DawnWatch: Newsweek on non-lethal deer hunting 7/3/06 edition

July 12th, 2006 6:38 pm by Kelly Garbato

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From: DawnWatch – news [at] dawnwatch.com
Date: Jun 29, 2006 4:19 PM
Subject: DawnWatch: Newsweek on non-lethal deer hunting 7/3/06 edition

The July 3 edition of Newsweek (Pg 19) has an article headed, “Good Will Hunting?” which opens:

“This fall, the World Hunting Association, a new competitive league, will feature 10 hunters in a deer-hunting tournament … not shooting bullets at anything. In an attempt to lure viewers who may be turned off by gore, the association’s planners have dubbed this competition ‘nonlethal’ –meaning that hunters will shoot tranquilizer darts from bows, guns and blowguns, and veterinarians will be on site to attend to the deer after they are hit.”

WHA founder David Farbman is quoted: “It sits better with the public. Hunting’s not just about the kill.”

The article tells us that the scheme has been condemed by the National Rifle Association, because “hunting is about the kill,” by the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance and by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

You can read the full piece on line at http://msnbc.msn.com/id/13529124/site/newsweek/

It opens the door for letters on cruelty to other animals as human entertainment. Please write.

Newsweek takes letters at letters [at] newsweek.com

Always include your full name, address, and daytime phone number when sending a letter to the editor. Shorter letters are more likely to be published.

Yours and the animals’,
Karen Dawn

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