View Full Version : PETA backfires!

January 8, 2002, 09:59 AM
Thanks to Doug Charette over at KeepAndBearArms.com for this little gem.



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.

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

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.

January 8, 2002, 01:20 PM
I hate to do this to you, but.............. This same thing went around last year and there was some speculation that it was a hoax. So, when I saw it this year, I called information to get a number for Guy's Outdoors in Youngstown and they have no listing. I then called the ODNR District 3 office that would cover Youngstown and they never heard of it either. I even talked to two different people at the ODNR and they got a good laugh out of it.

January 8, 2002, 01:55 PM
But it does sound like something they'd pull, does it not? LOL!

January 8, 2002, 02:02 PM
Awh crap. :(

January 8, 2002, 03:03 PM
Nuther urban legand that rises yearly.

Sam......"Leave no duck unplucked"

January 8, 2002, 03:07 PM
"But it does sound like something they'd pull, does it not? LOL!"

That is exactly what the woman that answered the phone at ODNR said.