The “Creatures’ Caucus” – A Call to Action

February 19, 2009 at 10:19 pm 4 comments

Back in December the HSUS bragged that a record number of animal “protection” laws had been passed in 2008.  Their website states that; “The nation’s largest animal protection organization ushered in a whole new era of policies for animals by helping to pass 91 new animal protection laws this year, surpassing the previous record number of 86 new laws enacted in 2007.” 

While we’re absolutely in favor of well-written legislation that improves the lives of animals — it is our opinion that the goal of the “protective” legislation pushed by HSUS lobbyist is to end all use of animals.  HSUS lobbies for breed-specific legislation, limit laws, mandatory spay-neuter and overly restrictive breeding regulations designed to put hobby, show and working dog breeders out of business.  While 2008 saw record numbers of these kinds of laws introduced at every level across the country, 2009 may be even worse. According to a press release just posted by United States Sportsmen’s Alliance:

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) couldn’t be happier with the formation of a new group of Congressmen that will promote its agenda.

On February 18, U.S. Representatives Jim Moran (D- VA) and Elton Gallegy (R- CA) announced the formation of a new Congressional Animal Protection Caucus. The goal of the group is to get like-minded members of Congress together and promote animal rights policy in Washington, D.C. through forums and briefings. 

According to the Humane Society Legislative Fund (HSLF), the legislative wing of the HSUS, the new caucus will “take lawmaking for the animals to the next level.” HSLF went on to gush in its blog, “we could not be more excited about their leadership of this new organization of humane lawmakers.”

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This group of legislators, also known as the “Creatures’ Caucus” appears to be operating under the false assumption that HSUS speaks for American pet owners.  A press release published yesterday on Moran’s website prominently features this quote:

“The American public is united in its belief that all animals deserve humane treatment,” said Wayne Pacelle, President and CEO of The Humane Society of the United States.  “The newly constituted Congressional Animal Protection Caucus will help better align our federal policies with public opinion, and we are excited to work closely with its leaders and with the entire Congress to combat cruelty and abuse.”

NEWSFLASH Representative Moran — the beliefs of the American public are in no way “united” with those of the HSUS.  Most of us enjoy eating meat, drinking milk, wearing leather and wool and owning pets.  Lots of us enjoy hunting and fishing.  Many of us love “dangerous” breeds of dogs. And unlike the self-rightous a$$#*les at HSUS, we don’t feel entitled to force our social / religious / moral standards on other people.

Folks, this is something we all need to keep an eye on. Write to your senators and representatives and let them know that “Humane Wayne” and his vicious pack of mindless, mean-spirited monsters don’t speak for you.  According to USSA:

As of press time, a full list of other U.S. Representatives joining the caucus was not available. However, the USSA will let sportsmen know as the names become available. Each member of the caucus should be contacted by constituents in their districts. 

Don’t wait for that list to come out. Call or write NOW.  We all need to make sure that we are the voice our elected representatives hear.

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  • 1. Caveat  |  February 19, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    The HSUS likes to mislead legislators in many ways. Creating the impression that they have widespread support is just one of the many ways they con officials.

    Obviously, I agree with the humane care of animals, especially farm and wild animals.

    However, their actions, coupled with their anti-pet, anti-domestic animal fringe beliefs, made me lose respect for the HSUS a long time ago.

    Where are our betters in the mainstream news media these days? Are they so charmed by the term ‘humane society’ that they don’t dig into who the HSUS represents? What’s with quoting ALFie Goodwin all the time now without one reference to his background?

    Geez, do we volunteer bloggers have to do everything, all- the fact-checking, digging and debunking so our overlords can just pull releases off the wire and run them?

    Or what?

  • 2. SmartDogs  |  February 19, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    Yeah – you know, if I wasn’t on USSA’s email list I wouldn’t even have seen this. After I got the press release I googled the news several times and came up empty each time.

    The silence is deafening.

  • 3. Donovan  |  February 20, 2009 at 3:24 am

    “The American public is united in its belief that all animals deserve humane treatment,” said Wayne Pacelle, President and CEO of The Humane Society of the United States.”

    This guy is scum.

  • 4. Dorene  |  February 20, 2009 at 3:29 am

    Forming a caucus isn’t that much of a deal in itself — politicians like to get these groups together. However, the important part is telling your elected folks that you do or do not wan them to join a particular caucus — it gives you a platform to discuss an issue with them. If not enough officials sign up, the caucus either dies or is just a twice a year club for those who like an issue.

    Supposedly (everyone knows but me), I’ve been put on my town’s Parks, Recreation and Property committee so breed bans, etc ain’t happening here. Our town is also doing an ordinance sweep and there’s nothing there any of us would have a problem with — I just checked through before coming here.

    I have been a local government pest for the past 6 years — and now they are giving me decision making access on my issues. Sometimes, it pays to slog through — to do one’s homework, be focused, be persistant and just not going away. If you had asked me 3 years ago if I would EVER be accepted by the local Powers, I would have laughed long and hard and never believed it. So, be articulate, timely and “always’ there and evenutally, we’ll get these things turned around.

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