HUNTERS AND FISHERMEN - PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS
  • Petitioning Kentucky Legislature

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KY Legislature REVISE law 150.180, Protect Our Individual Rights!
Kentucky Legislature

HUNTERS AND FISHERMEN - PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS

    1. Brights Antique-World
    2. Petition by

      Brights Antique-World

      Franklin, KY

We, KY and U.S. citizens, antique dealers, pickers, resellers, artisans, craftsman, hunters and fishermen feel the existing KY law ,150.180, regarding the RESALE  of taxidermy animal, fish mounts and deer antlers (including shed's, any item made of deer antler, turkey feather craft, etc.)  is unclear and only arbitrarily enforced.

On February 24, 2012, agents from Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife RAIDED Bright's Antique World in Franklin, KY and confiscated 26 animal, fish mounts and deer antlers (sheds included). No animal mount or antler confiscated was on the endangered species list.  Most mounts were previously owned and purchased at KY auctions, estate sales, yard, garage sales and flea markets.

ACCORDING TO KENTUCKY FISH AND WILDLIFE IF YOU SELL YOUR ANIMAL, FISH MOUNT OR ANTLER, YOU ARE BREAKING THE LAW.  Call them 800-858-1549, this is not a joke, if you want to verify the information.

REMEMBER, THIS IS YOUR PROPERTY!
YOU paid for your hunting, fishing license
YOU paid the processing
YOU paid the taxidermist to manufacture the mount
After you have BOUGHT and PAID for your harvested animal or fish, you should be able to sell your taxidermied animal mount or antler
IF YOU CHOOSE TO DO SO.

WE NEED YOUR HELP TO CHANGE AND CLARIFY KY LAW 150.180.
No Kentucky citizen's home or business should have to live in fear of being RAIDED, their property confiscated and fined because an agent of Kentucky Fish and Wildlife had a different interpretation of KY Law 150.180.

Our rights are being violated, sign the petition, change this law!

For more information call:
Bright's Antique World
Riley or Linda Bright
281 Steele Road, Franklin, KY 42134-1007
270-598-9901 or 270-598-7723

www.brightsantiqueworld.com
https://www.facebook.com/BrightsAntiqueWorldVsKyFishWildlife

Thank you,
Riley & Linda Bright

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 100 signatures
    2. This is not an animal rights issue.

      Brights Antique-World
      Petition Organizer

      I recently received some rather "indecent" emails from some animal rights activist about our petition.
      This is not an animal rights issue, period!
      It is about our rights being violated by a government agency, Kentucky Fish and Wildlife.
      Kentucky Fish and Wildlife agents were allowed to come into my store, shut our store down for four hours, forced my customers to leave and barred them from coming into my store. Parked a police car at the end of my driveway and turned the lights on to make everyone think we were conducting "illegal" activities. The agents took my antique dealers inventory and they cited me for selling that inventory.
      Why? Because of a law written in 1942 that was completely taken out of context.
      A law whose summary completely states that "protected" species is in reference to "endangered" species, two completely different terms and meanings.
      We need to make sure that this does not happen to any other KY citizen or business.
      Thank you for your support!

    3. Reached 25 signatures
    4. Kentucky Shop owners Battle little-unknown law

      Brights Antique-World
      Petition Organizer

      A HUGE thanks to Eric Rodenberg & Antique Week about the article of the unjust RAID at our store, Bright's Antique World, Franklin, KY. Thanks to Abby Pence, our Antique Week rep. for spreading the word.
      We have gotten a lot of positive response!:)
      Check it out!

      http://brightsantiqueworld.com/brights_vs_ky_fish__wildlife/news_about_the_unjustified_raid

    5. Taxidermy Mounts Illegal in Kentucky?

      Brights Antique-World
      Petition Organizer

      The Busy Bee Trader is featuring an article about the RAID at our mall.
      Check it out, page 14 and LIKE OUR PAGE.
      Thanks
      https://www.facebook.com/pages/Busy-Bee-Trader-Destination-Guide-to-Antiques-Southern-Lifestyles/206286062992

    6. A Hunt for Justice

      Brights Antique-World
      Petition Organizer

      A big Thank you to the
      Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer and the Bowling Green Daily News
      for printing the story " A Hunt for Justice" which was featured in their Sunday newspapers.

      Keep spreading the word.
      Let all KY citizens know their rights are being violated!
      Check out the story:
      http://www.bgdailynews.com/news/local/a-hunt-for-justice/article_f779db20-deb2-11e1-b39d-0019bb2963f4.html

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • G H GEORGETOWN, KY
      • over 1 year ago

      I AM A VICTUM OF THIS LAW, I WAS AMBUSHED FROM A CRAIGSLIST ADD FOR MOUNTED TURKEY FEET. MY PROPERTY TAKEN AND ISSUED A CITATION. THIS SUCKS..... I AM AN OLD MAN AND I AM AFRAID OF MY GOVERMENT ANYMORE. CAN ANYONE TELL ME, IS IT AGAINST THE LAW TO BREATH?

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    • Lisa Davis TALLAHASSEE, FL
      • over 1 year ago

      Freedom and Justice are vitally important to me.

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    • Angeline Taylor TEMPLETON, CA
      • almost 2 years ago

      I believe the entire thing is silly on the part of the government to be involved. I can understand if it was an endangered species, unless it was killed prior to it becoming endangered. Still selling stuffed or mounted animals shouldn't be a crime and if there is going to be a law (of course some want more of them) it should clearly state what is and isn't allowed.

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    • Christian Lambrecht MARIETTA, GA
      • almost 2 years ago

      People will always be more important than animals, and tactics like the KY case make things worse, not better, due to the number of people that you will polarize against animal rights in general.

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    • Anne Silvis SALEM, OH
      • almost 2 years ago

      My boyfriend hunts and there is no guarantee that we will live in Ohio the rest of our lives.

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