Bird Dog & Retriever News

April / May 2003 issue Page 9

 personal freedoms, including free speech, but we must not sit quietly when a nonprofit organization engages in activities clearly inconsistent with its charitable exempt status."
It's no wonder that more than 50,000 people have signed a petition calling for the Internal Revenue Service to strip tax-exempt status from PETA," added Bogner. "Americans should add their names to this petition by visiting www.petitiononline.com/rvkptaex so precious charitable giving resources will go where they can make a real difference."
Recent examples of PETA ignoring the public trust include:
Asking Yasser Arafat's Fatah Party to "tell his terrorists not to use donkeys when it comes to blowing up humans." According to Mike Bolton of the Birmingham News, 729 Israelis have died in suicide bombings and other terrorist attacks. Yet, "PETA members are more concerned over the death of a single ass. I suppose it is human nature to be more concerned about your own kind."
Enraging the worldwide Jewish community with inflammatory statements about the processing of farm animals in North America. Abraham H. Foxman, Anti-Defamation League Director and Holocaust survivor, said, "The effort by PETA to compare the deliberate systematic murder of millions of Jews to the issue of animal rights is abhorrent. PETA's effort to seek 'approval' for their Holocaust on Your Plate campaign is outrageous, offensive and takes chutzpah to new heights."
Funding recognized terrorist groups, including a $1,500 contribution PETA made in April 2001 to the North American Earth Liberation Front. In response to expressions of public concern on this issue, Bruce Friedrich, PETA Vegan Campaign Coordinator, said, "I think it's perfectly appropriate for people to take bricks and toss them through the windows. Hallelujah to the people who are willing to do it."
Maligning U.S. Representative Richard Pombo (R., CA) Chairman of the House Resources Committee, the United States and more than 100 other nations which participated in the Convention on International Free Trade in Endangered Species for resolving that a limited ivory trade will advance the sustainable use conservation programs that are helping elephant populations and other wildlife species, and providing needed funding to indigenous people who live with elephants on a daily basis.
Falsely asserting that "hunters kill hundreds of rare, endangered and threatened animals annually." Nothing could be further from the truth! Legal hunting is done on a permit basis through which populations are managed by government biologists.
Lying about the effects of hoof-and-mouth disease when PETA President Ingrid Newkirk said, "I openly hope that it comes here. It will bring economic harm only for those who profit from giving people heart attacks."
Confusing children in New York with a bus advertising campaign that says "Feeding kids meat is child abuse-fight the fat," and across the United States and Canada with similarly misleading anti-dairy campaigns.
"It's time for every hunter and every American to sound off against PETA," concluded Bogner.
SCI ­ First For Hunters is the leader in protecting the freedom to hunt and in promoting wildlife conservation worldwide. This chapter driven, nonprofit association is a tireless advocate for the world's 45 million sportsmen and sportswomen, who, through legal hunting, annually drive more than $1.7 billion in funding to conserve all wild species. For more information, call 520-620-1220 or visit www.scifirstforhunters.org.

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