Monday, August 31, 2009

HSUS Files Amicus Brief Against Sportsmen

HSUS Spends Big Money That Isn't Theirs... Really...

In typical HSUS fashion, they have filed an amicus brief in the US Supreme Court against the makers of hunting and fishing videos. The original case could have ramifications as far as print!

This is their standard modus operendi, divide and conquer. Destroy a viable business model and got o the next area where they think they can win.

I know I am preaching to the choir, but it is imperative that you always think about these groups, and in your circle of acquaintances you make an effort to educate and elucidate on the issues!

Washington, DC -( The U.S. Supreme Court is slated to hear oral arguments in U.S. v. Stevens on Oct. 6. NSSF alerted conservation, sportsmen and outdoor media groups to this case previously and filed an amicus brief with the court. The case centers around a 1999 federal statute used to prosecute a Virginia man on animal cruelty-related charges that could similarly be used to prosecute retailers for stocking and selling books, DVDs or art depicting hunting scenes.

In the 2004 case, the defendant was initially convicted, but the decision was later overturned by the Third Court of Appeals as a violation of the First Amendment. NSSF opposes animal cruelty which is illegal in every state, but hunting scenes — which date back to cave drawings — are not representative of such criminal behavior.

The Humane Society of the United States has filed an amicus brief for the government.

Let's keep an eye on this!

Albert A Rasch
Member: Hunting Sportsmen of the United States HSUS (Let 'em sue me.)

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native said...

Hey there Albert,
F.Y.I. and all others, I am proud to say that my very good friend of almost 30 years, Bob Stevens has Won the Case! ;-)

The H.S.U.S. (Wayne Pacelle in particular) are only going through the motions, and are just simply throwing a tantrum like any unruly child would do when denied what they are wanting.

I testified as an Hunting Expert witness, and in particular, utilizing Hunting Dog's and on Bob's behalf 4 years ago (I will send you court records copies which Bob sent to me, my testimony is on page 7.

The H.S.U.S has a legal right to do this yes, but it is essentially a waste of their supporters money to do so.

I am going to Washington D.C. on October 6th. for the reading (which essentially is S.O.P. and also required, and also a tax dollar waste as well, but who is counting these days, right?).

After all is said and done Bob, Myself and Bob's son Mike are going to run up and to the top of the Supreme Court Steps in a victory run, just like ROCKY! as Bob so eloquently put it the other day!

This case will be precedent setting and will be required reading by all young and aspiring Esquires here in this country, from now till eternity.

H.S.U.S. is losing small battles all over right now as the public is starting to see through their lies and propaganda.

I could write volumes about the 3 days which I spent in court there in Pennsylvania 4 years ago, and Bob will do so I am sure as he is a very popular writer in the Working Dog World.

The Hunting and fishing industry owes a large debt of gratitude to Mr. Bob Stevens for being GAME, and not quitting and fighting this good fight (just like a good Bulldawg) and all the way to the Supreme Court.

Lets all follow his example and keep makin' the H.S.U.S. and P.e.T.A. run like the "CUR'S" (a dog man term) that they are!!!
YE HAW !!!!

Albert A Rasch said...

That's great to hear Native! I still get nervous as things work their way up to the Supreme Court. Sometimes there is no telling what may happen.

We need to hit HSUS and PeTA at every turn as hard as we can, and also make sure our house is in order too.

Everyone should post against them at every opportunity also. It is rare to find anyone posting against HSUS. I can count on one hand the number of individuals that post regularly against PeTA or HSUS.

Keep me in the loop!