USSA Asks Rush to Break Ties With HSUS

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The U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance (USSA) is spearheading an effort calling on American sportsmen and women to ask radio personality Rush Limbaugh to disassociate himself from the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), the largest animal rights group in the country.

On April 14, 2009, the HSUS revealed that Rush Limbaugh had recorded two radio announcements supporting two of its programs. This revelation has caused an uproar in the sportsmen's community due to HSUS' long-standing history of assaulting hunting, fishing, and trapping rights.

"Many of Mr. Limbaugh's supporters are the very people targeted by the HSUS," said Bud Pidgeon, USSA president and CEO. "By lending such a prominent voice to supporting HSUS, he is helping to deceive people about the real agenda of the organization."

After being notified of Mr. Limbaugh's promotion of the HSUS, the USSA sent him a letter to shed light on HSUS' true agenda and outlining anti-hunting activities undertaken by HSUS. The letter also urged Mr. Limbaugh to disassociate himself from the group.

The letter, signed by the USSA President and CEO, Walter P. Pidgeon, Jr., details why the HSUS is the top opponent of sportsman rights:

"...every major piece of legislation, lawsuit or ballot issue that would restrict the rights of Americans to hunt originated with HSUS. This includes bankrolling ballot issues to ban the hunting of America's #1 game bird, the mourning dove, lobbying legislation to ban the only effective hunting methods to control black bear numbers, opposition to hunting on Sundays, and opposition to allowing parents the ability to choose at what age their sons and daughters are permitted to begin hunting and much, much more."

"The HSUS is the number one opponent of sportsmen in America today," said Pidgeon. "It uses seemingly harmless campaigns like the ones endorsed by Mr. Limbaugh to raise funds for the organization to advance its controversial mission. It is our hope that once Mr. Limbaugh hears from American sportsmen and women he will understand how his endorsement aids HSUS in its quest to to destroy American freedoms such as hunting, fishing and trapping."

Take Action: All sportsmen and sportswomen should immediately contact Rush Limbaugh and urge him to sever his ties with HSUS. Explain that regardless of the issue being promoted by HSUS, their true agenda is to destroy America's heritage of hunting, fishing, trapping, and all scientific wildlife management methods.

Call his line at 1-800-282-2882 from noon to 3pm eastern standard time on weekdays

E-mail him at
Mail a letter to:
The Rush Limbaugh Show
1270 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10020

The U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance is a national association of sportsmen and sportsmen's organizations that protects the rights of hunters, anglers and trappers in the courts, legislatures, at the ballot, in Congress and through public education programs. For more information about the U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance and its work, call (614) 888-4868 or visit its website,