Ted Nugent gets a real charge out of senseless violence against animals. This is not news. One need only tune in to his TV show to learn about his love of killing. What is news is that Nugent broke the law while filming said show. He killed underage deer using bait, both of which are illegal in California, where the show is filmed. He was brought up on 11 charges and pled no contest to 2 in a plea deal.
Yep, Ted “[W]henever I hear the word animal or rights in the same paragraph, I’m killing an extra hundred of something this year” Nugent apparently has a little trouble telling right from wrong. Quelle surprise.
Furthermore, As Annie Hartnett notes over at Change.org,
Nugent is a longserving board member of the National Rifle Association, referred to as “Uncle Ted” on the NRA website. The NRA says it “strongly supports every law-abiding American’s privledge to hunt.” The website also states that hunters are an important part of wildlife conservation and wildlife management.
As the President of the Humane Society of the United States pointed out, if the NRA is serious about abiding by a hunter’s code of ethics, [it] should oust Nugent from [its] board for breaking the law.
I’ve decided to hold my breath until that happens. No wait; maybe I’d better not.