quintessential big-game hunters' club, of which
both Presidents Bush, and VP Cheney on down, are members, is more honest
with its self-indicting nomenclature.) Not only are vast financial
resources injected into these imposter groups from the innocent
animal-loving public, but the AR and AW movements are deprived of these
same resources in the process, so the damage done to the AR/AW movement
To help us understand the situation, let me start from the
quintessential hunter himself, who often holds high positions in these
hunt clubs and imposter groups, as well as government.
1. His most primal motivation is to kill animals for entertainment
and, to perpetuate their "culture" and "tradition", to teach their
offspring, as young as 3, to kill for fun.
2. He prides himself of being the "true wildlife conservationist",
when his true motive, even if he ends up conserving some species, is to
have more of that species to hunt next year, not to preserve nature for
its own sakes to perpetuity as lived by real wildlife preservationists.
3. He "harvests" the most magnificent specimen of any given species,
fully knowing, yet disregarding, that this would diminish the quality of
that species over time. All he cares about is to have the biggest trophy
in his rec-room, perhaps as a compensation for his personal shortcomings
which he would certainly not hang on the wall.
4. He regards the natural predators, such as cougar, bear and wolf,
as competitors for deer, elk and moose, and seeks to exterminate them by
any means necessary, including involving these pseudo-conservation
groups and imposter groups in the process. They of course enjoy killing
all animals, including, perhaps especially, the predators.
5. He wants as many deer (being the main prey by far, plus elk and
moose and others) to hunt as possible. Eradicating the predator species
is one means to this end. They also artificially feed deer in the wild
(in the form of feed plots), for the express purpose of cultivating as
large a deer population for hunting purposes as possible.
6. He and his political and industrial cronies then complain bitterly
and loudly to the public that there is a deer overpopulation problem
from coast to coast, and that deer must be and need be hunted in large
numbers, and urban and suburban deer culled by bow hunters (among others
like sharpshooters and captive bolters), to "protect the public" from
deer-vehicle accidents (DVAs) across the land, and horticultural damage
in residents' gardens.
8. He makes it sound as if he is doing the public a favor, but the
truth of the matter is that first, he is the origin of the deer
population problem, and second, the direct cause of DVAs. Call any major
insurance company and it will tell you that the largest number of DVA
claims occur during the deer hunting season, with a sharp spike on the
opening day of the season. Deer are usually prudent and cautious while
approaching any open space, such as a glade or a roadway. But on the
opening day, they dash across the road to escape from the hunters in the
8. Whereas there exists a broad range of non-lethal and humane
strategies, tactics, methods and technologies, including several proven
categories of immunocontraception techniques (and the new concept of the
Deer Auto-Conveyor - DAC - see www.HOPE-CARE.org - deer section), which
in combination can easily replace and displace the lethal methods. For
this very reason, immunocontraception is by-and-large not permitted by
the hunter-dominated governments in the vast majority of states.
9. The reason for the governments making pro-hunting policy as a rule
is that most of the wildlife-oriented decision-makers in government are
themselves hunters and their cronies. This is an artificial situation,
dictated by laws and rules and regulations created by hunters, for
hunters. Things cannot be more glaring than in such examples as the NJ
Fish and Game Council filling itself with hunters by means of the
archaic Title 13 which requires that at least 7 of the 11 voting members
must be hunters. States like PA and others have similar rules.
10. The hunters, hunter groups, imposter groups and the hunting
industry are immensely rich and powerful (partly due to the misdirected
donations from the deceived public) that most politicians, from the
president on down, have become their puppets.
All in all, the prevailing situation in most states is that less than
6 or 7 percent of their populations hunt, but hunters and pro-hunters
have the inside track in most if not all political decisions where
wildlife management is concerned. The small minority calls the shots. In
this context, American democracy is a joke.