It has to mystify Wayne Pacelle why hunters are so eagar to allow themselves to be divided and conquered, but that’s what often happens.Â Take a look at this:
The in-your-face animal rights group – which all too often gets confused for the American Humane Society, a genuine animal-welfare organization – suddenly wants hunters to join forces with them.
You read that right. One of the nation’s most stridently anti-hunting animal rights groups wants hunters to join them in a “friend of the court” action designed to influence an upcoming Supreme Court decision.
That upcoming Supreme Court decision is US vs. Stevens, which Eugene Volokh is looking at briefing, on the opposite side of the issue from HSUS.Â Pacelle wouldn’t waste his time with asking if he didn’t know he might be able to find a few suckers.Â But imagine getting a federal felony indictment for buying a dove hunting video in Michigan, because your buddy in Texas invited you come down for a hunt, and suggested you buy a certain video for some pointers.Â Â That’s what this law could potentially do.
I hope hunters will start wising up, and realize there’s no standing apart.Â If they want their sport to survive, they need to treat HSUS as a mortal enemy.Â Anything they do that touches any aspect of hunting must be resolutely opposed.