People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and New York Newsday are all guilty of disturbing headlines in recent weeks.
With Newsday it is literally a headline. The Associated Press released a story concerning Sunday hunting in New Jersey.
The Garden State is one of a handful of states with archaic laws that prohibit or severely restrict hunting on Sunday. A bill is being debated today by New Jersey lawmakers that would allow bowhunting on Sundays. That is good news for hunters in the area; however Newsday decided to run the AP story with the accompanying headline “Deer could soon be slaughtered on Sabbath in NJ.”
Slaughtered? Really? Here is a thought, why not check into how many deer are “Slaughtered” each year in New Jersey by hunters who buy licenses and permits, buy gas for the trucks, buy food, snacks or whatever else they crave while on a hunting trip.
To overturn this law makes sense economically and in my mind, since it is a blue law designed to protect the Christian Sabbath, it would appear to violate separation of church and state.
To read more follow this link: http://www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/newjersey/ny-bc-nj-xgr--legislativepr0315mar15,0,93281.story
PETA continues to amaze, this time causing a spider monkey to lose its mind.
At a recent performance of Liebling Brothers Circus PETA member Jamey Binneveld, was upset about elephant rides being offered.An argument ensued and Reggie the spider monkey went bananas.Reggie broke loose and disappeared into the nearby woods. No word yet on wether Reggie has returned.
Click here for the Orlando Sentinel story: http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/lake/orl-bk-monkey-031309,0,7967840.story
Finally, HSUS is using a gullible celebrity to promote their agenda and it has the potential to promote it to a large audience.
Underwood recorded a cover version of Motley Crue’s “Home Sweet Home” that is played as the farewell song on the Fox hit show American Idol each time a contestant is eliminated from the karaoke contest. The song is also being released as a digital single and partial proceeds will benefit HSUS.
Rick Story, vice president of the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance said in a statement ;
"Carrie Underwood has decided to use her talents to benefit an organization dedicated to destroying the rights of thousands of her fans, HSUS does not operate or oversee animal shelters; it is a radical organization that seeks to end hunting and other responsible uses of animals in America."
You can read the Los Angeles Times take on this at: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/outposts/2009/03/carrie-underwoo.html