Alaskan Congressman Refuses Humane Society Award
I don't usually post about politics or the like thereof, but this one made me smile today. Props to the Congressman from Alaska!
Alaskan Congressman Don Young refused an award this evening from The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and the Humane Society Legislative Fund that would have honored his work for animals in 2010. While capitalizing on the good work of local humane societies that shelter, spay, and neuter animals, the HSUS does not own, operate, or directly control a single animal shelter in our country, despite a budget of well over $100 million.
“HSUS are hypocrites, plain and simple, and I will not join them by accepting this award,” said Rep. Young. “Local animal shelters and humane societies do excellent work by caring for neglected and homeless animals, and through their spaying and neutering programs. This organization, however, has absolutely nothing to do with animal welfare. Instead they prey on the emotions of big-hearted Americans. They flash images of abused animals on our television screens to raise money that will eventually go to pay their salaries and pensions, not to helping better the lives of these animals. They run anti-hunting and anti-trapping campaigns and are of the same cloth as PETA and other extremist organizations. I can only guess that I was to receive this award due to my support of the Wildlife Without Borders program, which develops wildlife management and conservation efforts to maintain global species diversity. That program is true conservation; what this group wants is preservation. To accept this award would be supporting their manipulative ways and misguided agenda, and I want no part of that.”
I've worked with animal shelters in the past and believe what they were doing was great, but you won't catch me associated with the HSUS or PETA. Money sucking, manipulative scumbags with an twisted agenda about sums it up.
Where do I sit on all of this? Proud member of Hunters Against PETA, that's where.
Here's some of the info right off of the front page of the site. Does this ring true or what?
There are more than 16 million hunters in America. We have been the silent majority for far too long. It’s time to stand up and fight back and beat them at their own game.
If we continue to sit back and be the silent majority they’ll slowly work their way through the political back doors until they’re all the way in. Then it will be extremely difficult if not impossible to undo the damage they’ll create to our hunting rights and freedoms.
Looks like Rep. Young didn't feel like being silent. Well stated, Rep. Young, well stated.