The Humane Society has been pushing a bill to ban dove hunting in Minnesota, but the bill ain't goin' anywhere: It died in a House committee today.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune did a short write-up on the bill tonight, and here's my favorite line:
"Howard Goldman of the Humane Society of the United States, which opposes dove hunting, said doves, which are small birds, have 'no food value.' "
Mr. Goldman, do you see the picture here? That's not a fig leaf on a turkey; it's a cilantro leaf on a delicious little roasted dove served over a bed of farro with a sauce of saba (boiled down grapes). Go ahead, Mr. Goldman, click to enlarge. But you might want to wait until you're alone - wouldn't want anyone to see you salivate.
There's an op-ed in the Winona (Minn.) Daily News today by the Minnesota/Wisconsin state director of the HSUS. Click here to read it, if you enjoy being irritated by propaganda.
© Holly A. Heyser 2008