HSUS Releases "Humane" Ratings for States

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The nation's largest anti-hunting group, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), has issued "report cards" for Congress for years as a way to show who supports their agenda and who doesn't. Now, HSUS is issuing a similar report card for states based upon the type of laws each has on its books, according to the U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance.

On February 8, HSUS announced it was releasing its first "Humane State Ranking" according to the group's press release, this is intended to be "a comprehensive report rating all 50 states on a wide range of animal protection laws dealing with pets, animal cruelty and fighting, wildlife, animals in research, horses, and farm animals."

HSUS ranks California as its most humane state. Apparently, California has what HSUS considers good laws in 45 out of 65 categories. Among those categories, HSUS supports such anti-hunting laws as bans on Sunday hunting and strict prohibitions on hunting bears and mourning doves.

"The lower your state's score on this propaganda tool, the more your state is in touch with the public at large," said Bud Pidgeon, president and CEO of the U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance. "It's up to sportsmen to stay active so they don't wake up one morning only to discover their state has the HSUS stamp of approval and they have lost much of their outdoor heritage."