Friday, June 16, 2006

Politics: U.S Sportsmen's Alliance

Another quick update on the World Hunting Association saga.

The U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance has just released a statement blasting the World Hunting Association.

USSA Statement on New Tournament Hunting Organization
A new tournament hunting organization has been announced, the World Hunting Organization. It will outfit tournament participants with tranquilizing drugs and darting equipment. The U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance has concerns about:

  • The potential for misuse of dangerous drugs by lay people,
  • The potential for their misuse in the case of unrecovered animals,
  • Their impact on non-target species who might feed on carcasses,
  • The scattering in the field of syringes that could be found by children,

A competition that treats wildlife solely as a commercial commodity.
There appear to be a number of legal issues to be overcome (IE. the distribution to participants of drugs tightly controlled by the Food and Drug Administration).
The U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance will have no part of the organization.

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