In the same spirit I sent posts when we in California were up against HSUS
to defend coursing, hunting with sighthounds, & keep sighthounds out of the
Penal Code -- so do I forward this received from US Sportsmen's Alliance, who
worked with us to stop AB 2110. Even more forwarding
San Francisco, CA
Sportsmen's Action Needed to Stop the U.S. Postal
From Promoting Humane Society of the United States
U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is allowing the Humane Society of the United States
(HSUS) to place its anti-animal use rhetoric on postage stamps, and use money
gained from the sale of the stamps to further its anti-hunting, anti-animal use
mission. Sportsmen's action is needed immediately to stop this
Zazzle.com, the company offering the HSUS stamps, reports that
through its Community Giving Program 20 percent, or more, of the sales of the
HSUS stamps goes to the HSUS.
Earlier this year, Congress amended
an 1872 law that forbade advertisements on U.S. currency, including postage
stamps. The amendment paved the way for an experimental one-year trial
period allowing companies such as Endicia.com, Stamps.com and Zazzle.com to
offer customizable stamps via the Internet. These stamps can be printed
with everything from baby photos to corporate logos, and in the case of the HSUS
stamps, anti-animal use slogans.
Sportsmen must stop this now!
Every penny earned through such fundraisers is another penny that will be used
to bring an end to hunting, fishing and trapping in the United States.
Contact the USPS and make your outrage known! Send letters to Postmaster
General John Potter, 475 Lenfant Plaza SW, Washington, D.C., 20260-0010.
Faxes can be sent to Mr. Potter at (202) 268-5211. Convince him that it is
unacceptable for the USPS to promote and raise money for the HSUS.
Most importantly, call, write and fax your U.S. senators and
congressman. Let them know that you expect them to put an end to this
exploitation of the U.S. Mail to benefit an inflammatory organization such as
the HSUS. Be sure to send a copy of your letters and faxes to the U.S.
Sportsmen's Alliance (contact information below).
emails! While e-mail is an excellent way to inform people about an issue,
it is not the best way to send opinions. With the click of a button, an e-mail
and dozens of others like it can be deleted.
Sample letters for the
Postmaster General and legislators are available at the Legislative Action
Center. Sportsmen are encouraged to modify, personalize and print these
letters to send to the USPS and their legislators. Go to www.ussportsmen.org
to access the
Legislative Action Center.
The U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance protects the
rights of hunters, anglers and trappers in the courts, legislatures, at the
ballot, in Congress and through public education programs. For more
information about the U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance and its work, call (614)
888-4868 or visit its website, www.ussportsmen.org
information about the following message, please contact:
801 Kingsmill Parkway, Columbus, OH 43229
888-4868 Fax: 614 888-0326