Please contact the House Finance Committee
The anti-hunting extremists at the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) have apparently struck a deal to try to force through Senate Bill 460 next week! This bill, introduced by Freshman State Senator Don Davis (D-5), is the key to HSUS gaining a foothold in
So, how does S 460 impact hunters? If HSUS is successful with its apparent goal of eliminating commercial dog breeders, then hunting with dogs will quickly become the activity of only the wealthy who can afford dogs that will become rarer and more expensive. Anyone who cares about our hunting heritage, even those who do not use dogs in their activities, should be very concerned about S 460. You can be sure that HSUS does not intend to stop at just hurting hunters who use dogs. The organization’s president, Wayne Pacelle, has stated, “We are going to use the ballot box and the democratic process to stop all hunting in the
Right now, S 460 is in the House Finance Committee, which has yet to announce when the bill will be heard. It is our understanding that HSUS has negotiated new language that may be offered to add new restrictions to the bill, in an attempt to make it appear as if the organization is “compromising.” If this is true, it seems hard to understand how adding language creating additional restrictions is a “compromise.” It also seems odd that NRA has not once been asked for its input on any new language, considering we have been vocal critics of this bill, and have communicated our opposition to lawmakers.
If the Finance Committee takes up S. 460, it is likely to be on Thursday, June 24, at 8:30AM in Room 544 of the
If you cannot attend, please take a moment to contact members of the House Finance Committee to urge them to oppose S 460 and the anti-hunting agenda of HSUS.
Contact for the House Finance Committee can be found here.
If you intend to send legislators e-mail, please be sure to use "Oppose SB 460" as your subject line.
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