Hunting More Dangerous Than Ephedrine
Sent to the Pittsburgh, PA Post-Gazette
The U.S. government recently banned the herbal extract
ephedrine because of adverse reactions that according to a Rand Report
released in early 2003, caused two deaths out of about 16,000 incidents.
In contrast, at least thirty-three children aged eighteen
and younger were injured or killed in hunting accidents since September
Instead of banning the violent and dangerous sport of
hunting, on December 12, President Bush addressed pro-hunting special
interests in the White House and pledged to them his support. It is clear
that this administration's priorities are misguided.
It is distressing to say the least that President Bush and
his administration are leading an all-out war on wildlife and the natural
world, and ignoring the very real consequences that take the lives of so
many children every year.
Both the President and Vice-President Cheney spend their
free time killing harmless birds, some as tiny as quail who weigh less than
Instead of pandering to hunting interests, the President
should be stepping up "Homeland Security" and protecting our children from
the violence of hunting. Ignoring this real and current threat is nothing
short of negligence.
To learn what you can do to protect the homeland from the
violence of sport hunting, please contact the Committee to Abolish Sport
845-256-1400. Together we can make the world a safer place for all.
Joe Miele, Vice President
The Committee to Abolish Sport Hunting