December 6, 2019

Yellowstone Tourists Being Chased by Bear, Failed to “LOOK BIG”


All of these brain-dead tourists failed to follow directions and “LOOK BIG” when being attacked by a bear. Had they been prepared, like this guy shown in the picture below, with his instant, “Look Big” inflatable, all four bears would have trembled in fear and high-tailed it out of Yellowstone as fast as they could.
LookingBig

Share

Opening One’s Mouth and Removing All Doubt

There’s an old saying attributed to Abraham Lincoln where he said, “It is better to remain silent and thought of a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.” And it was H.L. Menken who said, “Nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American Public.”

But alas, where doth the blame lie and to which action should one point a finger?

Recently in a Bangor, Maine newspaper, a person had published his “opinion” and comment about the recent bear hunting referendum, sponsored by the Humane Society of the United States, to effectively end bear hunting. While some are licking their wounds and others beating their chests in triumph, some just don’t get it.

I think it was humorist/comedian Tim Sample who got a laugh when he said that some people not only don’t have a clue, they don’t even suspect.

This man with an opinion had a complaint that the referendum was worded wrong and suggested, “Was it malice aforethought or just stupidity?” At issue was that he believed the use of the word “or” in the referendum was in error. In part the referendum read, “An Act To Prohibit the Use of Dogs, Bait or Traps When Hunting Bears Except….”(emphasis added) The writer wanted to know if the referendum had passed, who would have had the authority to decide which method of bear hunting would be banned.

I seldom would come to the support of any government official, however, I have my doubts that the person(s) who drafted the wording acted with “malice aforethought.” And I know it wasn’t stupidity but it might have been ignorance.

I’m no English writing expert, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express once. But it appears to me that the use of the word “or” in the context of this referendum is used in the collective sense. In other words, had the item been written something like this: To Prohibit Fred Brown the use of Dogs, Bait OR Traps…. then his assumption that somebody would have to decide which method would be banned. In the case of the actual referendum, the use of nouns and pronouns are in the collective sense, whether directly stated or inferred and thus the use of the word “or” then “collects” all three items, i.e. dogs, bait and traps, and then effectively becomes one item.

It is often said that stupidity can’t be corrected but ignorance can. Ignorance is the lack of knowledge. Stupidity is seeing no need to have knowledge. Or better yet, they don’t even suspect.

In this case, the writer was ignorant of the proper uses of nouns, pronouns and verbs, but was really stupid to write a letter to the editor of a newspaper in order to “open your mouth and remove all doubt.”

Share

I Suppose For Some It’s Better to Live in Outer Space

This is a copy of a letter sent to Steve Alder, head of Idaho for Wildlife, that will be hosting a predator derby hunt this coming winter in Idaho. When you don’t live on this planet, I can only assume understanding how Earth dwellers live becomes a difficult task, as this letter points out.

WhackedOutLetter

Share

PETA Continues to Dognap and Kill

“Still, if true, these horrifying allegations show PETA, a group that ostensibly demands the empathetic treatment of animals, stealing and then killing a family’s pet. It’s horrifying, but not new: PETA employees in North Carolina faced charges in 2007 for their conduct operating a mobile puppy-killing van and discarding the animals’ bodies in dumpsters.”<<<Read More>>>

Share

Wolf Perverts Attempt “Citizen’s Arrest” on Idaho Governor

*Editor’s Note* – I think the insanity speaks for itself.

“”This is hurting us,” she said. “If you take out one species, it will cause immense environmental damage. We are trying to stop it now. It’s inhumane. It’s horrifying. I can’t not be here.”

The group left the steps to confront the governor in his office, citizen’s arrest warrant in hand. The warrant, which was a print-off, came from a friend of the group. Protest organizers weren’t sure which judge issued it, since the signature wasn’t legible.”<<<Read More>>>

Share

Eco-Terrorism in Maine and Arizona: Booby-Trapped Roads

A reader provided the information for this post.

In Arizona, there’s a report from the Big Deer Blog that eco-terrorists are placing sharpened rebar in and near roads in portions of that state.

Someone has been purposely placing sharpened rebar on and near forest roads in the Happy Jack area of central Arizona. Spiked pieces of rebar have slashed at least 8 tires.

Well, this act of terrorism is not confined to the Southwest state of Arizona. The person who sent me this information has also provided a photograph of a piece of rebar driven into the middle of a dirt road located in Brighton Plantation in Maine. Part of his comment was: “Tom, we found one of those rebars driven deep into the road in Brighton Plantation [Maine] early last November. [We] took a picture of it at the end of the November. After we had found the rebar we bent it over and placed a rock under it and some flagging tape at the end to warn folks. It was driven in so far that I could not dislodge it.

Rebar

He also offers this comment: “I wonder if the bear referendum loses will the wackos make driving the back roads an expensive and possibly dangerous task?”

It would also appear from the caption provided on the photograph that upon returning to this same road recently it was discovered that the rebar remains driven into the middle of the road.

People are really, really sick!!

Share

Texas Teenager Cyber Attacked After Posting Hunting Photos

Press Release from The U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance:

(Columbus, OH) – A 19-year-old Texas Tech cheerleader is the latest female hunter to be attacked by animal rights groups after she posted photos of her successful African safari on Facebook.

Kendra Jones, from Cleburne, Texas has been hunting with her father since she was a child, including being on a safari when just six years old. Her latest hunt however has brought her a wave of Facebook attacks, including death threats.

Those included “Come to South Africa and try to hunt our endangered animals, you will be shot on sight and believe me, there will be celebrations.” “I hope you get eaten by a lion, you cow,” and “How about we have a real hunger games? I vote we hunt this horrible woman down first.”

Anti-hunters have also created “the official Kendall Jones Hate Page” on Facebook.

But even these attacks have not deterred her thoughts on hunting.

In an interview with a Houston television station, she said she always gives the meat to local villagers, but does not want to give up her hobby. In fact, she is pursuing a reality television series about her passion. She stated that all of her kills were the result of fair chase.

Jones is the latest female hunter targeted for her passion, but certainly not the first.

Charisa Argys, a Colorado native, legally harvested a mountain lion and posted the photo online with her father. An animal rights activist from Germany led a campaign to spread it to dozens of Facebook pages and Internet sites belonging to international anti-hunting organizations. The floodgates opened with specific threats targeting her physical appearance, her life and her family.

“I have never been called so many horrible, hateful names in my life,” said Argys. “They went so far as to post my full name, address and directions to my house. It was awful.”

The U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance has been working to help sportsmen fight cyber harassment from animal rights extremists by building support for them from the hunting community.

”It is never okay to harass and even assault someone simply because they choose to live their life differently.” said Nick Pinizzotto, USSA president and CEO. “Unfortunately anti-hunters clearly lack this basic value and have decided to use their keyboards to attack law-biding hunters.”

Whereas Jones and Argys are not hunting celebrities, some of the recent attacks have targeted high profile hunters as well.

Jana Waller, host of Skull Bound TV on Sportsman Channel, was recently barraged by activists after also posting photos online. She is undaunted by the criticism.

“It’s a shame that people who know nothing about hunting and conservation feel the need to spew insults and threats regarding a topic they obviously are uneducated about,” said Waller. “Without hunters’ dollars spent in Africa, there would be catastrophic effects on the vast majority of their animal populations.”

“Trying to explain that hunters are true animal lovers is like trying to explain algebra to a two-year old. They’re just not going to get it,” she added.

Another high profile hunter, Melissa Bachman, outdoor TV host and producer, came under attack after posting a photo of a male African lion she legally harvested while on a safari. Anti-hunters quickly took to social media to attack Bachman, labeling her as an “animal murderer.” Other posts included “I hope you die alone – losers.”, “I wish to have some money and kill you all myself” and “If I have the opportunity I will put a rifle inside Melissa’s mouth and I will shoot.”

“Each and every hunter needs to band together and support one another in our rights as hunters” said Bachman. “What the antis fail to comprehend is that if it weren’t for sportsmen and women, populations of game and non-game species plus the lands they inhabit would be in dire straits today, period.”

Anti-hunters wrath hasn’t been focused just on individuals. Organizations such as USSA and Dallas Safari Club have received threats and media outlets such as HuntingLife.com have as well.

“We have received death threats towards us and other people we have posted on our site,” said Kevin Paulson, owner of HuntingLife.com. “The antis are especially venomous toward women and those who are hunting big game such as cats in Africa and the U.S. “

As the cyber threats to female hunters and others continue to escalate, so to have the efforts to protect these innocent victims.“As an organization with the sole mission to protect hunting, fishing and trapping, we see it as our responsibility to step up and lead the effort to put an end to cyber harassment of sportsmen,” added Pinizzotto. “We are currently working with a number of conservation partners and key individuals to do just that.”

Share

Open Your Soul – Give Animals What They Want

Share

S.F. Don’t Know How to Stop Woman Who Breeds, Releases Wolves Rats

SAN FRANCISCO — Authorities in San Francisco say their hands are tied when it comes to stopping a woman who has been breeding hundreds of rats in her home and then releasing them into public parks.<<<Read More>>>

Share

Wolf Ignorant Zoo Keepers Allow Child to Be Bitten

A Serbian newspaper reports that in a children section of a zoo, employees were “walking” a 10-month-old wolf “pup” when the dog suddenly jumped on the back of a two-year-old girl and bit her. Ignorance is the cause of this action.

The reports says, “Walking of cubs of different animal species, including wolves, is a common procedure in the zoo. “It is a polar wolf that was manually brought up and fed, it is not aggressive and acts like a dog. Otherwise, any individual that is aggressive is not released from its cage.”

The ignorance comes from denial, more than likely, that all wild animals, whether they were raised in captivity or not, still can and do display their wild aggressiveness, often without any prior notice.

At what expense ignorance?

Share