PETA attacks on outdoorsmen offensive
The war on parents who have introduced their children to the outdoors, be it fishing, hunting or trapping, continues unabated.
One group in particular, PETA, has published "comic" books aimed at kids that depict a crazed-looking, knife-wielding woman hacking into a bunny under the title "Your mommy kills animals."
It's hard to believe this kind of approach exists.
The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals think that hunting, fishing or trapping are shocking things for folks to do. So, PETA is opposed to trapping and feels it's OK with portraying your fur-wearing mother as a murderer.
It's a safe guess that outdoorsmen are not opposed to the following:
People who want to eat vegetables and not meat. You like carrots and beets instead of a good venison steak? Good for you.
People who do not want to hunt, fish or trap. It's not for everybody.
People who want to stop domestic animal cruelty. No hunter, angler, or trapper I know wants to see a domestic animal, such as a dog or cat, handled in a cruel way.
Outdoorsmen, however, are opposed to:
People who go to unbelievable and shocking ways to get their point across. Case in point: the PETA comic. Even if you don't like fishing or trapping, you'd have to find this method of swaying kids offensive.
People who are trying to legislate fishing, hunting or trapping out of existence.
People who are intolerant of other viewpoints and traditions. I know plenty of people who don't hunt, trap or fish. We respect that. However, they wouldn't think of imposing their own views on those that do.
People who are prepared to use domestic terrorism to enforce their anti- (you fill in the blank) position. Ever hear of the Animal Liberation Front (ALF) or the Environmental Liberation Front (ELF)? The FBI and state police have.
A person who thinks its OK to throw paint on someone's fur coat. You want to march against fur coats? Fine, but don't go to the extreme and cause harm to some else's property.
Outdoorsmen need to be aware of what groups like PETA are doing as they press their attacks forward. The "mommy kills" campaign is just a part of an ongoing barrage conducted by those who want to arrest your right to hunt, fish and trap.