War plan of the GLOBAL ANTI-HUNTING COALITION – 1 of 3

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It’s time Americans beat back this utterly depraved, anachronistic fraternity getting their barbaric kicks under the cover of “sport”

Ask who the most powerful person in the world is, and most Americans would say “the president of the United States”. But from my humble Canadian’s point of view, he is not even the most powerful person in the United States. If a superlative has to be used, I’d say that he is the Biggest Puppet in America, which of course implies the presence of one or more puppet masters above him, pulling his strings. I can easily name you the BIG FIVE: Oil, Meat, Pharmaceutical, Insurance, and Hunting.
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ANTHONY MARR: War Plan of the GLOBAL ANTI-HUNTING COALITION (GAHC) 2011/2012 – Part 1 of 3
Part 1: The State of The Union [print_link]
WEDNESDAY, JULY 28, 2010
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BIG OIL, for example, has such power in American politics that in spite of EXXON being the #1 profiting corporation in Fortune 500’s book, the U.S. government still has to pump multi-billion tax dollars into subsidizing the oil companies, sparing but a pittance to the green-tech industry which is the one that needs the subsidy to get off the ground.
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BIG MEAT, for another example, has forced out the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA) which makes it a criminal offense to cause financial loss to any animal enterprise, even by peaceful and non-violent means.
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Of course BIG DRUGS and BIG BUCKS both have their ways with the government to extract major tax dollars for bailing out their sagging economies and bolster their diminishing moralities.
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And BIG GUN, case in point, has forced the current American president, himself not a hunter, who has unofficially expressed his disdain for hunters and hunting, to glowingly proclaim September 25 as the “National Hunting and Fishing Day”, and to recently issued an open chiding of the American public for not hunting and fishing enough.
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It is crystal clear to anyone who looks that this BIG FIVE, and the sixths and sevenths, run the country, from the Presidency, the Legislature and the Judiciary on down, to the state, county and municipal governments, almost all of which, where the recreational killing of wild animals is concerned, are pro-hunting if not downright controlled and run by hunters.
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Here are a few largely hidden but hugely damning facts about the dark side of the force in America:
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1. Only about 5% of Americans are Recreational Hunters or “Sport” Hunters, and even less in a heavily urbanized state like New Jersey, where only 0.8% of the population hunt – i.e. 99.2% of New Jerseyans do not hunt. And yet, even in New jersey, wildlife management policies are determined by hunters, for hunters, while hikers, campers, wildlife photographers, bird watchers, independent biologists, ecologists, environmentalists, much less animal advocates, have no say in the matter whatsoever.
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Specifically, Article 2 of Chapter 1 of Title 4 of the New Jersey Statute states: “Six members (*out of the 11) of the Fish and Game Council must be sportsmen (“sportsmen” = hunters) recommended to the Governor for appointment to the council by the New Jersey State Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs; one of such members shall be the Chairman of the committee”.
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2. The Trexler Nature Preserve (TNP) near Allentown, Pennsylvania, illustrates another point, that hunters and prohunting governments collude to fool the public into supporting previously unsupported and/or unsupportable hunting activities. TNP was established by General Harry Trexler in 1906, who stipulated that the 2 sq.mi. urban park was out of bounds to hunting, and this was honored for exactly 100 years.
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In 2007, however, when I was conducting my 36-states-in-6-months Compassion for Animals Road Expedition #5 (CARE-5 – I’m currently on CARE-7), local activists informed me that the municipal government declared that the ecology of the preserve was being severely damaged by an overabundance of Whitetailed deer and that a massive cull was planned to cut the deer population back down to size. Since it was an urban preserve, the discharge of firearms was prohibited, and who but the bow-hunters volunteered themselves to perform the cull as a service to the community, free of charge.  PHOTO (Left) Anthony Marr on his tour.
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Since the “cull” was already set in stone, all we could do was to go into the park on opening day to protest, observe, record and report. Were I blindfolded and carried into the preserve and had my blindfold then removed, I would have sworn that, instead of a wooded park, I was looking at a plantation or farm. What I saw, other than the heavily armed and camo-clad hunters, was that acres upon acres of forest had been plowed down, with rows upon rows of rape and deer clover planted in its place. And there were vast patches of bare earth where the natural vegetation had been freshly removed.
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To my practiced eye, the perfidy of the plan became at once all too clear. Deer biology has it that after the rut, most does would carry about 3 fetuses. In food shortage situations, two or all three of the fetuses would be spontaneously aborted, whereas given rich food like rape or deer clover, all three fetuses would come to term and be born as fawns. The purpose of the plantation, called a “food plot” even in the hunters’ lingo, was to maximize the deer’s reproductive rate within the preserve – for hunting purposes. It was none other than the bow hunters themselves who perpetrated this nefarious scheme, and the local government was there to do their bidding. The bow-hunters are a highly aggressive lot, whose plan, and action, are to push their way into places where deer are present and the discharge of firearms is prohibited. I called the local newspaper and a reporter came for an interview. Meanwhile, I took photos of the food plot, and the hunters, and the dead deer that got pulled out of the distant woods.
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Came the next morning, the resulting article contained not a single word about the food plot, nor a single photo I had provided. Instead, it glowingly praised the woman who shot the first 8-point buck, with a picture of her crouching proudly behind him.
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And of course he forgot to mention that while hunting itself is despicable enough, bow-hunting, with a non-lethal wounding rate of 50% or more, meaning that with every 100 deer shot with an arrow, 50 of them would stagger around with hideous wounds for days, weeks and even months before succumbing to a lingering death, is the worst of it all.
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Thus, by hook and by crook, and by arrow and by bolt, the bow-hunters own the government, and media, the public, the preserve and the deer. And once they get their feet in the door, they will never leave. And General Trexler’s dying wish has been utterly disrespected, violated, trampled and betrayed.
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3. The Trexler preserve is but a microcosm of the entire country. Of the 300 million Americans, 15-18 million are hunters, most being deer hunter, and most wanting more than one deer per season. In fact, the laws of some states often require a hunter to first kill a doe before being allowed to kill a buck. Thus, some 15-20 million extra deer are needed annually to satisfy the hunters’ blood lust than the natural environment could support, and thus, hunters and pro-hunting governments plant food-plots all over the country, on private and public land, to boost the deer population by that amount and for that purpose. This precipitates a statistically consistent 1 million or so deer and some 250 humans fatalities on the highways and roadways across the land per year due to deer-vehicle accidents (DVAs).  PHOTO: Deer with arrow in eye, a common occurrence wherever bowhunters are allowed to practice their depraved little games.
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The governments and hunters then blame the human deaths and property damage on the deer, and the public would then support them in their drive to hunt deer in forests and backyards alike.
The hunters are not unaware of the human deaths due to their deer-population-boosting activities, but they push their “program” on nonetheless. This makes them more than just serial-killers (of animals, mostly), but also premeditated mass-murderers, and even terrorists, since, by definition, the victims of terrorism never know who they would be, and where and when they would be killed.
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4. There is such a thing as “public consultation”. When, for example, a municipal government intends to institute an urban deer hunt by bow-hunters, it would open the subject for public discussion at city hall. Over the years, in my various long tours, I have participated in dozens of such sessions, and spoken out in many. My conclusion is that by the time the public consultation occurs, the decision has already been made behind closed doors, and no amount of protest and opposition will bring about one iota of difference. It is just for show. It is just another category of pseudo-democracy.
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5. Last but not least are the state-level Hunter Harassment Statutes (laws protecting hunters from being “harassed”), which by their very nature often violate the U.S. Constitution with impunity, and the ACLU is hard pressed to do anything about it. A woman who owned a 20 acre piece of property near Pittsburgh, with NO TRESPASSING and NO HUNTING signs all over its periphery, had her First Amendment free speech rights and property rights violated by being convicted on 9 counts of “hunter harassment” for asking a group of hunters hunting on her property to leave. PHOTO: Deer/car collision. Such encounters increase in frequency as deer populations are artificially expanded by wildlife agencies to satisfy the bloodlust of their chief “customers”, the hunters.
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Anthony Marr’s AR2009 anti-hunting plenary speech
[flv]http://www.cjournal.info/videos/aMarrantiHuntingPlenary.flv[/flv]
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And there are cases where people with video evidence proving that it was hunters who harassed them instead of the other way around who were also convicted of hunter harassment, and in some instances imprisoned.
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6. Other than the above, there are numerous cases where innocent people are hurt or killed by hunters, sometimes maliciously, with the law siding with the hunters.
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All in all, at least where hunting is concerned, America has lost its democracy, and the new warlords are none other than the hunters themselves.
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To be continued…
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
ANTHONY MARR serves as Senior Science Editor and as Special Animal-Environmental Issues Editor with The Greanville Post and Cyrano’s Journal Online. He’s also founder and president of Heal Our Planet Earth (HOPE); the Global Anti-Hunting Coalition (GAHC), and other organizations. He can be reached at Anthony-Marr@HOPE-CARE.org /// http://www.HOPE-CARE.org
6 comments on “War plan of the GLOBAL ANTI-HUNTING COALITION – 1 of 3
  1. Direct action is required to stop the hunters from killing animals, and destroying the very little wildlife that left. Dressing like the Terminator, and performing ritual killings of defenseless animals is not a sport, but is a reflection of inadequacy, and the search for some type of reassurance in order to hide their cowardliness. Unlike on the battlefield, the defenseless animals do not have weapons to shoot back. This shows that the Obama, or which ever puppet administration can be controlled even by a well organized, profit generating, intellectually inferior, and mentally impaired mob.

  2. “Sport Hunters” are one of the last groups of clinically depraved individuals licensed by the state (read corrupt, cowardly politicians bowing to “tradition”) to carry out their disgusting activities with total impunity. Guess what, as long as human beings are awash in all sort of problems—unemployment, racial issues, whatever—they will pay little attention to the plight of animals. That’s why the current “elections” of politicians in this country has to be reformed at the root, starting with the throwing out of the moneymen, followed by the filthy politicians who do their bidding. That of course goes for Obama and his party, too. About the criminal Republicans, nothing further needs to be said. Hang’em all.

  3. Agreeing with tumultinhimmel, unfortunately the majority of people are immersed in their immediate problems, however they should spare some time to care for other species. The indifference and inaction resulted in the laws that protects the hunters, and punishes animal right groups, in fact everybody who voices opposition to the cruelties, and threatens the profit generated from them.

  4. We live in absurd and criminal times. We are led by corrupt, criminal, and cowardly people. What else can we expect from such a crowd but an inversion of values and a mockery of justice? It’s no accident that these backward people who love to dress in camos and go around shooting animals for “fun”…are fully protected by the law, while folks who try to stop and denounce their actions are persecuted as terrorists!

    As Marr suggests the highjacking of our wild spaces by this minority but aggressive mob should be stopped.

  5. How can you even start to say hunting is cruel? If it wasn’t for hunters the wildlife that you love to get so close and try and feed ( which is illegal) would be in your backyard because they are so over populated. “oh look at Bambi he is so beautiful lets try and touch him” most of you don’t know how wild and dangerous these animals are you look at them like household “pets”. Hunting is so much more humane then having some cow butchered living in 5′ by 5′ pen its entire life laying in its own feces. Oh but i forgot most of you are vegetarians. You wouldn’t think that a “redneck” would actually have knowledge do you? obviously we have courage if i can write this letter. HUNTING WILL NEVER END

  6. Nick:

    With your macho defiance you betray your own moral and knowledge underdevelopment. All you do is regurgitate the same old arguments and lies put forth by hunters to justify their obsession with going out there and shooting animals. (Overpopulation of various “prey” species favored by hunters is usually due to the deliberate policy of wasting the local predators by hunters and wildlife “managers”, and that’sjust ONE aspect of this issue.)

    Fact is you’re not only a moral retard, you’re also a hypocrite because you make an argument in which you sound as if all hunters were a charitable bunch FORCED to go out in the woods to kill wildlife for their own good, as if we were talking about people in firefights or terminal medical cases when that kind of choice is thrust upon you.

    As an ex Marine (and former hunter) I can give you assurances I would be happy to face you in the woods, mano a mano, with any weapon you choose. For once you’d be confronting an animal capable of discounting your cowardly advantage.

    And by the way, I celebrate the fact you have heard about the horrors of factory farming.

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