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California Senate Passes Bogus Anti-Hunting Bill

by PH Online Editors   |  May 24th, 2012 11

Leave it to California to go after hunting.

Just a few months after state officials publicly chastised Fish and Game Commission president Daniel Richards for his participation in a legal cougar hunt in Idaho, on Tuesday the California Senate passed Senate Bill 1221, which if signed into law, would ban the use of hounds to hunt bears and bobcats.

And who would sponsor this bogus piece of legislation but the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), who rank way down there with PETA on our list of favorite organizations.

HSUS, which unsuccessfully lobbied for Richards’ resignation, apparently won the California legislature over with facts that were less than true — in other words, lies.

Evan Heusinkveld, director of the state services for the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance, tweeted the following messages:

Apparently facts don’t matter, though, as the bill passed the Senate 22-15, meaning it will now move on to the state assembly. Hopefully, there will be a few more folks there more willing to listen to facts rather than weak, pathos-driven arguments.

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