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Alaskan congressman refuses award from 'extreme' HSUS

Author: Insane Kangaroo

U.S. Representative Don Young of Alaska has refused an award from the Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society Legislative Fund after being recognized this week with 145 other members of Congress, according to a press release from his office.

“HSUS are hypocrites, plain and simple, and I will not join them by accepting this award,” said Rep. Young, explaining his refusal. “Local animal shelters and humane societies do excellent work by caring for neglected and homeless animals, and through their spaying and neutering programs. This organization, however, has absolutely nothing to do with animal welfare. Instead they prey on the emotions of big-hearted Americans.”

He elaborated on his reasons on the floor of the House:

I’ve been a hunter all my life. And they’re against hunting. And that bothered me.

Humane Society COO and HSLF president Michael Markarian said that while HSUS “[disagrees] with [Rep. Young’s] views on most animal welfare policies,” they “also believe in giving credit where credit is due and recognizing positive actions.”

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2 responses

  1. wait, who’s the hypocrite here lol

    April 4, 2011 at 9:45 pm

  2. Monfang

    In the page prior to reading this, the first line was “Insane Kangaroo Rep…” And I thought, why are they calling him an Insane Kangaroo? But anyway.

    To Weasel, the Rep is calling HSUS hypocrites because, and this is his words on the link provided:

    “They flash images of abused animals on our television screens to raise money that will eventually go to pay their salaries and pensions, not to helping better the lives of these animals. They run anti-hunting and anti-trapping campaigns and are of the same cloth as PETA and other extremist organizations.”

    He states that the award is for Wildlife without Borders but his plan is Conservation as apposed to HSUS wanting Preservation like PETA.

    Those who don’t know, the difference is that Conservationists want the resources to be used carefully. As in setting limits on how much of each animal a person can hunt and setting seasons when they can hunt.

    Preservationists want the resources to never be touched. As in banning hunting and fishing.

    He also stated HSUS “does not own, operate, or directly control a single animal shelter in the USA, despite a budget of well over $100 million.”

    Personally, I love deer meat. The Rep is a Patriot for not taking an award from a group he disagrees with and preventing them from changing the meaning of his own plan. Resources like animals should be protected, but because we want our future generations to have the ability to hunt, fish and enjoy them. Not because…well.. there is no other non-personal reason to protect something. Why protect resources if the future generation can’t enjoy them?

    April 7, 2011 at 8:28 pm

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