The popular TV series, Duck Dynasty, has captured the attention of the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), with the animal rights group criticizing the show for promoting hunting.
Duck Dynasty, a popular show on A&E, follows the lives of the Robertson family, owners of the Duck Commander duck call brand. Family members are seen sporting camouflage, building duck blinds, and often times follows the family into the field while hunting.
PETA’s Vice President Dan Mathews is speaking out against the show, claiming that hunting encourages would-be criminals.
“Unfortunately hunting programs teach kids that violence is somehow acceptable,” Mathews told radaronline.com. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Hunting has proved to be the number one conservation program in protecting and expanding our nation’s wildlife populations for future generations. Young hunters are taught the importance of safety, why we hunt and how hunting is vital to conservation efforts.
Mathews also claims that hunting licenses have plummeted in the past two decades and that “most people have a reverence for animals.”
If Mathews would have done his research, he would actually find that hunting license purchases have remained consistent over the last two decades while the public’s acceptance of hunting is over 79 percent.
PETA is the number three group on the USSA’s ‘Dirty Dozen’ list. PETA encourages its members to break established hunter harassment laws and to interfere with hunts by protesting, blowing horns, and other unlawful acts.
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