31 Mar '11, 9pm

Proposed Arkansas Coal-Fired Utility Plant Expansion Opposed By Hunters

Proposed Arkansas Coal-Fired Utility Plant Expansion Opposed By Hunters

Contemplating what happens when the duck blind stays empty. Image credit: All images this post are by J.Laumer. As it has become fashionable among young people to criticize hunting - while all of us who care about the environment, hunters included, are under attack by well-funded radicals - I thought this would be a good time to remind TH readers that from Teddy Roosevelt to the present it's been hunters who stood up first on behalf of conservation: leading to our National Parks and wildlife refuge system, for example.. Additionally, many private hunt clubs exist which protect relict plant and animal populations. When hunting culture passes, something being accelerated by all the anti-hunting rhetoric, so too will the land, the relict ecosystems, and far flung organizational support for environmental protections. Words matter to political strategy, which I address in more ...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/03/proposed-arkansas...

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