PETA plan backfires

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PEOPLE FOR THE ETHICAL TREATMENT OF ANIMALS MAKES HUNTING EASY

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.  PETA’s efforts to save Ohio’s deer from this year’s annual statewide gun season has backfired.

An Ohio safety law requires hunters 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 because of its identification with hunter’s garb, 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 on deer by mid-December, and the anti-hunting group was still catching and vesting more deer.

Youngtown entrepreneur Guy Lockey, of Guy’s Outdoors came up with an idea that spits in the face of PETA by offering rewards for returned vests. Hunters who successfully bagged a vested deer could register for a drawing for random and biggest animal awards. Some 308 of the vests were recorded as bagged, based on returns by most of the hunter’s registering for Mr. Lockey’s drawing.

“It’s so easy, you can see them coming a mile away” said one first year hunter after checking in his first spike buck.

Ohio Department of Natural Resources officials were worried that the poorly thought-out plan by PETA might get somebody shot instead of saving the deer.  “Hunters have turned PETA’s plan upside down, so 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 short statewide gun season is open to shotguns only.
 

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oh yeah, almost forgot: this is from last january, but i never fail to get a kick out of reading it.
 

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