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Tom Lavelle, Horace, Letter: Animal rights groups invade North Dakota

A new radio ad aired recently that should raise a caution light to all North Dakotans. It was an ad about property rights, and it said that there are petitions going around supporting a hunting ban on private property. These petitions are being b...

A new radio ad aired recently that should raise a caution light to all North Dakotans. It was an ad about property rights, and it said that there are petitions going around supporting a hunting ban on private property. These petitions are being backed by East Coast animal rights extremists. What are they doing here in North Dakota? They are trying to take away our right to hunt. One of the national backers is the Humane Society of the United States, which wants to ban all hunting, livestock, rodeos and circuses.

There is no room for the HSUS and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals here in North Dakota. First, they will take away hunting on private property, and then they will shift the focus toward eliminating animal agriculture altogether, just as they have done in Florida and Arizona. These animal activists need to stay away from North Dakota.

The Humane Society of the United States has led the anti-hunting movement for nearly 40 years. Now they are leading the crusade to end animal agriculture, too. I enjoy living here in North Dakota, away from the hustle and bustle of the big cities.

I am an occasional hunter, and I want to see North Dakota farmers keep their land and keep their land rights. I don't think it's fair to take away income or rights from an American citizen. Say no to the animal rights activists and keep our state free of East Coast animal rights extremists.

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