The C.A.S.H. Courier Newsletter
Eye on the Elected and Appointed
SALLY JEWELL, SECRETARY OF THE
DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR!
[NOTE from C.A.S.H.:It’s great to be done with the camouflage,
firearms, and cowboy hats!!!!]
When Sally Jewell, the President and CEO
of REI, a major retailer of outdoor recreation goods, was appointed the new
Secretary of the Interior recently, many wildlife advocates and
environmental groups were pleased.
Part of what wildlife advocates like
about Jewell is the fact that her sporting goods company does not sell
hunting supplies – a rare thing in today’s cutthroat market. Jewell
has said that she herself does not hunt. Singing her praises, The
Wildlife Conservation Society said that Jewell “combined her business acumen
and her love of nature to build a company devoted to environmental
And Defenders of Wildlife President Jamie Clark said:
Many of the gains we have made over the past decades for our wildlife…..are
at risk……Given her past accomplishments….. Sally Jewell has the commitment
and experience. We congratulate her on her nomination and look forward
to working with her.”
We hope we may count on the Secretary to speak up for wildlife on such
issues as keeping wolves on the Endangered Species List and stopping the
outrageous slaughter of bison, to name but two of hundreds of preservation
However, there may be some cause for concern over Secretary
Jewell’s position on hydraulic fracturing. This extreme method of gas
extraction is having a devastating effect on wildlife. Fracking should be
banned, plain and simple.
Call and write letters to the Secretary,
expressing your strong feelings about wildlife protection, wildlife
watching, and how it may best be achieved.
Contact info for
Secretary Sally Jewell, Department of the Interior,
1849 C Street, N.W., Washington DC 20240, 202-208-3100
WHO WOULD BELIEVE?
ELENA KAGEN – SUPREME COURT JUSTICE IS
GONNA BAG HERSELF AN ANTELOPE
Supreme Court Justices Elena Kagan and
Antonin Scalia like to hunt together.
Kagan amused an audience Friday at
the University of Tennessee College of Law in Knoxville with stories of how
the conservative Scalia taught her to shoot fowl.
She said Scalia told
her in the spring, “It’s time to move on to the big game.”
She said the
two will go hunting in Wyoming this weekend and she hopes to bag an
Report from Huffington Post and photo from:
CHARLES SCHUMER ENCOURAGES HUNTING
Sen. Charles Schumer has joined with colleagues from Arkansas, Idaho,
Arizona and Wyoming to introduce bipartisan federal legislation that would
give more incentive to hunters to support venison donation programs.
plan would allow any hunter who pays for venison processing — and donates
the flesh — to deduct the cost from his or her federal taxable income,
provided the meat was donated.
Further, any processor that is paid by a
nonprofit donation program would not have to pay tax on that money. The
expectation is that the processor would charge a lower fee, helping an
organization like the Venison Donation Coalition, which works with 100
processors in 50 counties.
[There is no inspection of flesh from a wild
animal that is killed by hunters. Lead is likely present, along with hair,
bacteria, possible CWD, and parasites. What an awful and unethical way to
treat the poor. Please let Senator Schumer know that you are not impressed
by his catering to the killers of our wildlife and providing them with
further pretexts to kill wildlife while they poison the poor, and drain our
tax coffers even more!]
Go on to Brutal Murder of a Young Turtle
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