Tuesday, February 14, 2006
Excuse me Mr Cheney: These are released PHEASANTS not PEASANTS!
According to The Daily Show, the quail that Cheney was hunting were wingless, raised in captivity and released only to be killed. Nice, huh? Well, it is not the 1st time Cheney was such a pathetically lazy and cruel hunter. This is from '03, but this does shed some light on how twisted Cheney and his mysterious group of hunting guests are: Originally posted: 2:51 p.m. EST Dec 9, 2003 The Human Society Statement via WTAV Channel 4: "Monday's hunting trip to PA by VP Cheney in which he reportedly shot more than 70 stocked pheasants and an unknown number of mallard ducks at an exclusive private club places a spotlight on an increasingly popular and deplorable form of hunting, in which birds are pen-reared and released to be shot in large numbers by patrons. The ethics of these hunts are called into question by rank-and-file sportsmen, who hunt animals in their native habitat and do not shoot confined or pen-raised animals that cannot escape. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported today that 500 farm-raised pheasants were released yesterday morning at the Rolling Rock Club in Ligonier Township for the benefit of Cheney's 10-person hunting party. The group killed at least 417 of the birds, illustrating the unsporting nature of canned hunts. The party also shot an unknown number of captive mallards in the afternoon. "This wasn't a hunting ground. It was an open-air abattoir, and the vice pres should be ashamed to have patronized this operation and then slaughtered so many animals," states Wayne Pacelle, a sr vice pres of The Humane Society. "If the VP and his friends wanted to sharpen their shooting skills, they could have shot skeet or clay, not resorted to the slaughter of more than 400 creatures planted right in front of them as animated targets." The Humane Society deplores the shooting of captive birds and animals where traditional "fair chase" hunting ethics are discarded and kills are guaranteed. We are campaigning to outlaw canned hunts thru fedrl/ state legislation." What a tool. The Big Dick can't even hunt properly unless the animals are released in a canned arena. Oh yeh... GOPers are sooooo big & bad w/their guns. Puh-leeze.