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I wish the following was a joke. I received the following e-mail. One thing that is important to note, the anti's are well funded and unequivocal in their mission...

Assemblyman Joe Nation (D-San Rafael) introduced AB 1190 which would
ban the hunting of mourning and white-winged doves in California. About
two weeks ago, Assemblyman Paul Koretz (D-West Hollywood) introduced AB 342, which would ban dog hunting of furred mammals, squirrels, rabbits, hares, *****, fox, bobcats, et al.

Everyone who enjoys hunting or supports hunting rights should
immediately write a letter to his or her assemblyman. Urge him/her to
OPPOSE AB 1190. Letters should be addressed to:

The Honorable _______________
State Capitol
Sacramento, CA 95814

Points you may wish to make in your letter:
1. Virtually all doves taken are consumed by hunters and their families
and friends.
2. Dove hunting is extremely popular because doves are plentiful and
reproduce extremely well.
3. All but a few hunters are ethical, humane and treat the birds with
respect.
4. Human hunting of doves is part of the natural processes of life.
5. Dove populations are carefully monitored by the Dept. of Fish and
Game.
6. Hunters take only a tiny portion of the dove population each year.
7. Due to decrease in natural predators (resulting from urban sprawl,
development, etc.), dove populations would skyrocket without hunting.
This would lead to dove overpopulation, starvation, disease and higher
death rates among doves.
8. Dove hunting is a wholesome and healthy family activity.
9. Since doves are hunted for food, hunting doves is no less moral,
ethical or humane than eating domestically raised poultry (if anything,
it's more ethical since doves live in their natural environment whereas
domestic birds live in cages).
10. Most hunters go to great lengths to find wounded birds.
11. Dove hunting has a long and honored history in California.
 
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