April 30, 2008

Hunters’ Group Demands Retailer Stop Supporting Humane Society

The U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance (USSA) has asked sportsmen to contact Meijer, a Michigan-based regional chain of retail superstores, and demand that it dissolve its partnership with the anti-hunting group, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), in an online pet photo contest.

Meijer refused a U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance (USSA) request to abandon the partnership, said USSA senior vice president Rick Story.

Meijer is a seller of sporting goods and hunting licenses and indicates on its website that it operates 184 locations throughout Michigan, Illinois, Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky.

According to information on the Meijer website, for each person that enters the contest, Meijer will donate $1, up to a maximum of $5,000, to the HSUS Foreclosure Pets Fund.

Said Meijer vice president of corporate communications and public affairs, Stacie Behler, “Our goal here was not to provide funding for the Humane Society of the United States, but instead for a fund that would be funneled out nationally.”

The HSUS is America’s leading opponent of hunting, fishing and trapping. It led the charge in a 2006 ballot campaign to ban dove hunting in Michigan, contributing $1.6 million to the effort. It opposes hunting on National Wildlife Refuges and other public lands.

Comments (12)



Posted by: JOHN | May 12, 2008 9:11 PM    Report this comment

Don't have Meijers in my area so I cannot refrain from shopping there. Hopefully those that do live in the areas served by Meijers will speak with their dollars by spending elsewhere!

Posted by: Flash@NC | May 2, 2008 10:37 AM    Report this comment

"Wasn't the Humane Society that destroyed as in KILLED lots of dogs and dumped them in trash bins"

you're thinking of PETA and they were receiving funding for killing animals so they went out and picked up unwanted animals from shelters and Vets with the promise of finding them good homes. They then killed them so they could increase there income.

There are lots of organizations that have Humane Society as part of their name that are dedicated to helping animals.
The organization that calls itself The Humane Society of the United States is a political group hiding behind a benign name that was organized by people originaly from PETA who didn't think PETA was radical enough. They get funding from companies like Meijer’s who think they are supporting animal rescue due to the misleading name this organization has chosen. Most of The Humane Society of the United States money is spent on political projects (anti-hunting, anti-gun) and their bloated management payroll, not on saving stray and unwanted dogs and cats.

Posted by: JERRY G | May 1, 2008 5:06 PM    Report this comment

Wasn't the Humane Society that destroyed as in KILLED lots of dogs and dumped them in trash bins?

Isn't it the Human Society that keeps getting caught KILLING animals?

When over population of animals occur, for example in a park developed by humans, isn't it the Humane Society that Objects to killing off part of the herd? Yet the Humane Society will gladly watch a group of animals die of disease and starvation instead?

There is nothing Humane about the Humane Society, except the name.

Posted by: CAR311 | May 1, 2008 4:34 PM    Report this comment

Hunting and fishing is allowed in most National Wildlife Refuges despite wikipedia and dictionary definitions.

The word PROPTECT is defined by the Hamilton Standard Propeller Company as a technical inspection of a propeller of either an aircraft or watercraft.

Any other kneejerk, uninformed statements....?

Posted by: JERRY G | May 1, 2008 4:16 PM    Report this comment

Hunters and Sportsmen are more concerned about wildlife and their habitat than any government agency. Ever heard of Ducks Unlimited, Pheasants Forever, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation?

Posted by: KidColt | May 1, 2008 4:14 PM    Report this comment

in case you don't get it...
The word PROPTECT..means to defend,care for, watch over, shield, shelter, and save from harm.

Posted by: donba27 | May 1, 2008 1:10 PM    Report this comment

From Wikipedia

National Wildlife Refuge is a designation for certain protected areas of the United States managed by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. The National Wildlife Refuge system is a network of lands and waters managed to protect wildlife and wildlife habitat.

I think even a 1st grade dropout can understand that.

Any other idiotic statements....

Posted by: donba27 | May 1, 2008 1:02 PM    Report this comment

Don B's coments show he doesn't know what a National Wildlife Refuge is. Meijers needs to understand that The Humane Society of the United States is not the ASPCA and has nothing to do with stray or abandoned dogs and cats.

Posted by: JERRY G | May 1, 2008 12:26 PM    Report this comment

great now i have a reason to never walk into meijers again

Posted by: rj2banf | May 1, 2008 10:45 AM    Report this comment

I work with two hound rescue groups. We take dogs that have been abused (as in Confiscated by Animal Control due to immediate need for medical attention) abandonded (starving to death bag of bones) and dropped off at the local Animal Control (euthanization scheduled in weeks). If these "superstore" really wanted to help animals they'd donate to regional and local animal rescue groups. We're the ones with the "boots on the ground" and we don't have the money to save them all.

Posted by: not-fishing | May 1, 2008 10:39 AM    Report this comment

GIVE ME A BREAK….. I admit I’m not into hunting it’s just not my thing, but I’m not opposed to it at all; but when you start talking about National Wildlife Refuges, you are pushing the issue. If you enjoy shooting fish in a barrel, then you are not a hunter and maybe you need to get a life. Why not round up a herd of animals and put them in a big cage or maybe we should open up the National Zoo’s for these type of hunters.

Posted by: donba27 | May 1, 2008 10:38 AM    Report this comment

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