NEWTOWN, Conn –-(Ammoland.com)- National Shooting Sports Foundation and 29 other sportsmen’s and conservation organizations have sent a letter to Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams urging his office to take a close look at the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) fund raising practices in that state.
The letter (below) follows submission of an official complaint and serves to represent the interests of millions of sportsmen who provide the vast majority of conservation and wildlife habitat management funding.
This Colorado Springs Gazette.com editorial explains the concerns.
Last year, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt launched an inquiry into HSUS fundraising, saying, “…HSUS projects heart-wrenching imagery of puppies and kittens in solicitations in order to extract donations from unsuspecting Oklahomans who believe their donations are going to help local animal shelters, but instead, their hard-earned money may go to high-powered lobbying and special interest campaigns that are determined to shape state and federal legislation that would harm farmers, ranchers and other Oklahomans.”
About NSSF The National Shooting Sports Foundation is the trade association for the firearms industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of more than 6,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers. For more information, log on to www.nssf.org.