Bush Asks Federal Agencies to Cater to Hunters


So this is what George Bush thinks of "conservation."

Bush has ordered the federal agencies that manage public lands and wildlife to "facilitate the expansion and enhancement of hunting opportunities and the management of game species and their habitat." He also directed agencies to work with the so-called Sporting Conservation Council, an Interior Department-advisory group made up of members of the National Wild Turkey Federation, National Rifle Association, Ducks Unlimited and Safari Club International, among other pro-hunting organizations.

Now, I'm not anti-hunter, which might seem like an odd position for an advocate of protecting endangered species. Most of the hunters I have met have been quasi-environmentalists themselves, and care that species stick around on this planet, if at least so hunters to keep shooting them. But when so many other key conservation issues remain unrecognized and unfulfilled, this smacks of another shot in the face by the Bush White House.

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It is just one thing after another with our president. No wonder our insurance rates are so high, I keep getting sick everytime I read or hear something about what this president is doing to us.

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