Thursday, January 22, 2004

We need you to join the Sierra Club

Many of you are going to think this is nuts. I fully endorse Teresa Platt and her plea to take over the Sierra Club. Act today. You always want to know how you can help so forward this to everyone you know.

Please do link here to read and understand the whole thing, we need to get a seat on the board.

Why my family joined the Sierra Club - and why yours should too before January 31, 2004!By Teresa Platt, Executive Director, Fur Commission USA (link)

I work in the mink biz and my family's work resumé includes agriculture and commercial fishing. Most of my friends are professional farmers, ranchers, fishermen, hunters and trappers, loggers and miners, whalers and sealers, resource providers from all over the world. Such people are more often on the receiving end of Sierra Club campaigns, as opposed to members of Sierra Club.So why has my family joined the Sierra Club?

Since most Sierra Clubbers don't vote, it only takes about 30,000 votes for a candidate to win a seat on the board. That's only 15,000 families with joint membership. Executive Director Carl Pope noted that 18% of Sierra Club members fish and/or hunt (about 140,000 of the 780,000 Sierra Club members) and he worries that they will be driven out of the Club by the vegan/animal rights agenda pushed by Paul Watson.


Nails it again

Once again Joyce Morrison has drawn the picture in the Illinois Leader so well.

The powerful push to protect animals (whole story)

By Joyce Morrison (

Recently a cougar (mountain lion) in Orange County, CA killed one bicyclist and would have killed the second one if her companions had not come to her rescue. Estimates are between 4,000 and 6,000 adult lions roaming California. State law prohibits hunting or killing them.

There are environmentalists and then there are extremists. It would be interesting to put some of these extremists out in the wild for about two weeks to fend for themselves without mosquito spray and all the luxuries they enjoy while making their "pristine regulations." With no weapon to defend themselves against the wolves, poisonous snakes, cougars and bears they believe should be introduced into the rural areas where people live, their controls would become much less extreme.

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