January 4, 2007 - Admin
Fox Sports Ends Anti-Trapping Spot
[Editors Note:Here is another very clear illustration of the combined power of outdoor sportsmen. This example shows where enough people applied enough pressure to overcome anti hunting and fishing interests. The public service announcement in question was about animal trapping. However, as said in the earlier article, hunters and anglers should understand this animal rights group has repeatedly stated that a ban on trapping is merely a means of softening public sentiment to clear the way for a ban on all hunting and fishing.]
Updating the preceding article, Fox Sports Net will no longer air an anti-trapping advertisement produced by the nation’s largest animal rights group, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). Thousands of angry sportsmen nationwide have sounded off to the network after the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance (USSA), the nation’s leading sportsman advocacy organization, exposed the network’s decision to air the political advertisement as a gratis public service announcement.
Fox Sports Net told USSA that the 15-second, anti-trapping commercial has expired and will not run again. “Sportsmen delivered a message to Fox Sports that they want the network to scrutinize the public service announcements it receives so that anti-trapping, fishing and hunting political advertisements like this HSUS spot do not receive approval in the future,” said Rick Story, USSA senior vice president. “Based on discussions between USSA and the network, we anticipate in the future the network will pay much closer attention to ads reflecting such political viewpoints.”
The Humane Society of the United States opposes all animal use, including trapping, hunting and fishing. It has a multi-million dollar budget that it invests in legislative and ballot campaigns to ban trapping and hunting. It also has a legal arm to challenge sportsmen’s rights in court.
The U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance protects the rights of hunters, anglers and trappers in the courts, legislatures, at the ballot, in Congress and through public education programs. For more information about the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance and its work, call (614) 888-4868 or visit its website, www.ussportsmen.org.