To save hunting, you must understand the terms of the battle. Because the animal rights extremists fighting to destroy hunting have an even more destructive goal: the systematic diminishment of humanity itself. The following stories will help you understand the truth about both hunting—and those who seek to destroy it.
Hidden behind their carefully crafted façade of caring for animals is the animal rights movement’s hatred for human beings. In the words of one of its most celebrated leaders, Peter Singer, “The life of a newborn is of less value than the life of a pig, a dog, or a chimpanzee.” If we are going to save hunting, we have to understand this threat. These two articles will give you the facts you need.
Before mankind could become anything else, we were hunters. Today, hunting is no longer necessary for most of us—but it is as true to our DNA as it was to our ancestors. The following three articles get right to the point of who we are, and what we stand for. Read them, and then pass them on: Your non-hunting friends and family have never seen our way of life put this simply, or this clearly.
Hunting is our most authentic connection to the earth, its creatures and our past. At its best, there is nothing else like it—an adventure that must be experienced in order to be understood. These pieces explore mankind’s enduring fascination with our original pursuit.
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How long have humans been hunting?
According to a 2012 discovery by the European Society for the study of Human Evolution, humans have hunted for 2 million years. To learn more, read “A Right to be Human.”
How has hunting shaped humanity?
Hunting is literally responsible for humanity as we know it. Hunting allowed humans the nutrition that led to brain development and, eventually, species development. The act and celebration of hunting led to the development of language, art, law and even religion. To learn more, read “We Are Hunters.”
What are the primary anti-hunting groups in the U.S.?
The two most visible and well-funded anti-hunting organizations are People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), and the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). Countless smaller groups, some of them funded by these organizations, exist both in the U.S. and around the globe. To learn more, read “The Animal Rights Dream.”
Do these organizations really want to ban hunting?
Yes. Wayne Pacelle, CEO of HSUS has been quoted as saying “We’re out to minimize suffering wherever it can be done, and wherever our limited resources can be utilized most effectively—abusive forms of hunting now, all hunting eventually.” To learn more, read “The Animal Rights Dream.”
Does HSUS support animal shelters?
Despite their name, the Humane Society of the United States does not run a single animal shelter anywhere in the World. According to published documents, less than 1% of their expenditures goes to animal shelters.