AR-News: Rosebud to host GOP fund-raiser and bison hunt

jim robertson wolfcrest at
Tue Apr 13 07:48:56 EDT 2004

Rosebud to host GOP fund-raiser
Ben Shouse
Argus Leader

published: 4/9/2004

A California Republican is scheduled to come to the Rosebud Indian 
Reservation to bag a few $5,000 donations, plus a more unusual prize: a 

U.S. Rep. Richard Pombo will hunt a Rosebud member's bison herd April 19 as 
part of a $5,000-per-person fund-raiser, the tribe announced. Pombo is 
chairman of the House Resources Committee, which oversees Native American 
affairs and environmental issues.


Pombo is a leading advocate of revising the Endangered Species Act to take 
economic effects into account. The act is a possible impediment to Rosebud's 
efforts to control prairie dogs, which reduce the grazing value on as many 
as 50,000 acres there.

Kennedy said Pombo would relish taking up the subject.

"He's always more than happy to talk about endangered species," Kennedy 
said. "It's one of his passions and one of the key passions that made him 
run for Congress."

South Dakota Democratic Party Chairwoman Judy Olson of Rapid City said news 
of the fund-raiser hadn't surfaced in state political circles.

"I think it's extremely interesting," Olson said. "I'm just baffled."

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"As often as Herman had witnessed the slaughter of animals and fish, he
always had the same thought: in their behavior toward creatures, all men are 
The smugness with which man could do with other species as he pleased
exemplified the most extreme racist theories, the principle that might is 
                     ~ Isaac Bashevis Singer

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