The ballot measure to make hunting a constitutional right was defeated by Arizona voters. Poor communication among pro-hunting groups, confusing language in the legislation, and large expenditures by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) opposing the bill were cited as reasons for the measure’s defeat.
A single cash donation by HSUS of $250,000 to the “No on 109” group represented more money than the total dollars raised by proponents of the bill.
Even hunters were confused by the language and weren’t certain which way to vote. Sponsors of the bill realize they need to do a better job of communicating in the future.
Read Matt Maxon’s article in the Yuma Sun for more.
November 16, 2010