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You good folks.

If this is not in the right place or inproper please remove.

But being a gun owner and and hunter I felt this should be brought to all Second Admendment folks.

Peak Antifreeze Support Anti-Hunters.

A Hunter and gun Owner Recently bought four gallons of Peak Antifreeze.

It was a good deal offering a $1 per gallon rebate. Later on, while filling out the rebate form he noticed you could either request the $4 rebate, or donate it to the American Humane Association (AHA).

Upon checking out the AHA web site, here are some of the things they had to say about hunting:

*Bear baiting is an unsporting, unethical, and barbaric practice used by trophy hunters to lure bears to food to shoot them point-blank.

*As many animal advocates know, the vast majority of animals that die in these barbaric traps are used for luxury fur garments.

*American Humane opposes the hunting of any living creature for fun, trophy, or for simple sport. American Humane believes that sport hunting is a form of exploitation of animals for the entertainment of the hunter and is contrary to the values of compassion and respect for all life that inform American Humane's mission.

*American Humane considers sport hunting a violation of the inherent integrity of animals and disruptive of the natural balance of the environment through human manipulation, and calls for positive action to be taken to prevent such cruelties.

Needless to say, the anti-freeze was returned to the store immediately, with an explanation to the store manager.

Not only that, but this member had the good sense to call Edward Powderly (Brand Manager, PEAK Performance Products) to express his displeasure with the company's promotion.

First off, Mr. Powderly claimed that the AHA did not have a stance against hunting and that they were being confused with the HSUS...

...Then he was read the quotes from the AHA website. Next, Mr. Powderly claimed that although they might have an anti-hunting stance that they are not actively involved in putting a stop to hunting...

...Then the numerous legislative anti-hunting bills that the AHA is actively lobbying for (per their website) was pointed out to him.

Next, Mr. Powderly claimed that the money generated from his promotion was going to be a very small amount compared to the AHA's total budget...

...To which the point was made very clear that the principle of even one penny of a hunter's money going to fund such activities is entirely unacceptable and that this practice will not be tolerated by America's sportsmen.

At that point, and running out of lame excuses, Mr. Powderly became rather smug, at one point stating that if a small group of hunters don't want to buy Peak antifreeze, that's fine... buy another brand... many of them are made by Peak and we wouldn't even know we were buying it.

It was suggested to Mr. Powderly that they be more careful who they are giving money to. He stated that this promotion was only going to last about another month and a half (until December), as if that were a good thing.

Let's make it a month and a half Mr. Powderly and Peak antifreeze will not forget! ACTION:

Peak is evidently not aware that there are millions of hunters across the country, and that we are indeed a segment of the population that requires some respect when it comes to "politically correct" promotions.

We will not tolerate having our discretional expense money being turned over to those who aim to put an end to our traditional, family-oriented, hunting lifestyle, and to North America's extremely successful wildlife management system, which is primarily funded by sportsman.

We need to hit them hard! Let's assure this type of "mistake" doesn't happen again.

Please forward this message to all outdoor sports enthusiast on your list.

To contact Peak go to: An extended list of products produced under other names by Peak include the following: (see http://www.peakantifreeze.com )

1. Advance Antifreeze
2. All Weather Antifreeze
3. Final Charge Global Extended Life
4. Fleet Charge Antifreeze
5. Fleet Charge Pre-Mixed
6. Full Force Antifreeze
7. Peak Antifreeze
8. Peak Ready Use
9. Peak Extended Life
10. Peak RV & Marine Antifreeze
11. Peak Windshield Wash
12. Peak Ultra Melt
13. Sierra Antifreeze ********************************************

Peak Parent company:

Old World Industries, Inc. Company Profile: Old World Industries is taking a progressive lead in the production of chemicals.
The company is the #2 US antifreeze maker (after Honeywell, maker of Prestone) and the only vertically integrated antifreeze producer.

Old World's antifreezes include Peak and Sierra (the latter is marketed to parents and pet owners as a safer alternative antifreeze), as well as private labels.

Old World also makes deicers, pickup bed liners (Herculiner), windshield wiper blades (SmartBlade), and spark plugs (SplitFire). The company's chemicals unit is a leading maker of ethylene glycol (used in antifreeze), ethylene oxide, and liquid caustic soda.

Chairman and CEO Tom Hurvis and Riaz Waraich own Old World. Contact Information:

Address: 4065 Commercial Ave. Northbrook, IL 60062 Phone: 847-559-2000 Fax: 847-559-2266 Key People: . Chairman and CEO: J. Thomas Hurvis . President: James (Jim) Bryan . CFO: Brian Schweigel Source:

http://biz.yahoo.com/ic/47/47092.html
 

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When this was brought up on thehighroad.org, a lot of us e-mailed Peak. Peak has now stated that in response to concerns raised by hunters, it has ended its association with the anti-hunting groups.
 

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Just how do these big manufacturers, et al, get involved with these, IMHO, anti-American group's causes? Is it the CEOs? The board members? How do you link selling anti-freeze to anti-hunting? And why don't they come right out and say it? Why do they have to hide their donation in the fine print?
 

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How do they get involved? Well, a group comes to the manufacturer and says "I've got a marketing campaign for you. We are promoting cause A and by donating to our campaign, you can generate good will, get a tax deduction, and we will say nice things about you. All in all, this should represent a X% increase in revenues." Then, they use the funds donated for cause A to fund cause B.
 

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I think what happens is these groups come of to sponsors with sympathy items like animal abuse on dogs and cats. Domesticated (SP?) pets and their treatment. Not the deeper issues they have.

Look at their pages: it has stuff about animal care and adoption, shelters, disaster relief. They have nothing but pictures of cute little puppies and kittens.
 

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None of the AHA points that Onefoot posted seem anti-hunting to me. First off, while not avid, I do some hunting. I believe that if you bag some game, it is to be used for your consumption.

No AHA points said that hunting per-se is wrong.

Their points about animals enduring an agonizing death is strong and moral.

I am not so sure however, about what they mean by "sport hunting" ... If they mean that killing a bear for its gall bladder, and letting the carcass rot is "sport hunting", then I too would be against that.
 

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*American Humane opposes the hunting of any living creature for fun, trophy, or for simple sport. American Humane believes that sport hunting is a form of exploitation of animals for the entertainment of the hunter and is contrary to the values of compassion and respect for all life that inform American Humane's mission.
Given that nearly all legalized hunting in the US is for sport, I think it's pretty clear AHA wants to ban everything.
 

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How can you have respect for life if you have never killed anything? That concept dates from the dawn of time. The ignorance of these people is astounding.
 
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