A Majestic Stag by siraf72
A law that harrasses hunters? Something is amiss
here. Aren't the hunters the ones who are
harrassing defenseless deer?
Where is it written in stone that hunters have the right
to pursue and kill deer not only in the woods but on YOUR
The AgGag Law, in my view and the view of any thinking,
caring person, has to be the pits. Well this new
"Hunter Harrassment Law" in Pennsylvania and in other
states as well can share this dubious distinction with the promoters of the AgGag
Both laws are trying to shield man's cruelty to
innocent, defenseless animals. The AgGag law makes it a crime
to videotape farm animal cruelty, and this new Hunter
Harrassment Law makes it a crime to tell the hunter to get off your property should a deer come on it seeking refuge from men who wish to kill him/her. If I read correctly,
also a crime to make noise on your property during the
Please go to CARE 2 to sign this petition which is being challenged by Jan Haagensen. She is asking the Supreme
Court of the US (Scotus) to take up the case. If you need
some inspiration -the picture of the deer on the Care2 site
with an arrow through her neck (half on one side and half on
the other side) may cause you to
I did. I signed the petition and also e-mailed the
Supreme Court to hear her case. Please do the same if
concerned about the injustice of this law. I'm sure you will be
able to find the Care2 -Harassment Hunter Law site on the
internet if you wish to act.
Protecting a hunted animal on your property is a right
and it is much like the old beautiful concept of
"sanctuary." When applied, anyone who was hunted was protected from his
upon entering a church and asking for sanctuary.
Now, the same notion of "sanctuary" for those animals who
seek protection from the bullets or arrows of hunters on
private property is considered a crime. Instead of protecting
the rights of private ownership, this law is protecting the
"rights" of hunters bent on destroying an innocent
Obviously, the deer have no rights, but what about the
owners who wish to offer them asylum? Their rights are
violated by this Harrassment Hunter Law.
What's more important- the rights of the hunter or the
rights of the property owner? I couldn't believe what I read at
Anne Muller's petition site on Care 2:
"People across the country have been arrested on their
own property for interfering with armed hunters and charged
with "Hunter Harrasment" for:
*speaking on their cell phones
*playing the radio
*asking trespassing hunters to leave
On any property, if you merely ask a hunter not to shoot
you can be charged with hunter harassment!"
It seems to me that being an American no longer is a
against unfair and unjust laws. What do you think?
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