping out the deer and elk herds in the surrounding states.
These organizations are just a few but definitely our biggest threat to hunting as of right now. There are many more groups out there working against us everyday.
Here’s a short list of some great things hunters have done and continue to do for our economy and wildlife:
- Hunters are pro human first.
- Hunters love and respect America’s wildlife more than the people who fight against us.
- Nobody in America donates more money or more time to our wildlife than hunters. Through hunting licenses, special taxes on hunting equipment and simply by donating money to hunting groups, clubs and foundations who help protect and preserve our land and wildlife.
- Hunters donate thousands of pounds of venison every year to the needy and hungry.
- Hunters continually raise and donate money to local charities.
- Hunters spend around $38 billion every year in retail businesses.
- Hunters spend around $955.4 million a year on sales and fuel tax.
- Jobs related to the hunting industry account for $16.7 billion dollars in income every year.
- Teddy Roosevelt (also known as the conservation president) loved hunting and came up with the idea of preserving large portions of forests and land. Since then hunters have purchased and preserved millions of acres of land saving it from construction and development.
- Hunters have and continue to reintroduce and repopulate multiple big game and small game species into dozens of areas where the wildlife was killed off due to settlers.
- (The following facts and statistics below were provided by the RMEF – Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.)
- In 1907, only 41,000 elk remained in North America. Thanks to the money and hard work invested by hunters to restore and conserve habitat, today there are more than 1 million.
- In 1900, only 500,000 whitetails remained. Thanks to conservation work spearheaded by hunters, today there are more than 32 million.
- In 1900, only 100,000 wild turkeys remained. Thanks to hunters, today there are over 7 million.
- In 1901, few ducks remained. Thanks to hunters’ efforts to restore and conserve wetlands, today there are more than 44 million.
- In 1950, only 12,000 pronghorn remained. Thanks to hunters, today there are more than 1.1 million.
- Habitat, research and wildlife law enforcement work, all paid for by hunters, help countless non-hunted species.
- All together, hunters pay more than $1.6 billion a year for conservation programs. No one gives more money.
- Hunting supports 680,000 jobs, from game wardens to waitresses, biologists to motel clerks…etc.
“All really wild scenery is attractive. The true hunter, the true lover of wilderness, loves all parts of the wilderness, just as the true lover of nature loves all seasons. There is no season of the year when the country is not more attractive than the city; and there is no portion of the wilderness, where game is found, in which it is not a keen pleasure to hunt.” —Theodore Roosevelt
We’re here to help our fellow hunters and sportsmen, if you need our support in anyway please don’t hesitate to contact us. Send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are not a Non-Profit Organization. The entire crew (staff) here at HAP uses their own money and time to fight for sportsmen’s rights and support this organization. 100% of the proceeds of all apparel sales goes to the fight for our rights!