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Old 01-02-2002, 04:35 PM
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Cereal Company Joins in Partnership with Nation’s Largest Animal Rights Group- (12/11)
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General Mills, maker of a variety of breakfast cereals, is promoting the nation’s largest animal rights organization by distributing free calendars in specially marked boxes of Golden Grahams cereal.

The “Pets and Their Celebrities” 2002 calendars feature information from the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and its Kids in Nature’s Defense (KIND) News. It includes photos of a number of celebrities and their pets, including Christina Applegate, David Alan Grier and Brendan Fraser.

KIND News is a classroom newspaper the HSUS uses to spread its animal rights message to children. Produced by the National Association for Humane and Environmental Education, a youth education division of the HSUS, this newspaper is printed monthly and is read by more than 1.2 million school children, grades K-6.

“General Mills has made a tremendous mistake in its support of the Humane Society of the United States,” said WLFA President Bud Pidgeon. “In this partnership, General Mills and Golden Grahams cereal are promoting an organization that is determined to eliminate the American traditions of hunting, fishing, trapping, animal agriculture and other animal use.”

General Mills is not alone in their misunderstanding of the nation’s largest animal rights group.

“The HSUS has millions of people fooled into thinking it is raising money to save dogs and cats that are stranded in local shelters,” said Pidgeon. “The truth is HSUS does not operate or oversee any animal shelters. In fact, the organization spent less that one percent of its 1999 income of $67 million on grants to wildlife, animal habitat and dog and cat shelters.”

Take Action! Sportsmen should contact General Mills to express their extreme displeasure of its support for the Humane Society of the United States. Contact Stephen W. Sanger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of General Mills, at P.O. Box 1113, Minneapolis, MN, 55440 or call him at (763) 764-7600.


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Old 01-03-2002, 06:47 AM
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I should make and sell a calender with photos of all the stray and feral dogs that are dumped in the San Bernardino county area of the mojave desert and outlying areas around Victorville! I sure don't see "Fund for Animals" or PeTA out there rounding up the dogs and finding "homes" for them.

Heck, I need the "practice" animals out there to get ready for deer season. I might sound like a person that gives hunters a bad name, but actually I disagree. I'm killing these univited strays/ferals that are killing the natural rabbits, quail, puppy coyotes and other small game out there in the desert. The people who "dump" their tired and old pets out there are the ones that need a good ass kick'n!!!!

In the mean time, I'll continue to use the stray dogs for target practice without any feelings of guilt.

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Old 01-03-2002, 07:56 AM
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Hk45USP, leave it to humans to mess up nature. Pets get dumped back into the wild generally don't have many natural enemies so there is nothing to stop them from multiplying in large numbers. They upset the balance of the local ecosystem by depleting resources that would otherwise be used by the "native" wildlife, to include predators. They also carry disease and spread it to other species. By disposing of these animals, you are preforming a necessary service. I have pretty vast experience with feral dogs and cats, even if they could be caught, most could never be domesticated from their wild state. The only recourse is to humanely destroy them and I can think of no better way than a bullet through the brainpan. They never know what hit them.

Looks like I won't be eating cereal for awhile.
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Old 01-03-2002, 08:32 AM
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Got to agree with frizzellr, no more cereal for me.

If Outdoorspeople (being politically correct and not just hunters) could get together and avoid purchasing products from non-outdoor sports friendly companies, I believe you would see allot less of this crap happening. You have to hit them in their pocket books. I personally do not support stores or manufacturers that dislike hunting and fishing sports.

Just my two cents!
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Old 01-03-2002, 10:28 AM
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I've attached the letter I'm sending to General Mills. If you would like to use the same letter go ahead though please put your own name and address on the bottom.

Concerning the General Mills boycott. You may also want to go on their website and send General Mills and their associates and email. General Mills website is: www.generalmills.com

LETTER:

General Mills December 21, 2001 Mr. Stephen W. Sanger PO Box 1113 Minneapolis, MN 55440

Mr. Sanger, (Chairman & CEO of General Mills)

I’m writing this letter to inform you and “General Mills” that I and my family will be boycotting all “General Mills” and associated products!

It has come to my attention that “General Mills” is supporting the “Humane Society of the United States (HSUS)” by distributing free “HSUS 2002” calendars in specially marked boxes of Golden Grahams cereal.

My family is boycotting all “General Mills” products until the support of the “Humane Society of the United States” and or any other animal rights group(s) is stopped. I’m also strongly urging all my friends, relatives and acquaintances to boycott all “General Mills” products as well.

Name brands that I & my family are boycotting:

General Mills, Betty Crocker, Progresso, Yoplait, Green Giant, Lloyd’s, Old El Paso, Chex Mix, Fruit Roll-Ups, Pop Secret, Nature Valley, Pillsbury, Small Planet Foods, Cascadian Farm, Muir Glen Organic


Regards Albert R. Hartwig Address City, State/Prov. Zip/Postal Code
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Old 01-04-2002, 10:41 AM
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It great to hear from, HK45USP, Frizzellr, 340WBYMAG & drache your helping and getting involved! But we need to get everyone involved!

I see hundreds of people on this Bulletin Board but how many of them are doing something. I've even had this thread locked or removed from some of the forums on this bulletin board because I'm spamming. This issue is too important! We have to get the majority of the people out there off their butts and fighting for what is right, or our future is very bleak.

We have to follow the Anti's leader. Most of these ARA organizations our run with under 50 people but they get everyone involved. You can bet that when they put a boycott on the ARA bulletin board everyone of them is getting involved.

For everyone of you doing something, thanks!

For the rest of you please get behind this boycott. You can take 5 minutes to go from this bulletin board to the "General Mills" website. Copy my letter above and email it with your name and address to "General Mills" and all their subsidiaries.

Let’s win one for a change.

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Old 01-04-2002, 05:38 PM
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For anyone that doen't know here is some information:

There is only one "Humane Society of the United States"(HSUS). The HSUS we're talking about is the largest Animal Rights Activist organization in North America. USHS is a group of people making a lot of money by using the same name as your local animal shelter. In 1998 they took in $81,782,537.00 US dollars.

Did you know the HSUS have been an instrumental part of more lawsuits to stop some form of hunting and conservation, wildlife management in the USA than any one anti-hunting/animal rights lobbing group.

Here are just a couple of quotes from HSUS:

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS):
Wayne Pacelle, Senior Vice-President

"Our goal is to get sport hunting in the same category as cock fighting and dog fighting. Our opponents say that hunting is a tradition. We say traditions can change." (Quoted in Bozeman Daily Chronicle, Oct. 8, 1991)

Michael Fox, HSUS Vice-President

"The life of an ant and that of my child should be granted equal consideration." (In Inhumane Society, 1990)

Do a little research DK. You will find that at worst they are an animal rights group with ties to terrorist groups like PeTA and the animal liberation front.

Please help out and join the boycott.
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Old 01-04-2002, 07:30 PM
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I just sent a mesg to G.M. I'am anxious to see there comment.
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Old 01-04-2002, 08:03 PM
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They won't comment and they probably don"t care. The fact is that they figure that everyone is crazy about puppies so they can't loose. I really dont see how it matters(PLEASE DONT HATE ME FOR THIS) THE FACT IS THAT p.e.t.a. (no caps) is our best friend,let them and their handgun control friends try all their worst.I believe that in the end the people of america are good,honest and not completely stupid.They look stupid when they speak and down right evil in their actions.I know that perhaps stupid people do fall for their lies but thats fine because someday we are going to have to say"enough of this crap" and live like men anyway.
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