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Posted: 1/8/2002 3:19:52 AM EST
I thought I had heard of this happening before somewheres else.....will they ever learn? This is funny stuff. PETA Attempt to mess up hunters - backfires PETA Fails in Attempt to Thwart Hunters Assoc. Press (Columbus, OH) If you are familiar with PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), then you are aware of the fact they will do almost anything to protect animals. This year's efforts to save Ohio's deer from the annual statewide gun season has backfired. For safety's sake, hunters in Ohio are required by law to display at least 400 square inches of hunter's blaze orange on their person when in the woods. Capitalizing on the fact that hunters do not usually shoot orange, PETA recently bulk purchased blaze orange vests and have been affixing them to live-trapped deer in Youngstown suburbs. According to PETA spokesperson Katie Reese, a total of 405 vests were successfully put into circulation prior to this week, with additional specimens still being caught and vested. Youngtown entrepreneur Guy Lockey, of Guy's Outdoors has spit in the face of PETA by offering rewards for the returned vests this week. Hunters who can successfully bag a vested deer can pay $5 for random and biggest animal awards. As of Tuesday, 308 of the vests had already been recorded as bagged with most of the hunters registering for Mr. Lockey's drawing. [b]It's so easy, you can see them coming a mile away" said one first year hunter after checking in his first spike buck. [/b] ODNR officials are worried that the poorly thought out plan by PETA might get somebody shot instead of saving the deer. "Hunters have turned their plan upside down, we're just hoping that nobody gets hurt and are hoping that none of the vested animals get tangled in brush" said an unnamed ODNR official. "PETA has really outdone itself this time." Ohio's statewide gun season is open to shotguns only and is scheduled to close on Saturday.
Link Posted: 1/8/2002 3:35:00 AM EST
Sorry to burst anyones bubble but this article is a old rumor that pops up a few times a year. As much as i despise peta and have had several confrontations with them they have not done this. But 2001 was a banner year for peta to make asses out of themselves and just about every publicity stunt they used this year bcakfired.
Link Posted: 1/8/2002 3:35:42 AM EST
... This wouldn't be so funny if it wasn't so sad.
Link Posted: 1/8/2002 3:40:16 AM EST
I knew I had heard this story before. FoxNews reported this story last night?
Link Posted: 1/8/2002 4:01:02 AM EST
Ban all deer. For the children.
Link Posted: 1/8/2002 2:27:40 PM EST
LMAO funny if its true. "you can them coming from a mile away"
Link Posted: 1/8/2002 2:37:44 PM EST
Fox news reported tonight that they were sorry but it was a hoax and they had been duped.
Link Posted: 1/8/2002 4:22:59 PM EST
Maybe they should consider camo vests for the critters.
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