Hunters pleased by failure of Humane Society proposal
Arecent headline read, “The Humane Society of the United States and their Arizona Shell Organization, Arizonans for Wildlife, admit major defeat by a coalition of Arizona Wildlife Conservationists.” I couldn’t be happier, and there is a multitude of outdoors enthusiasts, hunters and fishermen and women plus families in Arizona who feel the same.
The Yuma Sun shared this news earlier that many outdoorsmen and women may have read. For those who missed it, allow me to bring you up to date a bit with the following. When this all started with the Humane Society of the U.S. (HSUS) and Arizonans for Wildlife first began this fight to get their proposal to stop hunting of wild cats in Arizona on the ballot for a vote come fall election time, we all joined forces in earnest to protect what we love and that is wildlife and it’s science-based management by all of the welltrained biologists of the Arizona Game and Fish Department with the job of benefiting our wildlife that they do so well.
Pete Cimellaro, President of Conserve and Protect Arizona stated, “Today’s announcement is a clear indication that Arizona voters reject highly political effort by a non-Arizona organization, to destroy science-based management of wildlife and displace the professional managers of the Arizona Game and Fish Department, by using the ballot box to dictate management options.” Cimellaro went on to say, “We will continue to work tirelessly to inform Arizonans about our state’s nationally recognized science-based management programs, which serve as a foundation for insuring that Arizona’s wildlife will continue to prosper. Conserve and Protect Arizona is greatful to the people of Arizona, and pledges to be a watchdog for any attempt to displace the state’s wildlife management agencies authority.”
Jim Unmacht, Executive Director of Arizona Sportsmen for Wildlife Conservation, a coalition of 35 wildlife conservation organizations, also stated, “We appreciate Arizona voters for their thoughtful rejection of an out-of-state organization that tried to use politics to manage wildlife versus the professional scientists that work each and every day to help perpetuate over 820 species of wildlife in Arizona for future generations.”
For more information visit, https://conserveandprotectaz.org/. Also visit firstname.lastname@example.org or write to P.O. Box 71876, Phoenix, AZ 85050.