Anne and Peter Muller
Anne and Peter Muller of C.A.S.H. guest lectured, for the second year, against hunting in two classes: Environmental Ethics and Hunting at Green Moutain College in Vermont.
C.A.S.H. sent letters to the Chair and every member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources opposing S.1348, the Hunting Heritage Protection Act which would manage lands to support, promote, and enhance access for hunting. The letter will be posted online under www.abolishsporthunting.org/Letters replete with a search feature.
Haagensen, Esq. is one of many victims of the Hunter Harassment
law, which prohibits addressing a hunter while he is in the act
of hunting. Jan can show specific damage done to her by
Pennsylvania's attempt to prosecute her for numerous criminal
offenses. Jan's case uniquely demonstrates that this gross abuse
of her rights was made possible only through the deliberate
application of the hunter harassment statute.
The courts will not take up a challenge to the constitutionality of a statute unless concrete damage from its application can be shown by an individual citizen. Jan's case, if successful, will provide a blueprint for countless landowners and law-abiding citizens who also wish to provide a refuge of safety for animals on their own property - and protect their own families from the danger of reckless hunters.
You can help Jan Haagensen to end any future use of this law by the government to force landowners to accept the invasion of their home ground by armed intruders, whose sole interest is in killing, and who have demonstrated their complete contempt for the lives and rights of other human beings and our wild brethren.
Stop Hunter Harassment Fund
|When you’re not seeing our letters in your local newspaper,
C.A.S.H. is hard at work reviewing information from around the
country and suggesting changes and improvements to policies that
have a detrimental impact on wildlife.
Sometimes we’re successful, sometimes we’re not, and many times we don’t know what impact we’ve had. There have been cases where C.A.S.H. has reached out to officials in an attempt to initiate dialog on important matters, and despite never being able to speak or meet with these officials in person, news accounts of events or the minutes of public meetings indicate that harmful policies had changed, or helpful policies had been adopted.
We chalk these victories up to YOU - our members and supporters - because you demanded action and those in charge listened. So even though we may not get that definitive “Yes C.A.S.H., we’ll do what you ask,” our impact is felt. Wildlife advocates outnumber hunters and trappers by an overwhelming margin, and our power is formidable when we’re organized and speak with one united voice.
Listed below are just a few of the many
issues C.A.S.H. has addressed since our last newsletter went to
|C.A.S.H./WILDLIFE WATCH/LEAGUE OF HUMANE VOTERS
Presented at the Rockland County Legislature which is contemplating opening bow-hunting up in the county parks. Peter Muller gave a powerpoint presentation countering the one given by those who want huntng in Westchester and Rockland.
later sent out an action alert to its Rockland membership urging
them to contact Harriet Cornell, Chairwoman of the Rockland
County Legislature saying they will not tolerate hunting in the
Sneden speaks directly from his heart to the legislators. The
best reason to not give this proposed law consideration is that
|Thank you to Chadwick Bovee for alerting C.A.S.H. to the
fact that the Martin Van Buren National Historic Site had shot a
groundhog for being a "nuisance."
The Chief Ranger of the Martin Van Buren National Historic Site in Kinderhook, NY, was interviewed on a radio program and mentioned it. Wildlife Watch put out an action alert and one of our most active members, Connie Young, called the park to request that they cease and desist.
Wildlife Watch called the Chief who said that he only shot wild animals "when necessary." After an amicable discussion, Chief James McKay, said that he would be happy to call a wildlife rehabilitator with injured, orphaned, or nuisance wildlife in the future!
|In cooperation with In Defense of Animals, C.A.S.H.
contacted officials in New York’s Westchester County and urged
them to cancel plans to allow bow hunting in two county parks.
C.A.S.H. also sent an action alert to our members and to the
animal rights community asking them to contact officials and
voice their concerns.
When the city of Ballwin, MO made it known that they planned to kill harmless Canada geese living in the city parks, C.A.S.H. reached out to the mayor and city council and provided them with factual information about humane goose management. We also urged them to contact the leading experts in the field of goose control - the Coalition to Prevent the Destruction of Canada Geese, and GeesePeace.
|Additionally, we’ve been adding to
and maintaining our database of hunting accidents, responding to
member e-mail and requests for information, and fielding all
that hate mail that we love so much. These are just a few of the
many issues C.A.S.H. has been involved with over the past few
months. We will continue to speak out for the protection of
wildlife wherever we’re needed.
Thank you for your