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Summer 2013 Issue
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!!!!]

politicians and animals

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 stewardship.”

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.”

http://www.defenders.org/press-release/defenders-wildlife-welcomes-sally-jewell-nomination-interior-secretary

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 matters.

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 Jewell:
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

politicians and animals

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 antelope. 
Report from Huffington Post and photo from:

http://www.biography.com/people/elena-kagan-560228
 
CHARLES SCHUMER ENCOURAGES HUNTING

politicians and animals

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.

The 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!]

www.schumer.senate.gov/Public/contact.htm

http://www.democratandchronicle.com/article/20130630/SPORTS0103/306300039/deer-hunting-venision-donations-tax-break 

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