Thank Michelin Tire
- MICHELIN TIRE MAN HAS HIMSELF IN HOT WATER
A leading tire manufacturer, Michelin, has entered into a partnership
with a national anti-hunting group, the American Humane Association
(AHA). Michelin is donating $5 from every Michelin Man bobble head
figure distributed between May 1 and June 25 to the AHA. The bobble
heads are sold for $17.75 on-line and are available free with the
purchase of new Michelin brand passenger and light truck tires.
The U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance, one of the country's leading sportsmen's
advocacy organizations, is urging outdoorsmen to contact Michelin to
oppose its funding of the AHA.
"Michelin's donation is earmarked for the Red Star Emergency Services
Division of the AHA," said Bud Pidgeon, U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance
president. "Whereas this might be a legitimate animal welfare program,
sportsmen must make Michelin aware that every dollar Corporate America
provides to fund animal rights groups' programs represents money that is
freed up for use in national campaigns to end hunting and trapping."
The AHA opposes all hunting and trapping and its recent anti-hunting
positions include support for legislation to ban black bear hunting on
federal and state lands.
Sportsmen should contact Michelin North America and tell the company
that its promotion of the AHA, an anti-hunting organization, is
unacceptable to sportsmen across the nation and should be stopped
immediately. Make sure Michelin knows that the AHA has an agenda to end
America's outdoor heritage, thus destroying over 100 years of wildlife
conservation practices. Such an outrage from sportsmen, one of the
strongest and most powerful voices in the country, recently caused a
leading pet food manufacturer to end its support to the Humane Society
of the United States.
Send your comments to:
Mr. James Micali,
Chairman and President
Michelin North America, Inc.
1 Parkway South, Greenville, SC 29615.
Phone (864) 458-5000
Fax (864) 458-6359
Toll Free (800) 847-3435.
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