Each person decides what issues are important to them, and which political party best meets those concerns, but for the Sportsman,the following announcement may be of interest:
A SAOVA message to sportsmen, pet owners and farmers concerned about protecting their traditions, avocations and livelihoods from anti-hunting, anti-breeding, animal guardianship advocates. Forwarding and cross posting, with attribution, encouraged.
For Immediate Release
September 29, 2008
Sportsmen and Animal Owners Endorse McCain-Palin
The Sportsmen’s and Animal Owners’ Voting Alliance (SAOVA) today endorsed Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) for President and Sarah Palin for Vice President. The McCain-Palin ticket best aligns with the views of Americans who hunt, fish, own and breed animals and are aware of animal rightist organizations’ intentions to remove these rights.
Senator McCain, an avid fisherman, understands that the sportsmen community is the strongest advocate for programs that encourage habitat protection and wildlife Conservation. As a westerner, he is also particularly sensitive to our private property rights.
In contrast, Sen. Barack Obama has been endorsed by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) the wealthiest animal rights organization in the country with a well-known anti-hunting, anti-breeding agenda.
After years of issuing anti-hunting statements, HSUS has transformed their campaign to end hunting calling it “the Wildlife Abuse Campaign”, claiming they are merely fighting cruelty. HSUS leaders are highly skilled at presenting their animal rightist views and restrictive legislation under the label “humane” in order to advance their agenda, and Senator Obama appears to have fallen in line with their scheme.
Senator Obama and HSUS have courted each other since he was endorsed and funded for the Illinois senatorial race in 2004. Viewing the Humane Society Legislative Fund 2007 Presidential Questionnaire, Senator Obama answered “yes” nearly across the board, pledging support for HSUS initiatives.
HSUS has outlined a plan for a federal Animal Protection Agency, with an administrator appointed by the President of the United States. This new agency would provide animal rightists a single area to lobby for support of their issues. Obama fits the criteria of the President that will assist HSUS with these plans either by creating such an agency or appointing animal rights sympathizers to key cabinet and committee positions within the Departments of Agriculture and Interior.
The world not only belongs to those who show up, it's controlled by the best informed and most motivated. HSUS wants to be in the position in January 2009 to not only strongly influence both Houses of Congress and the White House, but to be consulted on the appointments of the Secretaries of Agriculture and Interior Departments. These agencies make all the day-to-day decisions that impact on you and your sport. Appointees there implement all new animal and hunting statutes and allocate funding, while also enforcing and interpreting existing federal laws. That's how important this election will be.
Make a difference in Washington.
Support and vote for McCain-Palin!!
The Sportsmen's and Animal Owners' Voting Alliance (SAOVA) is a nationwide, nonpartisan group of volunteers lobbying legislation and seeking to elect politicians who will oppose the animal rightist threat to our rights as Americans. Our members hunt, fish and own livestock, dogs, cats and other pets. For more information about SAOVA visit http://saova.org/
The message above was posted to West Virginia, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa and Missouri residents by the Sportsmen's and Animal Owners' Voting Alliance (SAOVA) on one of ten regional read only elists.
SAOVA is a nonpartisan volunteer group working to protect Americans from the legislative and political threats of radical animal rightists. It is the only national organization fighting this struggle for both sportsmen and animal owners, natural allies, in these arenas. Visit our website at http://saova.org for this program's goals, methodology and list signup details.