February 29, 2020

Last U.S. Lead Smelter to Close, Ammunition Manufacturing to Feel Effects

Charlotte, NC –(Ammoland.com)- In December, the final primary lead smelter in the United States will close. The lead smelter, located in Herculaneum, Missouri, and owned and operated by the Doe Run Company, has existed in the same location since 1892.

The Herculaneum smelter is currently the only smelter in the United States which can produce lead bullion from raw lead ore that is mined nearby in Missouri’s extensive lead deposits, giving the smelter its “primary” designation. The lead bullion produced in Herculaneum is then sold to lead product producers, including ammunition manufactures for use in conventional ammunition components such as projectiles, projectile cores, and primers. Several “secondary” smelters, where lead is recycled from products such as lead acid batteries or spent ammunition components, still operate in the United States.<<<Read the Rest>>>


“Speciesism: The Movie”: As Dumb As It Sounds

A couple of weeks ago a new schlock-umentary called “Speciesism: The Movie” premiered at a theater near us in Washington, D.C. We decided to go see it, given that many people from the Humane Society of the United States and other animal liberation groups would be in attendance, including folks like longtime (ex-)PETA leader Bruce Friedrich (who has said that “blowing stuff up and smashing windows…I do advocate it”) and Gene Baur, whose group Farm Sanctuary was found guilty of electoral fraud following a 2002 campaign in Florida.<<<Read the Rest>>>


A Very Appropriate Comment

The person who sent me this comment, I will not name, nor does he/she know I am going to post it. I don’t think it was intended to be posted on this site but I also feel quite confident that he/she wouldn’t mind at all. Please enjoy this as much as I did.

This is why they say animal law is a joke: all other areas of law study the rights and obligations that flow back and forth between the parties. With animals, the obligations flow only one way because animals are incapable of moral responsibility and therefore giving them rights is pure nonsensical fantasy.
Besides, my dog won’t mind not getting rights. I know this because the whole time I talked to him about this he ignored me. Instead, he sat in the middle of the living room floor in front of everyone licking the place under the base of his tail.


EnvironMENTALISM Shuts Down Cheerleaders’ Car Wash Fundraiser

I think it’s time for songwriters and singers to change their “patriotic” songs to more reflect the real nation the United States has become.

In San Jose, California, a Lincoln High School cheering squad was running a car wash on the school property to raise money for their activity. The city fascist Environmental Services Department(EDS), after complaints from totalitarian, mentally ill, brainwashed neighbors complained, shut down the operation stating it violated city water discharge laws.

According to statements by the EDS, “Anything that is not storm water or rain water is considered a pollutant.” Evidently the city funnels their storm water run-off into nearby creeks. Supposedly, waste water from the car wash was running into storm drains.

The city fascist government says that, “If it goes into a storm drain, that pollutant will harm wildlife and habitats in the creeks. Water goes directly from the storm drains into our creeks.”

Of course the hundreds and hundreds of gallons and pounds of items such as lawn fertilizers, grease, gas, oil on streets, bums pissing on the sidewalk, vomit, dog and cat excrement, spit from the mouths of human slobs, coffee dumped out of car windows, cigarette butts, etc. that eventually end up in the storm drains and into the creeks is alright but not a kids car wash?

I wonder how many thousands of people are washing their own vehicles at home and that run-off finds its way into the storm drains. Shouldn’t the city environMENTALists ban all home car washes? SHUT EM DOWN! Certainly there are more cars being washed in private driveways and back alleys than the handful a bunch of kids wash on a Saturday afternoon. And where does the city wash their vehicles?

And consider that the city themselves take sewer water and treat it with chemicals, not removing existing harmful chemicals and toxins, just “pollutants”, and dump their own toxic waste into the creeks, rivers and streams killing off fish and other wildlife. And that’s okay? But shut down a kids car wash?

If the environmental pigs are going to destroy a high school cheering squad, then what’s good for the goose is good for the gander. Perhaps it’s time to actually enforce the real polluters and litterers.

Let’s shut em all down! Including the city.



Kid Cages at School Bus Stops Spark Outrage

“The threat has become so ominous the local school district has decided to place wolf shelters (kid cages) at school bus stops to protect school children from wolves while they wait for the bus or parents. These wolf proof cages, constructed from plywood and wire, are designed to prevent wolves from taking a child. The absurdity of this scenario is mind-numbing.

What kind of society accepts the idea of children in cages while wolves are free to roam where they choose?”

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RMEF Grants Fund Michigan Conservation, Hunting Heritage Projects

MISSOULA, Mont.–Funding to enhance elk habitat, reduce damage to private crops and sponsorship of various hunting heritage projects highlight the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s 2013 grants for the state of Michigan.

The grants total $28,500 and directly affect Cheboygan, Delta, Dickinson, Monroe, Montmorency, Oakland and Otsego Counties. There are also several projects of statewide interest.

“There are approximately 1,000 elk currently in Michigan. This funding will improve their habitat enabling the herd to prosper and grow,” said David Allen, RMEF president and CEO. “The grants will also bolster Michigan’s rich hunting and outdoor heritage.”

Allen thanked RMEF’s Michigan members and volunteers for generating the grant funding through local membership drives, banquet fundraising and other activities. He also thanked RMEF supporters for their dedication to conservation in Michigan and across elk country.

RMEF’s mission is to ensure the future of elk, other wildlife, their habitat and our hunting heritage. Since 1985, RMEF and its partners completed 98 different conservation and hunting heritage outreach projects in Michigan with a combined value of more than $4.9 million.

RMEF’s 2013 grants will help fund the following projects in Michigan:

Cheboygan County—Enhance habitat and forage on 63 acres of elk range by cutting brush, tilling, fertilizing and planting buckwheat and white clover.

Delta County—Provide funding to assist the Upper Peninsula Youth Shotgun Sports Organization with efforts to expand participation in the Scholastic Clay Target Program into two additional Delta County school districts; and provide funding and RMEF volunteers to assist with the Great Lakes Sports & Recreation Club’s eight-week youth archery and shotgun league.

Dickinson County—Provide funding to offset travel costs to the state competition for the Dickinson County 4-H Big Shooters, which finished third place in junior air rifle, second in senior target .22, and an individual second in senior target .22.

Montmorency County—Provide funding to buy fertilizer to treat 266 acres of elk range to improve forage, reduce crop damage on nearby private lands, and provide wildlife viewing and hunting opportunities (also affects Cheboygan and Otsego counties).

Monroe County—Provide funding and RMEF volunteers to carry out SAFE Challenge youth shooting events at the Cabela’s Family Weekend in Dundee and the Bass Pro Shops in Auburn Hills (also affects Oakland County).

Statewide—Provide funding to help cover printing costs for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Elk Management Public Outreach Brochure; and provide three Eberlestock Team Elk hunting packs to the winners of the Pure Michigan Hunt drawing.

Conservation projects are selected for grants using science-based criteria and a committee of RMEF volunteers and staff along with representatives from partnering agencies and universities. RMEF volunteers and staff select hunting heritage projects to receive funding.

Partners for 2013 projects in Michigan include the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and various sportsmen, wildlife and civic organizations.


Difficult to Have “Wall of Shame” When There Is No Shame

Perhaps a bit like making laws to stop criminals, who, by definition do not regard laws, states like Minnesota and Maine have traveling shows where they exhibit taxidermy wildlife confiscated from poachers in what they hope will deter others from poaching. I have no data to show whether it does or doesn’t work but should we expect that poachers will actually feel shame?

Well, we might think there is no shame but in our bit of comfort zone ideology, do we think criminals/poachers would steal/poach the poachers “Wall of Shame?”

It seems that in Minnesota thieves cut locks on gates and got into the trailers of the “Wall of Shame” and stole 17 shoulder-mounted deer heads.

Such class!

Here’s a photo of Maine’s version of a “Wall of Shame.”



Non Surgical Treatment for Echinococcosis

The YUDJINA Clinic specialises on the Echinococcosis Hydatid Cyst treatment (alveolar type also) – a very complex infectious disease caused by the helminthic invasion. The degree of insidiousness of this disease and its consequences can be compared, perhaps, only to cancer. The Echinococcosis infection and the development of the disease proceed imperceptibly for the person exposed to the larvated eggs. Echinococcosis is hard to diagnose.

Clearly expressed symptoms of the disease are absent during a long time, sometimes up to ten years. During this period, one or several Echinococcosis bubbles – cysts grow on various organs of the patient. More often the Echinococcosis affects liver, lungs, kidneys, and brain. Slowly expanding, the cyst reaches appreciable sizes – up to 20 cm in diameter, and its weight can reach 1 kg. Developed Echinococcosis cyst causes intense sufferings to the patient. In case of physical rupture of a cyst, a complex of various allergic reactions is possible, including the development of an anaphylactic shock.

…….The measures of the public preventive actions are to the following:
…….taking measures for the hygienic training of population, especially among the livestock breeders, the hunters, the dog breeders and the members of their families;(emphasis added)<<<Read the Rest>>>


It’s the Antlers, Stupid!

Ha, ha! I’m laughing this morning because of mostly opposite perspectives on what is important to deer hunters. Just nine days ago I posted a story entitled, “It’s the Meat Stupid” where surveys conducted by Responsive Management showed that more hunters hunted for meat rather than for antlers.

Today, we have a story that’s all about the antlers and how every hunter dreams of bagging a big set of antlers. Bob Humphrey, outdoor writer in Maine, while presenting an excellent piece about the whys and wherefores of antler growth in deer, I’m not sure actually how many hunters might dream of that mighty rack but the reality is they want meat.

In fairness to Humphrey, he doesn’t present the desire for big-antlered deer as generally some obsession and makes the statement, “There’s little question that every hunter’s dream is to one day bag a trophy buck…” I will agree that it is a dream but how many obsess on obtaining that dream? Even Humphrey says that few hunters will pass up meat: “most hunters are satisfied with shooting any antlered deer.”

It’s the meat, stupid! And should a hunter take a buck with heavy body weight and/or a large brush pile on top of its head, what a bonus.


Comment Period on Mex. Wolves Extended, New Hearing Dates Set

Gavin Shire
(703) 358-2649

*Service Extends Comment Periods for Gray and Mexican Wolf Proposals, Reschedules Public Hearings, Adds Hearing in Arizona *

As a result of delays caused by the lapse in federal appropriations, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced rescheduled dates for the remainder of a series of public hearings on two proposed rules—one to list the Mexican wolf as an endangered subspecies and delist the gray wolf elsewhere, and the other to improve recovery efforts for the Mexican wolf in the Southwest. Comment period deadlines also are extended until December 17 to allow these hearings to take place within the public comment periods on the proposed rules.

The hearings will take place on November 19 in Denver, Colorado, November 20 in Albuquerque, New Mexico and November 22 in Sacramento, California. Each will include a short informational presentation. The Service has also added a public information meeting and hearing in Pinetop, Arizona, on December 3. The hearings are part of the Service’s continuing efforts to provide an open, comprehensive public process for the two proposed wolf rules and will provide the public a forum by which to register their views.

A formal notice of these hearings and the extension of the comment period will appear in *the Federal Register* on October 28.

To learn more about the proposed rules, view the draft *Federal Register*notice with the details of the public hearings, and for links to submit comments to the public record, visit www.fws.gov/home/wolfrecovery.