this reads like a KKK brochure about MLK. they completely ignore the fact that hunting, especially in africa, does more to maintain species than anything else. sure it is in our own self interest to maintain the animals and habitat for them for huntign purposes. it works very well. ,)
The HSUS is a complete joke and I'd expect nothing less than this pack of lies in their latest hunter smear campaign.
They use the term SCI, terms like "canned hunt" and something we all enjoy doing (hunting) as an extremist activity that is cruel and inhumane. All while sitting at home wearing leather, eating beef and chicken that are raised/killed in ways that are not even close to the life that the animals we hunt live or die.
Animals (with the exception of domestic cats/dogs) are on the BOTTOM of the food chain-they're fair game for whatever is at the top of that chain, which would be all of us. That's the way it's always been and always will be-I doubt the HSUS or PETA will ever come to grips with that concept though.
Over the years I have seen several elk and deer hides left in the woods by hunters and I have to wonder why they do this? I fully understand and agree about getting the hide off the animal as soon as possible to cool the meat, but why not pack out the hide with you and use it? As far as I know there are no state laws that require you to take the hide home, but to me why waste such a beautiful part of the animal? Some might think they have no use for the hide or it costs too much to tan....