366: Humane Society of the United States Trying to Stop Mountain Lion and Bobcat Hunting in AZ-Jim Unmacht with Arizona Sportsman for Wildlife Conservation Explains
Listen as Jay Scott talks with Jim Unmacht the President of Arizona Sportsman for Wildlife Conservation
The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has now entered the Arizona ballot initiative process for the 2018 election cycle.
Here is the link to their ballot initiative application:
Their goal with this action is to get Arizona voters to reject a century of sound scientific wildlife management from our Arizona Game & Fish Department biologists, and turn over the management of wild cats to the ballot box, with an emotion based, non-factual initiative.
What are the real goals of HSUS? Fundraising, first and foremost and ultimately, they want to eliminate all hunting in the United States of America.
They are adept at raising large amounts of money off the backs of unsuspecting donors, and Humane Watch has exposed many of their tactics. You can read about it at https://www.humanewatch.org/
The CEO and President of the HSUS, Wayne Pacelle was quoted in the spring of 2004 with this:
"We are going to use the ballot box and the democratic process to stop all hunting in the United States...We will take it species by species until all hunting is stopped in California. Then we will take it state by state."
As the HSUS begins their fundraising efforts to set the stage for their signature gathering, sportsmen and women need to educate their family, friends and neighbors on what is really going on!
Sportsmen and women foot the bill for wildlife management in Arizona with their licenses and tag fees. In 1990, California voters turned their mountain lion management over to the ballot box. The result...California taxpayers now pay to kill depredating mountain lions. The California Fish and Game Department annually issues approximately 250 depredation tags to kill (manage) their mountain lions.
We aren't interested in following California's lead, so we need you to do three things:
- Do not sign a petition for this initiative.
- Do not make a contribution to HSUS, Arizonans for Wildlife or any other supporter of this initiative.
- Tell everyone you know what is going on!
There is much more to come - if you haven’t already, use the form at the top of this page to sign up to receive our enewsletters and action alerts so you can stay up to date on efforts to derail HSUS’s campaign.
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