Columbus, OH –-(Ammoland.com)- The popular TV series, Duck Dynasty, has captured the attention of the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), with the animal rights group criticizing the show for promoting hunting.
Duck Dynasty, a popular show on A&E, follows the lives of the Robertson family, owners of the Duck Commander duck call brand. Family members are seen sporting camouflage, building duck blinds, and often times follows the family into the field while hunting.
PETA’s Vice President Dan Mathews is speaking out against the show, claiming that hunting encourages would-be criminals.
“Unfortunately hunting programs teach kids that violence is somehow acceptable,” Mathews told radaronline.com. “according to law-enforcement agencies, violent and aggressive criminals often start out as kids who were encouraged to disrespect and harm animals rather than understanding and being in awe of them.”
Nothing could be further from the truth.
Hunting has proved to be the number one conservation program in the fight to preserve and expand our nation’s wildlife populations. Young hunters are taught the importance of safety, and more importantly why we hunt and their importance in conservation efforts.
Mathews also claims that hunting licenses have plummeted in the past two decades and that “most people have a reverence for animals.”
If Mathews would have done his research, he would actually find that hunting license purchases have remained consistent over the last two decades while the public’s acceptance of hunting is over 70 percent.
PETA is the number three group on the USSA’s ‘Dirty Dozen’ list. PETA encourages its members to break established hunter harassment laws and to interfere with hunts by protesting, blowing horns, and other unlawful acts.
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About: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. Visit www.ussportsmen.org.