HSUS & Other Radical Groups Defeated, Gearing Up for 2nd Round of Hunting Attacks

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HSUS & Other Radical Groups Defeated, Gearing Up for 2nd Round of Hunting Attacks

Charlotte, NC –-(Ammoland.com)-  Yesterday, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and other radical anti-hunting groups suffered defeat when Senate Bill 1221 failed to pass in the state Assembly Committee on Water, Parks, and Wildlife.

Unfortunately, this bill was authorized for reconsideration by this same committee as early as next Tuesday, July 3. Members of the state Assembly Committee on Water, Parks, and Wildlife need to hear from every sportsman and gun owner in California urging them to OPPOSE SB 1221. Let committee members know that California cannot afford to let the political agenda of animal rights extremists decide hunting regulations in the state. Hunting in ALL forms is an important tool needed to generate revenue for state conservation projects and to manage wildlife. It is also a long-standing American heritage that must be preserved. Contact information for committee members can be found here.

SB 1221, introduced by state Senator Ted Lieu (D-28), would ban hunting bears and bobcats with dogs. Hunting with dogs is a tradition that continues to be practiced across the country. Many dog breeds with select characteristics for hunting can be traced back for thousands of years. Seventeen states allow bear hunting with dogs. The use of hounds for hunting has never been shown to have an adverse impact on wildlife numbers. Biologists and other wildlife experts determine regulations and bag limits, just as they do with other hunting seasons.

SB 1221 is a bill sponsored by HSUS – a group that supports banning all hunting with or without dogs. Its President, Wayne Pacelle, has been quoted as saying: 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.In 2003, HSUS unsuccessfully championed California Assembly Bill 342 that would have banned all hunting with hounds. It now seems to be taking a deceptive and incremental approach to accomplish the same goal with SB 1221. We cannot let an organization whose sole purpose is to destroy America’s hunting heritage succeed.

Please forward this alert to your family, friends, and fellow sportsmen across California asking them to also CALL and E-MAIL members of the state Assembly Committee on Water, Parks, and Wildlife and urge them to OPPOSE SB 1221. HSUS is attempting to ban this particular form of hunting today but it will be back for many other forms of hunting in the future.


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bob barker

Loudman- You're going to make a man out of me? I wouldn't step foot in Texas- the shithole of the US- if you gave me a million bucks. Go on the Eastern Coyote Research website and view videos of Uncle Cletus using his hounds to torture and kill coyotes for fun….You hounders are disgusting idiots. Some "sportsmen" shoot the coyotes in the hind legs so the hounds can reach them easier….. On that website there are comments from illiterate hunters who claim that they are just "getting back" or "teaching coyotes a lesson" for acting like wild animals. That would… Read more »


Hey Billy Bob,how about you pick a place where we can meet?All this big talk on the internet calls for a meeting.I,at my own expense will take you my friend on a wild hog hunt down in Texas and make a man out of you.I'll change your liberal,leaf licking mind buddy.You want to force your idiotic communist,socialistic,big government,non living off the land attitude on my heritage,you got another thing coming pal!!!

bob barker

I guess the SLOB hounders lost in California. Over 80% of the general public does not like your fleabag mutts chasing and killing wildlife. Never rest- because we will always be coming for your heritage

Bills Buddy

folks ignore bob barker or should i say "william huard" as he is a longtime new england area animal rights troll.

bob barker

Casey- Just because you call yourself a "sportsmen" (all laugh here) doesn't make you one. Real sportsmen care about ethics and fair chase hunting principles. Exactly what does HOUNDING have to do with fair chase? Nothing. Video doesn't lie. Keep documenting your disrespect for wildlife- it will come back to bite you in the ASS.


@Bob, as Tred predicted you continued your name calling while being completely in denial that hunters keep beating the anti hunting crowd, some losers will never face that their thinking is all wrong. Bob we "Sportsmen" pity your pathetic life. You should go drown yourself in some marijuana spiked grass juice.

bob barker

Spoken like a true SLOB hunter that you are TRED. You're a real "sportsmen" (all laugh here) When Republicans finally give up all their power- which is coming…..We will just pass a FEDERAL anti-cruelty law. Then you won't be able to allow your fleabag mutts to kill defenseless animals to get your jollies. What will you do with all that free time? By the way- Cal will just pass the hounding ban through ballot initiative……Guess you'll be moving to GA to hunt with the inbreds- you'll fit right in.

Tred Law

Hey Bob; I guess I hit a nerve, haha. The beauty of reading your hateful rants is that at state and federal levels sportsmen are beating the anti's at their own game passing more and more laws guaranteeing the right to hunt, however we want, in the form of state constitutional amendments to hunt and fish that no law can block. Even in the super liberal infected state of CA the anti minority can not even get a bill out of committee. So keep talking trash all you want, it is no skin off my back because we keep winning.… Read more »

bob barker

This one inbred from down south, I'm still trying to identify him, bragged on a hunting site how those coyote pups "won't be killing any deer anytime soon". These predator haters have no clue was a healthy ecosystem consists of. Only a deranged idiot would kill one animal to allow humans to kill that same animal at a later date. Talk about selfish!!!!!These airheads don't realize that coyotes are way smarter than the average thrill killer. You can kill them 24 hours a day seven days a week and the population will still increase…..

bob barker

Tred is so full of crap. He stated in his own words(with all the errors in spelling) how exciting it is to see a bunch of rabid mutts chase a terrified animal up a tree. Must be genetically superior hogs where Tred comes from that can make it up a tree!!!!These Hounders are thrill killers plain and simple. We are compiling evidence from these stupid idiots who are incriminating themselves daily with images,you tube, and pictures showing dogs dragging two month old coyote pups out of their dens after they have killed the parents. Keep it up- keep showing your… Read more »

Terry Ward

Alas, Q.D. McGraw 'manly' is the operative word.

Q.D. McGraw

Howzabout you manly men that do stuff with men & dogs fair chase an Alaskan brown or Kodiak bear or better yet a Polar bear that ain"t gonna be treed.No sniping just "FAIR CHASE"! All dogs go to heaven 'cept when shown an Apex predetor.

Terry Ward

Euuuu..Every time I stumble across one of these goofy NRants I run for the garlic amulet…

NOBODY is going to take away your stupid guns…ever ever ever.

Put your big boy pants on and stop whining.

It is so unattractive.

bob barker

By the way Tred- thanks for the compliment. You forgot to call me a liberal tree hugger because I don't support you thrill killers

bob barker

Tred-Sportsmen? that's a joke right? Watch a few videos showing an inbred hunting club down south stand there as their mutts are allowed to rip a coyote, bobcat or fox to shreds…..People who would allow that are not sportsmen. Don't be so arrogant to think that hunters will be allowed to treat animals they feel don't have "value" like sh^%. You may have more money but the numbers are on our side. Hunting is losing credibility and numbers every year and you know it. Continue to abuse wildlife at your own peril. These hunters rights that you cling too will… Read more »

Hans Wurst

Hello Bob,

What you do not understand is that the tactic here is "divide and conquer". If we do not stand united – gun owners, hunters and fishermen – we will get all our rights taken away piece by piece, thinking it only pertains to the "other guys" that pursue the sport in a different way we aren't interested in.

Tred Law

Hello Bob; You are flat out wrong, I guess you have been fed a load of BS from your mindless game show fans, but dogs treeing or baying on a bear, hog or mountain lion is one of those pleasures in life that only a sportsmen can enjoy. Their is nothing more exciting and the dogs love every minuet and the prey is more than capable of a clean and fair getway, that is why they call it hunting not catching. Go back to wasting your money on Whale Wars.

bob barker

what's extreme is the NRA trying to link animal cruelty as a hunters rights issue. I'm a hunter and I watched the HSUS video showing 12 excited mutts ripping at a bear as it tries to escape for his life up a tree. News Flash- people don't like it. If the bill doesn't pass through the legislature it will be a ballot initiative. "sportsmen" do not want to be associated with HOUNDING. Don't you get that?