Friday, November 14, 2008

PETA's brilliance

PETA sent a letter to Blue Cross Blue Shield in an insane effort to get them to crank up insurance rates for meat eaters, while lowering premiums for vegetarians.

Where do these people come up with this stuff?

Should deer hunters send letters to Geico urging them to raise their premiums on non-deer hunters because they don't help keep herd numbers down, which causes more automobile/deer collisions?

In a typical year, two people are killed in crashes involving deer in Virginia, Lafon said.

Last year, there were 5,513 crashes involving deer in the state that were reported to police, including one fatality, the Virginia Department of Transportation reports. A total of 407 people were injured in collisions with deer last year in the state.

VDOT estimates that there were a staggering 34,000 deer-related crashes in the state last year, including cases not reported to authorities--5,000 in Fairfax County alone.

This is just in Virginia. How about nationally?
State Farm estimates that, nationally, 1.5 million vehicles collide with deer every year, resulting in 150 motorists deaths and $1.1 billion in vehicle damages.
If it saves just 150 lives!
I don't know about you, but I sure could use a drop in my auto insurance. Maybe Virginia could give hunters a $100 tax refund with every deer killed during gun season!! I should run for Governor!!

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