10 Organizations That Want To Stop You From Hunting

Anti-hunters are always out destroy our heritage.

These organizations are very good at they do, playing on people’s emotions.

Here are 10 organizations that want to stop hunters.

10. Sierra Club, Headquarters: San Francisco, Ca.

This first one may be a shocker. The Sierra Club joined the ASPCA in the anti-hound-hunting law that went into effect in January 2013. According to Sportsmenvote.com, the Sierra Club is opposed to all forms of trapping. They also boast about helping to pass the Endangered Species Act. To see how anti-hunters have manipulated the ESA CLICK HERE.


9. In Defense of Animals, Headquarters: San Rafael, Ca.

A look at the “About” page for Defense of Animals sums its philosophy: “The rights of animals are birthrights, similar to those we claim for ourselves—the right to live our lives free of subjugation and institutionalized violence, where the random and special joys of being alive can be experienced.” Prohibiting hunting in national wildlife refuges is one of its key campaigns.

8. Western Environmental Law Center, Headquarters: Eugene, Ore.

As its name implies, this organization focuses on the Western states, and currently leads the fight to ban wolverine trapping in Montana. It is against all trapping, though. Just like most anti-gun groups, it seeks to fight small battles until the war is won.


7. American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), Headquarters: New York City

I’m sure you have seen Sarah McLachlan attempting to pull at your heart strings over the abused cats and dogs in shelters. As the first established humane organization in the Western Hemisphere, ASPCA rescues animals from abuse and works to pass “humane” laws. It’s website states, “The ASPCA is opposed to hunting animals for sport, even if the animals killed in this way are subsequently consumed.


6. International Fund for Animal Welfare, Headquarters: Yarmouth Port, Mass

This organization has a presence in more than 40 countries, and has campaigned to end commercial whaling, fox hunts and seal hunts, to name a few. It is opposed to all hunting with dogs.


5. Defenders of Wildlife,  Headquarters: Washington, D.C.

The Defenders of Wildlife can be found in courtrooms across the country, filing injunctions to stop hunting. Top story on their website at the time of this writing: “Extremists in Congress and their corporate supporters have the Endangered Species Act (ESA) in their sights.” You’ll find that manipulating the ESA is a common trend with these organizations.


4. Center for Biological Diversity, Headquarters: Tucson, Ariz.

With a stated mission to “work through science, law and creative media to secure a future for all species, great or small, hovering on the brink of extinction,” Right now they are  pouring efforts into a campaign to stop wolf hunting, or as they say, “the slaughter of wolves,” and urges its membership to take action against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Department’s recent delisting of gray wolves. You’ll see this group petitioning the EPA to prohibit lead ammo, too.  


3. Born Free USA, Headquarters: Washington, D.C.

The organization opened a headquarters in the U.S. in 2002, and prides itself on “compassionate conservation.” The organization targets trapping, and encourages members to start anti-trapping campaigns, providing tools and resources at its website.


2. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), Headquarters: Norfolk, Va

No surprise on this one. With its “I’d rather go naked than wear fur” and anti-flesh eating campaign, this anti-hunting organization of 12 million worldwide members believes we’ve evolved past the need to hunt. What PETA does well is educate its members on how to combat hunting. In particular, PETA encourages its members to defy hunter harassment laws in this country.


1. The Humane Society of the United States, Headquarters: Washington, D.C. 

You might be surprised to learn that, according to Humane Watch, the HSUS gives less than 1{5c20afc010e65415aecac9ea1262ea64a0924a29c29fc9ad7cafd2eeb769a435} of donations to local pet shelters. Especially since supporting local pet shelters generates their largest portion of donations. The HSUS participates in raising money for a variety of anti-hunting and anti-trapping campaigns nationally.

How you can fight back

Knowledge is key to combating attacks on hunting heritage. Here are a few ways you can keep yourself informed and also, help join the battle to save hunting.

  • Following The Sportsmen’s Party on Facebook to help stay informed.
  • Join United States Sportsmen’s Alliance.
  • Bookmark Humanewatch.org. This non-profit organization is keeping an eye on HSUS. In fact, it revealed in a poll in early October 2013, that most donors to the HSUS have a false impression about how the HSUS spends its money. Almost 37 percent of those people polled gave money because they thought the organization donated money to local shelters, when in truth, it only gives about 1 percent. Almost 88 percent didn’t know this fact.
  • Sign up for Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation’s free newsletter. Sign up for “Tracking the Capitols,” a list of state legislation affecting hunting, recreational fishing shooting, trapping and other conservation issues.
  • Check in with Sportsmenvote.com website, dedicated to keeping current topics regarding hunting, shooting, fishing and conservation in sportsmen’s sights. Find out what’s trending with topics such as “public lands access” and “gun control.”

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