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A collection of sample Animal Rights letters for you to use is now available at:<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.angelfire.com/hi2/ArtemisKittiesOnline/letters.html" target="_blank">http://www.angelfire.com/hi2/Artemis...e/letters.html</a>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Fishing is devastating to the environment and cruel to animals.</div>
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I didn't read all of the letters posted on this website, but I did read the ones about fishing and deer hunting. It upsets me to read all of those outrageous lies they are actually encouraging people to write just to discourage these activities they oppose for no good reason.<br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">A study of one lake in Wales revealed that the majority of litter left by visitors was found along the small section of shoreline predominantly used by fishers. Discarded bait containers accounted for nearly half the total trash.</div>
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Let me remind you that littering is illegal for everyone, including fishers. Littering is a problem; fishing itself is not.<br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">I urge you to reverse the decision to allow deer hunting in [location]. Such cruel and senseless slaughter of deer will not solve any of the problems you claim exist.</div>
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I don't hunt deer to solve any problems. I hunt for meat. Not to control animal populations, eliminate diseases, or to reduce human/animal conflicts. It just so happens that regulated hunting and fishing have positive side-effects to the animal populations, their habitat, and the environment as a whole.<br><br><br><br>
Here are some facts:<br><br><br><br>
Thanks to conservation efforts, there are more white-tailed deer in the US today than there ever have been in recorded history. This is after they were almost extinct a few decades ago.<br><br><br><br>
Thanks to food plots grown by hunters, many wild animals are much more healthy and happy than they would be otherwise. The deer that feed on these food plots grow bigger and stronger and the males tend to have bigger racks because of the constant and rich food supplies available to them all year long. Yes, this makes for better meat and 'trophies' for the hunters, but it's a good deal for the deer and other animals as well. It certainly beats having a bunch of skinny, gangly deer running around and dying of starvation all the time, IMO. The food plots help feed non-game species as well. Strangely, I don't see any ARAs spending any of their time, effort, and money on growing food plots on their land to feed wild animals like so many hunters do.<br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">A lethal method would require killing deer indefinitely, and killing increasing number of them to maintain a stable population.</div>
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Personally, I don't have a problem with that. No one should, IMO. There are plenty of people who want to hunt them for their own personal benefit and hunters will always make sure that there are plenty of healthy deer available for them to hunt and to keep the deer populations healthy. So, both deer and humans win. I'm sorry if some folks just can't stand the idea of people killing deer for their own personal benefit.<br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">There are several immunocontraceptive protocols that have been proven effective in reducing deer populations.</div>
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Not only are such programs extremely expensive and impractical, but they have failed to work on free-ranging deer populations. Furthermore, the drugs used to inoculate the deer have not been approved by the FDA. The risks for someone who eats deer treated with these drugs are unknown - such programs could prove to be harmful to deer and dangerous to humans who eat deer meat.<br><br><br><br>
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<div class="quote-block">Professional wildlife managers and biologists continue to tout the fact that despite decades of research and testing, non-lethal methods of controlling deer are not as effective as hunting.<br><br><br><br>
At a meeting in Howard County, Maryland, research scientists, biologists, and wildlife managers made it clear that hunting is the most effective way to control deer populations.<br><br><br><br>
Even if non-lethal techniques were perfected, they would never replace hunting deer, said Paul Peditto, game project manager for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Hunting remains, the most cost-effective way of doing business.<br><br><br><br>
Officials realize there is no trouble-free replacement for bullets or arrows. Robert J. Warren, a wildlife biologist with the University of Georgia, commented about fertility research.<br><br><br><br>
We do not have any methods that can be used routinely, he said. We are reducing fertility, but most studies have not yet shown a reduction in deer herds themselves.<br><br><br><br>
Speakers also cited field tests in Maryland and New York, using various methods to prevent deer from conceiving, that all had drawbacks. Dr. Allen Rutberg with the Humane Society of the United States even said that inoculating deer the first time is often not hard to do, but it gets harder and harder as the deer grow more wary.<br><br><br><br>
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Hunters play an important role in wildlife conservation and have a positive impact on wildlife in general, not just game species. Anyone who questions this fact should contact the US Fish and Wildlife Service and request information about the Federal Aid In Wildlife Restoration Act (also known as the Pittman-Robertson Act) of 1937. Hunters and fishers have contributed over 3 billion dollars to wildlife conservation and hunters voluntarily contribute more money to benefit non-game species than do non-hunters.
 

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*sighs* Fine.<br><br><br><br>
Here is the new thread: <a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/showthread.php?s=&threadid=3551" target="_blank">http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/s...&threadid=3551</a> .<br><br><br><br>
Why does everything have to be so complicated?
 

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Thanks Michael, this was really helpful, I've already printed off some sample letters that I will use to help me write some letters.<br><br><br><br>
-Chloe
 

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yesterday i wrote 12 letters with the help of this site. ive been using it a lot lately, its a great guide. thanks so much for sharing this with us michael.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":up:"> Yeah!!!<br><br><br><br>
Advocacy for the lazy!!!<br><br><br><br>
...gotta love it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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We are an animal rescue, we specialize in severly damaged large exotic birds.<br><br><br><br>
One of the things we've been forced to do, probably because of the economy locally, is start seeking grants. We've been around for 12 years with 100 of parrots to our credit in new homes or sanctuary.<br><br><br><br>
Petsmart keeps promoting their charities and what they do for animals, but after applying twice we've been turned down "BECAUSE WE ARE A RESCUE."<br><br><br><br>
Does that lead one to ask some questions about these people.<br><br><br><br>
PetCo Foundation on the other hand has been very generous.<br><br><br><br>
For our part, and we say it constantly, wild animals should be left in the wild. Once we take them out we are responsible forever. Responsible does not mean continued breeding and certainly not sale for cash.<br><br><br><br>
Good luck with moving the PetSmart mountain, it's a good cause. It's just the tip of the iceburg when it comes to trading in animals, there's thousand of petstores and breeders.<br><br><br><br>
Our work, as we are kind of unique as a rescue, might be of interest to folks.<br><br>
We currently have a webpage (not sure how long we can keep that up either as we're actually fighting off foreclosure) and it can be found at:<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.wondertainment.com/rescue.htm" target="_blank">http://www.wondertainment.com/rescue.htm</a><br><br><br><br>
Let's go get it done.<br><br><br><br>
Michael Rossetti
 
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