"Build-A-Bear: Anti-Hunters"

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  1. colt45

    colt45 Guest

    06/16/2002 Entry: "Build-A-Bear: Anti-Hunters"

    Build-A-Bear Workshop Makes Donations to Nation’s Largest Animal Rights Group

    (Columbus) – A popular business that allows children to create their own stuffed animals is running a promotion to help fund the nation’s largest anti-hunting organization.

    The Build-A-Bear Workshop, a business that hosts Build-A-Bear parties where children may go to create their own teddy bears and other animals, is donating $1 from the sale of every black lab stuffed dog that is assembled to the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS).

    The U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance, the nation’s leading sportsman advocacy group, contacted Build-A-Bear Workshop to voice its displeasure with the promotion. The Alliance urged the business to end its promotion of HSUS because of the organization’s work to eliminate all hunting, trapping and most other animal uses. Despite this request, Build-A-Bear Workshop did not end the relationship.

    Build-A-Bear Workshop spokesperson Jill Saunders has not responded to numerous calls from the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance.

    The partnership is being promoted through an ad that reads, "Make a new stuffed puppy and help save a real puppy!"

    "This promotion is being run as if the HSUS actually spends its time and money helping pets," said U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance President Bud Pidgeon. "Build-A-Bear Workshop must realize that HSUS does not run any cat or dog shelters in this country. In fact, only a very small percentage of its enormous $65 million income went toward programs directly helping companion animals in 2000."

    America’s sportsmen should be outraged with Build-A-Bear Workshop's donations because the HSUS promotes anti-conservation issues through its attacks on America’s hunting heritage and other forms of animal use.

    You can express your extreme dissatisfaction with Build-A-Bear Workshop’s donations to the HSUS by calling Maxine Clark, Build-A-Bear Workshop CEO at (888) 560-2327. Comments may also be sent to Maxine Clark, CEO, Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc., 1954 Innerbelt Business Center Dr., St. Louis, MO 63114. Fax (314) 423-8188.
  2. Do you think they would mind if we set the teddy bear up on a fence post and blew the stuffing out of it? Or is there some kind of activist organization against the abuse of stuffed animals?

  3. Shaun

    Shaun G&G Evangelist

    slap a PETA label on them