Federal Duck Stamp Contest

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Federal Duck Stamp Contest

Post by bmforre » Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:08 pm

Tracks of hunting must be shown
to mark respect for US tradition and possibly the Second Amendment?

Strangely there is some resistance against
... one new federal rule. This year, for the first time, artists were required to incorporate hunting objects or scenes into their paintings to, according to the Fish and Wildlife Service, celebrate the American “waterfowl hunting heritage.”

The requirement has unsettled the small world of duck art since it was proposed early this year. Some artists said it interfered with the independence of their vision, or required them to incorporate the “litter” of spent casings. The rule propelled the contest, which has mostly flown under the radar for 71 years, into a series by the National Audubon Society and articles by national and international news outlets. Last month, Friends of Animals, a rights group, filed a lawsuit in Connecticut district court seeking to have the rule removed.
Clearly this magnificent idea needs to be expanded: Showing street scenes without semiautomatic rifles, at the very least, visibly present to protect people surely should be forbidden?

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Re: Federal Duck Stamp Contest

Post by EACLucifer » Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:12 pm

bmforre wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:08 pm
Tracks of hunting must be shown
to mark respect for US tradition and possibly the Second Amendment?

Strangely there is some resistance against
... one new federal rule. This year, for the first time, artists were required to incorporate hunting objects or scenes into their paintings to, according to the Fish and Wildlife Service, celebrate the American “waterfowl hunting heritage.”

The requirement has unsettled the small world of duck art since it was proposed early this year. Some artists said it interfered with the independence of their vision, or required them to incorporate the “litter” of spent casings. The rule propelled the contest, which has mostly flown under the radar for 71 years, into a series by the National Audubon Society and articles by national and international news outlets. Last month, Friends of Animals, a rights group, filed a lawsuit in Connecticut district court seeking to have the rule removed.
Clearly this magnificent idea needs to be expanded: Showing street scenes without semiautomatic rifles, at the very least, visibly present to protect people surely should be forbidden?
It's a dick move, to be sure, but a duck stamp is a hunting permit for shooting ducks.

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Re: Federal Duck Stamp Contest

Post by Martin Y » Sun Oct 18, 2020 3:36 pm

I thought it was just a minor subplot of the movie Fargo. They must be regretting they didn't think of this absurdity to spice it up.

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Re: Federal Duck Stamp Contest

Post by JQH » Mon Oct 19, 2020 8:26 am

Probably did but rejected it as too implausible.
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