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Hound Show Cancellations

The organizers of the following hound shows have announced these cancellations: 

Southern Hound Show
Central States Hound Show
Southwest Hound Show
Carolinas Hound Show
New England Hound Show (possible reschedule to later in the summer—check with the New England organizers)
Virginia Hound Show

A Message from MFHA President Tony Leahy, MFH

MFHA News: Links Worth Reading - June 2011


Colorado group seeks to feed poor and hungry



Moran Amendment Roll Call Vote Tally



Below is the roll call vote tally for the Moran Amendment which was added to the Agriculture Appropriations bill. If you would like to contact any of the Congress members to thank them for their ‘No’ vote, or to provide testimony and education to those who voted ‘Aye’ you can do that by looking them up on one or both of the following websites:

http://www.house.gov/ and  http://appropriations.house.gov/


It is important that they hear from as many people in the horse industry as possible.


Are wild horses native to US? BLM view challenged

MFHA News: Links Worth Reading - May 2011

From the Executive Director

This is a really good article from the Wall Street Journal (subscribers only)

While the subject is not hunting with hounds, it is about how the animal rights groups are successful in turning public opinion.  We help them by not educating the public on the value of what we do. In England, the anti movement took advantage of the lack of comment and defense by foxhunters for foxhunting. In England, the logic was that it was part of their history, a legal pastime and their God-given right.  The same thing is happening today in the USA and around the world: the animal rights groups are campaigning to close down animal farming and turn our children into vegans.  Animal Agriculture tried to ignore them and keep a low profile.  They, too, stayed away from other AR targets such as hunters.  Who would think animal rights groups would go after our food supply?  After all isn’t it our right to eat the food as we always have?  But, now with the wolf’s breath on their necks, animal agriculture has stepped up to the plate to join us.

HSUS and PETA have long targeted medical research using animals.  It started with trying to prevent using animals to test cosmetics.  It was easy for the public to agree that animals need not suffer for human vanity.  In the USA, the recent banning of horses for human consumption set the stage for such bans on other livestock.  If we shouldn’t eat horses, which are livestock and have been eaten for centuries, than why should we eat cows, pigs and chickens?

We Are All Funding Anti-Hunting Groups


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

We Are All Funding Anti-Hunting Groups

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.

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