When it comes to politicians, I have one simple rule: say anything you'd like, because I'm going to judge you on how you vote
not your words or promises.
Using that yardstick, I'm totally prepared to say there's little support from sportsmen for a "bipartisan group of 39 senators and 142 representatives" that played "key roles in various animal rights legislation or regulatory efforts during the first half of the 114th Congress" in my house.
Those "key roles" earned them high scores in a report issued by the Humane Society Legislative Fund, the lobbying arm of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS).
You might not know this from their name, but the HSUS has precious little to do with humane societies and a whole lot to do with any opportunity to restrain or outright eliminate hunting and fishing whenever possible. They're humane the same way poison ivy is calming.
As you can probably imagine, there's a corollary between a sincere disregard for the Second Amendment and support for legislation that brings in those high marks. Senator Dianne Feinstein of California led the group with a 100-percent HSUS score. Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Jeff Merkley (D-Oregon) are all on the "perfect score" side of the HSUS ledger.
Meanwhile, Senators John Boozman (R-Ark), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) all earned absolute zeroes from HSUS for their votes.
In the House of Representatives, Reps. Sam Farr (D-CA) and Rosa DaLauro (D-CT) got perfect scores while Reps. Mike Conway (R-Texas) and Frank Lucas (R-OK) scored eleven percent. It seems in politics I have a definite preference for the cellar dwellers.
And I'm proud to report that Alabama Senators Jeff Sessions and Richard Shelby were both stuck on the snide -as they'd say in soccer, scoring the same HSUS points as Senators Boozman, Ernst and Grassley. Meanwhile, Tennessee's Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker weren't much better, scoring "only" 14 points each.
Rather than recite a litany of scores, I'll simply provide you the link to go check out the report for yourself at:http://bit.ly/1QAHb1M
In the meantime, another video worth watching covers the HSUS position on hunting- and it should be enough to convince you that anyone who receives high scores with the HSUS lobbyists is certainly no friend of the North American Conservation Model.
Give this one a look and see if you don't get the decided impression that HSUS, like some politicians, is definitely flying under a false flag:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qk5rjSJYeKg
We all want to help animals -despite the HSUS's protestations to the contrary. If you really want to help, share the information you've gotten here. Don't let anyone who doesn't know the truth accidentally help an organization that callously uses animals to advance their own agenda.