August 22, 2019

Exposing Hunting Hatred

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*Editor’s Note* – Some may think the opinion piece linked to below is about Question One on the Maine ballot – a referendum about “clean” elections and transparency. But it really is not. It’s about furthering one’s specific agenda of hating on anything to do with hunting and trapping.

If Question One is worth anything, it can stand on its own as having a real need for campaign and election transparency. Yet, in the middle of the opinion piece, the author inserts the below paragraph, seemingly as an example of why changes need to be made in how money is raised to support campaigns.

I suppose when a person or group of persons hate anything and anyone enough, any excuse is a good reason to promote their cause regardless of relevance. This sort of trash needs to be exposed for what it is.

During the campaign for the bear referendum of 2014, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) located in Washington, D.C., was labeled as an out-of-state special interest group that manipulated a large number of unsuspecting Mainers into voting for the referendum. While it was reported in the news media that the spending for the campaign on both sides of the referendum was approximately equal; not much mention was made of the national and local hunting and sporting groups that campaigned against the referendum. It’s time to set the record straight.

Source: Who’s Paying for What or Whose Government Is It Anyway? | The View from Here

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