Skip to comments.Radio Legend (Paul Harvey) Lets Anti-Hunting Colors Fly High
Posted on 11/18/2006 9:49:07 AM PST by girlangler
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One of Americas most well-known radio commentators earlier this week showed his anti-hunting colors in a nationally broadcast message.
On Nov. 13, syndicated broadcaster Paul Harveys noon report announced how thankful Michigan doves are that voters rejected the states dove hunting initiative. He proudly rattled off a number of other ballot issue campaigns to which the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has contributed in recent years, including efforts to ban trapping and bear hunting. Harvey concluded by praising the organizations new-found political prowess, saying HSUS has never had such clout on the Hill.
Obviously, Paul Harvey is entitled to his opinion. In fact, its his job. However, the advocacy of an agenda that seeks to destroy the lifestyle and livelihoods of millions of Americans will elicit responses.
Americas sportsmen do not stand idle when the faction that is trying to eliminate hunting, fishing and trapping is handed credibility, said Bud Pidgeon, U.S. Sportsmens Alliance president. Paul Harveys support and recognition of the animal rights movement, and HSUS specifically, is a blow to the pro-hunting movement and deserves to be addressed.
This is not the first time Harvey has used his radio segment as a soapbox for his animal rights viewpoint. He has praised People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals leader Ingrid Newkirk for her dedication and commitment towards making planet earth a better place for animals. He made these glowing comments about a woman who hopes hoof-and-mouth disease will come to America!
Take Action! Sportsmen are urged to express their dissatisfaction with Paul Harveys controversial radio segment. Let radio stations that air Paul Harveys program know that you object to his extremely controversial views on animal rights.
Also, contact Paul Harvey sponsors and let them know that you object to their support of a program that acts as a mouthpiece for the anti-hunting movement.
For a list of radio stations nationwide that air Paul Harvey segments, click here. For a list of Paul Harveys sponsors, click here. Please be sure to send the USSA a copy of the message you send.
Don't expect him to expose the overblown salaries of the HSUS directors and employees, or the minute amount of money they spend on helping animals (ANY animals, including cats and dogs). And don't expect him to reveal that all those tax exempt millions they raise annually don't go toward spaying, neutering, housing or feeding animals, but instead go to lobbying for/against political condidates friendly to/against animal rights goals.
And this is not just about hunting, it is about medical research on animals, wearing fur, what you eat, the effort to destroy the agricultural interests in this country, and on and on.
With the brain barely the size of a pea, I would think that pretty much the only feelings doves would have are being hungry, full, sleepy, alert, hot, cold and horny for doves of the opposite sex.
Harvey is an idiot.
I don't know if it's my imagination or what but Harvey has been trashing President Bush and the war in Iraq a lot lately also. I guess he's just getting old.
Pigeon? I always love it when the spokesman has a name directly tied to the story!
He's channeling Jimmah Cartah.
You go girl..!!
I'll bet you're right.
Is he still alive?..Never could stand his commentary....
Taking an animal's life simply for the fun of it is an ugly act which reveals something significant about the person who does it.
Does Paul Harvey still have an audience? I could never stand to listen to him. My grandfather used to listen on his car radio, but he's been dead almost ten years now. My father can't stand Paul Harvey either.
Doves are tastey. There are lots of ways to cook them.
Everybody I know who dove hunts eats the doves, just like the cows and chickens that are killed for people to eat.
I thought his son took over. Isn't he in his 90s?
Personally I don't see the point in hunting anything smaller than a duck or anything you don't actually eat. I do however make an exception for varmints that become a problem.
Is this the son? I thought Paul Harvey stroked out years ago?
Either way, I personally find Dove Hunting a waste of time. Not that they aren't tasty, but the older I get the larger my targets need to be, LOL!
How absolutely appalling that this guy would express a personal opinion that conflicts with the right to blow small creatures out the sky for sport.
I was careful to say "simply for the fun of it". I am not a vegetarian.
Paul- I respect you.
If we don't hunt these animals, there is no population control on them.
As RoseMarie told Doris Day years ago:
Honey, if I don't have these alligator shoes and matching purse, we would be up to our a$$e$ in alligators in Florida in a matter of months......
I've never had any success hitting them. But I do enjoy eating them. Here in the South it is always a great get together with lots of food, fun and beautiful dogs.
While I don't agree with Paul Harvey on this one, my gosh, isn't he around 100 years old? If this is his "thing," who cares? He is entitled to his opinion.
I remember listening to him in the car when I was a little girl. He was an old man THEN.
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