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Committee To Abolish Sport Hunting
PO BOX 13815, LAS CRUCES, NM 88013-3815
~~ ACTION ALERT ~~
Contact your federal Senators ASAP and urge them to vote NO on the "Conservation and Economic Growth Act" -HR 2578;
URGENT ACTION NEEDED
The Conservation & Economic Growth Act is a dangerous bill that
includes the misleadingly titled “Target Practice and Marksmanship
Training Support Act (H.R. 3065),” and must be defeated in the Senate
because it has already passed in the House of Representatives.
Background: The Pittman-Robertson Act mandates that
excises taxes from the sale of weapons, ammunition and hunting
equipment must be spent to enhance “conservation” efforts, including
the promotion of recreational killing of wildlife and selective
restoration for hunted animal habitat.
(sponsored by Rep. Heath Schuler –D, N.C.), will allow state hunting
agencies to siphon Pittman-Robertson funds away from habitat support
and use them to recruit new hunters into the deadly blood sport of
Hunters are desperate to build up their numbers
since participation in their violent sport has been waning steadily
over the past two decades, and this awful bill attempts to reverse a
decline in opportunities for recreational animal killing on public
Call the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121.
An operator will connect you directly with the Senate office you
http://www.senate.gov/ to e-mail your Senators.
is imperative that we contact our senators and urge them to vote NO on
H.R. 2578. The hunters and other violent wildlife abusers are
fighting hard for the passage of this bill, and even though we
significantly outnumber them we must fight against their efforts by
letting our voices be heard.
I am contacting you to add my voice to those of
millions of American citizens who oppose the Conservation & Economic
Growth Act (HR 2578). Please do all you can to prevent this
dangerous bill from becoming law and if necessary, vote “no” on the
Senate version of the bill if it comes before the Senate for a vote.
HR 2578 would siphon funds away from wildlife habitat
protection and use those funds to promote the dangerous and
destructive sport of recreational hunting. Sport hunting has
been waning in popularity over the past two decades and Congress
should not be misappropriating the taxes of millions of non-hunting
target shooters who wish to see wildlife habitat protected with their
Because HR 2578 would result in irreparable
damage to the natural world in an effort to promote recreational
hunting, I respectfully urge you to oppose the Conservation & Economic
Growth Act and doo all within your power to prevent it from becoming
Your response will be greatly appreciated.