SCI President Babaz Responds To Anti-Hunting, Anti-Science Bill Intro’d by House Dems

Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ)
Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ)

Washington, DC – -(AmmoLand.com)- Safari Club International President Paul Babaz today issued a statement that points out the lunacy of a bill that has been introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives that, if passed into law, would harm the very wildlife it purports to want to help – all in the name of vilifying hunters and hunting. President Babaz’ statement notes:

“As expected, Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) has reintroduced an unserious wildlife bill designed to restrict importations from Africa in the highly mistaken belief that Washington, D.C. politicians and bureaucrats know best how to manage wildlife in range countries. The truth of the matter is they do not. It is African range countries that best know how to manage their wildlife populations.

“Rep. Grijalva’s legislation will no more protect wildlife in Africa than pigs will fly. In fact, targeting hunting or hunters will have the opposite effect and will lead to more species loss and more poaching. Sadly, this bill specifically targets the importation of species that have seen the greatest benefit from well-regulated hunting programs.

“Regulated trophy hunting helps wildlife and local economies, while attacks on hunting result in harm to the very animals that we all want to save. The evidence of this is clear and it is why many African and Asian countries use hunting to conserve wildlife and some African countries are considering lifting their restrictions on hunting.

“Safari Club International and other wildlife conservation groups will not back down. SCI strongly opposes Rep. Grijalva’s blatant attack. Hunters are standing tall and are prepared to defend the basics of wildlife conservation science. We look ahead with great eagerness for any opportunity to defend our hunting heritage.

“It is interesting to note that support for Grijalva’s bill by his House colleagues has plummeted by half every time it has been introduced. Those willing to examine facts know what this bill is: a clueless, anti-science hack bill written to raise money from fringe, anti-hunting radicals.”


Safari Club InternationalSafari Club International – First For Hunters is the leader in protecting the freedom to hunt and in promoting wildlife conservation worldwide. SCI’s approximately 200 Chapters represent all 50 of the United States as well as 106 other countries. SCI’s proactive leadership in a host of cooperative wildlife conservation, outdoor education and humanitarian programs, with the SCI Foundation and other conservation groups, research institutions and government agencies, empowers sportsmen to be contributing community members and participants in sound wildlife management and conservation. Visit the home page www.SafariClub.org, or call (520) 620-1220 for more information.

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Dennis Knox
Dennis Knox
2 years ago

I like to go hunting but i’m can’t go hunting because i’m on disability right now and I can’t for it because no one wants to take any handicap and disability them people don’t want to take any handicap and disability people we like just like everyone else like to go hunting for

Rattlerjake
Rattlerjake
2 years ago

Why do continuously allow these asshat leftists to violate the Constitution that they sworn an oath to support and protect? Every one of these lefturds needs to be thrown out of Congress when they introduce such bills. Why doesn’t ALL legislation go through the SCOTUS BEFORE it can be introduced so that the SCOTUS can decide the constitutionality – it would save us from having to conform to unconstitutional laws until someone is able to fight it all the way through the courts. It’s time that the SCOTUS made a decision on all of these gun infringement laws and stop… Read more »

circle8
circle8
2 years ago

Raul Grijalva is an idiot. Always has been and always will be one. He is a disgrace to Arizona and America. Enough said.

Dan Schwager
Dan Schwager
2 years ago

If you been watching the Democrats in congress over the years you will see they have no idea what they are doing and 99% damages the country and the world.

HankB
HankB
2 years ago

ALMOST every time a seriously bad law is proposed be it gun, hunting, tax, travel, drug, alcohol, labor law, immigration, education, whatever – covering practically anything at all – a Democrat is the culprit.
And so it is here.
Again.

JPM
JPM
2 years ago

I am constantly amazed how stupid the voters are here in Arizona to elect idiots and keep them in Washington. McCain, Flake, Grijalva, Sinema and more do nothing but bring shame to this wonderful state which was one of the first to ensure Constitutional Carry and many other personal freedoms. Poor Arizona, so close to California, so far from God.

Mark Kopycienski
Mark Kopycienski
2 years ago
Reply to  JPM

If you think it is bad in Arizona ,you should follow what is happening in N.J. . In Jersey they have not idiots representing them they have child molesters , and yet they keep voting them back in office. We are surrounded by idiots. I guess is my point. We all need to stand up and get rid of them. Could you imangine God sitting back and watching what is going on. If I was him I pull the the plug and these stupid anti Christian fools. They have two goals. One take our guns two to control us.

Gdubb
Gdubb
2 years ago

Is it just me, or is this guy admitting to be the biggest pussy in America?

SK
SK
2 years ago

The Progressive Caucus? Really?

joefoam
joefoam
2 years ago

Grijalva needs to concentrate on paying off his mistresses with taxpayer dollars and stop meddling in foreign affairs.

n r ringlee
n r ringlee
2 years ago

OK. And did you mention the fact that the source of this fraud is a life long communist? Of course not. Stating the obvious makes far too many republicans and cuckservatives “uncomfortable. Semper Fidelis