From the Executive Director
If this doesn’t get your attention, nothing will. It is true and first came out at the Summit of the Horse Conference where Wyoming attorney Karen Falen gave a fantastic presentation on how American taxpayers are paying billions of federal tax dollars funding radical environmental groups to sue our government, and the government has to pay to fight the law suits. Read the following; it’s enough to make you sick.
—Dennis Foster, Executive Director, MFHA
Extremist environmental groups often get their legal fees reimbursed by the federal government under the Equal Justice Act.
By David Hart
How would you like to make a donation to the anti-hunting movement? You wouldn’t, of course, but like it or not, you already have. In 2007, for example, $280,000 of your tax dollars went directly to the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS)—the nation’s preeminent anti-hunting group—after HSUS successfully stopped the delisting of wolves from the Endangered Species Act in Minnesota.
Yes, your tax money is going straight to anti-hunting groups that file lawsuits to end legal hunting opportunities. If that’s not enough, taxpayers gave more than $436,000 to anti-hunting groups for blocking wolf management in the northern Rockies. All told, 13 environmental and anti-hunting groups, like Defenders of Wildlife, sued the federal government 1,159 times in the last 10 years and were reimbursed an estimated $34 million in legal fees from the federal government. Many of those suits had a direct impact on your freedom to hunt.