More cannibalism from the right. Rush Limbaugh recently cut a couple of public service announcements for the Humane Society:
The public-service radio spots cut by Mr. Limbaugh began airing in mid-April. In one, the self-dubbed "Doctor of Democracy" expresses support for the HSUS effort to crack down on organized dogfighting and other animal-cruelty crimes.
In the second, "America's Truth Detector" talks about, as the Humane Society says, "our outreach to communities of faith, and the moral obligation that we have to be good stewards of God's creatures."
Both ads seem reasonable enough, no? Gun owners disagree:
Twenty-eight groups representing millions of hunters and sportsmen are demanding that the conservative radio commentator end his collaboration with the HSUS and stop "helping them to mainstream their image in the minds of reasonable people."
"Despite a few programs designed to attract support from the general public, HSUS is in fact an organization that opposes hunting, fishing, and trapping," the groups, including Ducks Unlimited and the U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance, wrote in a letter last week to Mr. Limbaugh.
"Its leadership has a long and established history of promoting legislation, litigation, and referenda to restrict the rights of American sportsmen and women."
Time out! I have never come to the aid of Rush Limbaugh, but exactly what does dogfighting have to do with hunting? What does being “good stewards of God’s creatures” have to do with hunting? I know, there are some of you vehemently opposed to hunting in all forms and would argue that hunting is not being a good steward to God’s creatures. I’m not a hunter. I do have family and friends who are hunters. We’ve talked about it and I understand why they do it. It’s their thing and their right. If a democratically elected government decided that there should be no more hunting, then hunters will have to deal with it.
The truth is, nobody is talking about taking away hunting and gun rights except for hunters and gun owners! It appears that the gun owning population of this country is so insecure that they need to attack their own hero because he made an ad speaking out against dogfighting and being kind to God’s creatures.
Unbelievable! Relax people!