The Fund for Animals today sent out a press release listing the “Top Ten States with the Cruelest Canned Hunts.” According to The Fund,
The states making The FundÂ’s Â“top tenÂ” list are: Texas, Michigan,
Florida, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Ohio, Maine, Missouri, New Mexico,
Tennessee, Kentucky, and Louisiana. Although advertised under a variety
of namesÂ—most frequently Â“hunting preserves,Â” Â“game ranches,Â” or
Â“shooting preservesÂ”Â—canned hunts violate the hunting communityÂ’s
standard of Â“fair chaseÂ” by confining animals to cages or fenced
enclosures. The types of animals killed can range from native species
such as elk and deer to exotic animals such as zebras, Corsican rams,
blackbuck antelope, and water buffalo.
Apparently compiling that list of ten states stretched The Fund for Animals’ limited research capabilities. A few hours after releasing it, Fund media coordinator Tracey McIntire was forced to send out a correction that read,
The list of the states with the worst canned hunts should NOT include
New Mexico and Kentucky.
Oops. No word on which states would take New Mexico and Kentucky’s places. The odds are good, however, that The Fund for Animals would be well at home on a list of top 10 animal rights groups that can never seem to get their act together.
The Fund For Animals Announces The Top Ten States With The Cruelest Canned Hunts. The Fund for Animals, Press Release, August 12, 2002.
Correction on press release. Tracey McIntire, The Fund for Animals, August 12, 2002.