Letter - Radical animal rights groups are targeting N.D.
North Dakota is obviously in the sites of radical animal rights groups. Who else would look to ban hunting? If North Dakotans decide that hunting behind a fence is illegal we are well on our way to banning other kinds of hunting.
If we ban any type of hunting, it’s a lot easier for the anti-hunting and/or animal rights activists to attack all hunting until they take it all. Other states and cases have proven this to be a concern – the bans escalate into a domino effect.
Even worse in this case, hunters are working toward limiting the heritage they claim to care about; in effect, they are working with animal rights activists on future hunting bans.
The simple fact is as hunters, we are shooting ourselves in the foot to invite anti-hunting organizations and animal rights activists into North Dakota with this kind of legislation – which supporters of this ballot measure have done.
The families raising deer and elk on these ranches (600-1,200 acres on average from what I understand) have a right to do what they like with their livestock and their land. If a certain kind of hunting isn’t allowed on your neighbor’s land, your preferred method will probably be next.