Motel Chain Not Seeing The Light


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Motel Chain Not Seeing The Light

Despite a flood of phone calls, e-mails and letters from sportsmen to Accor Economy Lodging regarding its relationship with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), the company has refused to end its partnership with the national animal-rights group.

Accor, the parent company of Motel 6, Red Roof Inns and Studio 6, says that it will continue to support two HSUS programs--"Pets for Life" and "Disaster Recovery."

In an attempt to pacify outdoorsmen, however, Accor has been replying to sportsmen's comments by saying that the company "welcomes sportsmen of all types." The company is also emphasizing that it has sponsored sportsman television programs and advertised in Field & Stream magazine.

Even so, the U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance (USSA) says that the issue has nothing to do with whom Accor welcomes in its hotels or where it advertises. The problem, the USSA says, is that Accor has partnered with and contributed to an animal-rights organization that has the specific goal of ending all animal use, including hunting, fishing and trapping.

Sportsmen can contact Accor Economy Lodging President George Le Mener at: Box 809092, Dallas, TX 75380; (972) 386-6161 (phone); (972) 702-5996 (fax).

Story courtesy of the USSA.