June 6, 2006
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NWHS Needs A New Office
Arkansas — Last week we
received a call from the individual who donated the
trailer, to our organization, that has been the NWHS
Headquarters Office. It seems he has had an illness, has
fallen on hard financial times and wants it back to sell it.
His intentions were good when he donated the trailer, but
you know what they say about good intentions. :)
We have never received title on
the trailer, so he has a claim to it. We could fight this
claim, but considering his circumstances we have chosen to
just let him have it back and move on in another direction. We
paid to have it moved to here, next to the tiger enclosures on
a nice large cement pad. We moved it from a place where
it would surely have been stripped of valuable
appliances and vandalized, so have offered a secure place
for the last 20 months. We will ask him only for payment for
the move, and a small monthly storage fee. We will be as fair
as possible considering he is in a tight financial
We regret losing this very nice trailer, but have
found a more suitable alternative. We have decided on a very
sturdy and well made prefab building that is typically sold as
cabins for hunters, or Arkansas vacation-property owners.
There is financing available (albeit high interest) through
the company that builds them. After 36 months pay-off, the
total cost of this building will be appx. $8,000. Free
delivery and set-up is included (we are a considerable
distance out of their normal delivery area, but they
have agreed to go the extra miles for the animals). There
is a 40 year guarantee on the building against leaking, rot,
and termite damage. There is also an enormous amount of
storage space in the loft area above the office.
The larger the down payment,
the lower the payments (and total cost) will be. We have
already set a utility pole, meter loop, breaker box, and
had the power company install a security light and meter. We
will finish the interior ourselves, with the help of
"volunteer" friends and family. Target delivery date is the
last week of June 2006. We will be ordering it the third week
of June, and need all the downpayment money we can scrape up
The photo below is a conceptual picture of the
building. Click the picture to see a larger photo and info on
how you may help. Again, the more we can put down, the lower
the monthly payments (and total cost) will be. Any donations
are tax deductible.
Conceptual Photo: New NWHS Headquarters
Any assistance is greatly
appreciated, and will assist on keeping as much financial
burden off of NWHS as possible. We would rather spend finances
directly on animals, but need an office to conduct
affairs of the NWHS organization. There is already an
official US Postal address for this office, and a
mailbox on the highway.
We are seeking the most
inexpensive and financially prudent direction available.
When the new office is on premises and finished, we will
post a photo on the NWHS website, and in the Newsletter. Those
who have assisted can view the photo and see exactly where
their assistance has been utilized.
There will be a little piece of
you, right next to tigers.
Needs Interior Completion
To see how you can help.
Nation's Energy Policy "Is on the Wrong
By the National Wildlife Federation
D.C. — The majority of America's sportsmen say global warming
is an urgent problem that needs immediate action, and they
want clean energy solutions that create jobs and cut pollution
from burning fossil fuels, a national poll of hunters and
"America's sportsmen are saying we
have a moral responsibility to confront global warming to
protect our children's future," said Larry Schweiger,
president of the National Wildlife Federation.
first-ever comprehensive nationwide survey of licensed hunters
and anglers about their attitudes on global warming reveals
that a majority of sportsmen are witnessing the effects of
global warming and believe immediate action is necessary to
address it. According to the survey, more than three-quarters
of America's hunters and anglers (76 percent) agree global
warming is occurring, and the same percentage said they have
observed changes in climate conditions where they live, such
as warmer, shorter winters, hotter summers, earlier spring and
less snow. More than half (54 percent) said they believe these
changes are related to global warming. Nearly three-quarters
(73 percent) believe it either is currently impacting or will
impact hunting or fishing conditions.
approximately one out of every five voters is a sportsman. The
survey shows that in 2004 they voted by about a 2-to-1 margin,
at least, for President Bush over Sen. Kerry, and that they
identify themselves overwhelmingly as moderate to conservative
in their political outlook. Half of those surveyed identified
themselves as evangelical Christians.
"We are reaching
a tipping point in this country where the vital sportsmen's
constituency is adding its voice to those who recognize global
warming is occurring, that it poses serious threats and that
action must be taken to address it," Schweiger said. The
survey also reveals that sportsmen are deeply dissatisfied
with the nation's current energy policy and support a major
shift to depend less on fossil fuels that produce global
warming pollution while developing a new generation of
alternative and renewable energy sources.
percent of the sportsmen polled agree with President Bush's
State of the Union assertion that the nation is addicted to
oil. Yet an even greater number, 86 percent, say the
administration and Congress are not doing enough to break that
addiction. Overall, more than two-thirds (69 percent) say the
nation is on the wrong track in meeting its energy needs. An
overwhelming majority of 78 percent say conserving more,
developing fuel efficient vehicles and expanding the use of
renewable sources are the best way to address America's energy
needs, rather than drilling for more oil and gas within the
United States (supported by 15 percent).
Wildlife Federation commissioned Responsive Management of
Harrisonburg, Virginia, to conduct the non-partisan survey.
From late March through April 2006, 1,031 hunters and anglers
were polled, chosen from state lists of individuals holding
hunting and fishing licenses. The proportion of hunters and
anglers was designed to correspond to the most recent (2001)
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Survey of Fishing,
Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation. The poll has a
sampling error of plus or minus 3.05 percent at a 95 percent
Complete poll results are available
More than 40
million Americans hunt and fish, generating some $70 billion
in annual expenditures from their sports. The membership of
the National Wildlife Federation and its 47 state and
territorial affiliates includes nearly 750,000 hunters and
According to the survey:
National Wildlife Federation is America's conservation
organization inspiring Americans to protect wildlife for our
- Eighty percent of sportsmen believe the United States
should be a world leader in addressing global warming.
- Eighty-six percent agree that the federal government
should provide incentives for industries to replace some
energy from oil, gas and coal with renewable energy sources
such as wind and solar power;
- Eighty-four percent support federal incentives for
companies that develop new energy efficient technologies
that reduce global warming;
- Eighty-seven percent support federal incentives that
make energy conservation technologies more affordable for
- Only 15 percent think drilling for more oil and gas in
the U.S., including on public lands, is the best way to
address America's energy needs. "Sportsmen are clearly under
whelmed by Washington's lack of leadership," Schweiger said.
"They expect more from their elected leaders and are
indicating that this lack of leadership may not go unnoticed
when they exercise their right to vote."
- Sixty-four percent said they would favor a candidate who
supports strong laws and immediate action to address global
warming, while 28 percent) said a candidate who only
supports voluntary efforts and research would gain their
- Seventy-five percent agree Congress should 'pass
legislation that sets a clear national goal for reducing
global warming pollution with mandatory timelines because
industry has already had enough time to clean up
- Seventy percent strongly support funding to boost
research and development of clean energy technologies. About
two-thirds (64 percent) strongly support assistance to
farmers and other landowners who conserve soil and plant
trees for reforestation.
Website : National Wildlife