Opinion By Larry Keane
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USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- Google thinks hunting is animal cruelty.

Well, they did, for a few days and until U.S. senators, a Congressman, Donald Trump Jr. and media started asking questions. Now, they’re pretty quiet about the issue. In fact, Google Inc. isn’t returning phone calls to media asking about what happened.

It all started when Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF) wanted to promote an eight-minute video about hunting’s benefits. The video featured former RMEF board member Nancy Hadley taking part in a New Mexico muzzleloader hunt and includes memories of being raised in a hunting family.

Salacious, we know.

The Policy

Here’s what Google had to say to RMEF when they tried to promote the video on their Google Ads account, which they’ve had for nearly a decade.

“…any promotions about hunting practices, even when they are intended as a healthy method of population control and/or conservation, is considered as animal cruelty and deemed inappropriate to be shown on our network. I can imagine how displeasing this could be to hear as you would like to promote this video so that you can show hunting in a positive manner, however, we are also bound by our policies and protocols and according to Google’s policies, promotions such as these cannot be allowed to run.”

That’s right. Hunting, even when presented as a healthy method of conservation, is considered animal cruelty.

The Reaction

Daines, Gianforte Demand Google Reverse Anti-Hunting Advertisement Policy
Daines, Gianforte Demand Google Reverse Anti-Hunting Advertisement Policy

RMEF wasn’t having it.

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