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Hunting in Lafitte in Southeast Louisiana

Can you believe this sad

Make-A-Wish has granted 83,000 wishes but put a stop to hunting outings, said Jim Maggio, a spokesman for the charity.

Its a safety concern, basically with exposing the kids and other participants to the potential for danger from a weapon being handled by someone who is in a weakened state from a life-threatening disease, Maggio said.

Animal rights groups had criticized hunting trips arranged by Phoenix-based Make-A-Wish.
May 30, 2011 at 7:29am
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e-man (R)Profile Photo
Posted May 30, 2011 at 8:42am
Make a wish

Well that's a cop out if i ever heard one.

One more charity i will no longer support.

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BRduckhunterProfile Photo
Posted May 30, 2011 at 9:28am
great organization

The reason they do this has alot to do with kids and guns and the risk and liabilities. This organization is only for kids and insurance companies consider kids + guns= high risks. It has nothing at all to do with animal rights as they still do fishing rodeos and fishing trips which kill animals. Absolutely in my opinion one of the greatest non-profits out there.

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Alternative

First, let me say that ANY group that works to make life better for these kids deserves support. However, I also believe that it was not safety concerns that led Make A Wish to discontinue offering hunts to these very ill kids. Clearly they bowed to anti-hunting pressure.

As sportsmen, we have a choice and can give support to an organization that believes in these kids' right to choose what their wish should be.

There is another group that was started for this very reason. When her son's 'wish' for a hunting trip was turned down, a mom started another charity group that provides hunting and fishing trips for terminally ill kids.

'Hunt Of A Lifetime is a nonprofit organization with a mission to grant hunting and fishing dreams for children age 21 and under, who have been diagnosed with life threatening illnesses. We are doing what we can to make a difference in their life, a dream come true. But we need your help, we are looking for people interested in helping the kids live their dreams, without you, we can't give them the dreams they so desire.'

http://www.huntofalifetime.org/

AndyGriffithProfile Photo
Posted May 30, 2011 at 10:15am
I don't know

I hope you are right BRDuckhunter. But, don't be surprised if in a few months you hear that the fishing trips have been stopped. Followed by an anouncement from Mr Maggio that it is 'a safety concern to have these children that are in a weakened state from these life-threating deseases around those sharp hooks, pointed rods, rocking boats, choppy seas, slippery decks, direct sun shine, glare from the water surface. Lets be honest here', said Mr Maggio,' we all know what kind of people these fisherman are, smoking, drinking, cursing. Do we really want our children around these types of people.'? Laugh now, but keep looking over you shoulder.

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CaptJSProfile Photo
Posted May 30, 2011 at 5:18pm
I don't think so BR Duck

Let/s see I may agree with you if one of the 83M were hurt or killed something like that guess I don't not the facts. But starting to be like peeling an onion the more we peele it the more it is going to stink.

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JBProfile Photo
JB
Posted May 31, 2011 at 7:36am
Charity

I too, heard it was because of animal rights' groups. If any of you watch 'Dream Season' or 'Drury Outdoors' on the Outdoor Channel, they have a foundation just for this purpose. It's called Catch a Dream Foundation. From what I heard, Mark and Terry Drury started this foundation when Make A Wish stopped doing hunts for kids.

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jer1945Profile Photo
Posted June 03, 2011 at 8:26am
make a wish

they won't get any of my money.peta/people eating tasty animals

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