According to the Department of Agriculture, more than 50 million people, including one in four children, struggled to find enough to eat last year -- the largest number since the federal government began tracking the problem. Some hunters in Maryland want to lower those numbers and are donating their venison to organizations that help feed the hungry. So far they have delivered nearly half a million meals to people in the last two years.
Instead of commending these people for their generosity, they are getting attacked by PETA and HSUS. Ridiculous but not surprising to most of you, I'm sure.
"I find it offensive that people would try to justify immoral behavior by claiming that something good comes out of it," said Bruce Friedrich, a spokesman for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. "They can't defend ruthlessly blowing away animals for fun, so they come up with these ancillary benefits."
You know what I find offensive Mr. Friedrich? If these good citizens were just ruthlessly blowing away animals for fun, then they wouldn't be taking the time, or spending the money to get them butchered and then donating the meat to organizations that HELP people. The fact that you would rather let people starve than have them eat tasty and nutritious venison is offensive to me.
How sad is it that PETA and the Humane Society of the United States, who have combined resources in the neighborhood of one-quarter of a billion dollars, would rather complain about deer hunting than help out hungry families? While farmers, ranchers and hunters work to help feed the families in their communities, PETA and HSUS work to stop their efforts. Why Bruce Friedrich and Wayne Pacelle would let their organizations actively work towards causing more people to go hungry is beyond belief. That quarter of a billion dollars could feed so many hungry people.