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Make-a-Wish stops hunting – Safety concerns behind change

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The Make-a-Wish Foundation, which arranges trips and activities for terminally ill children, has prohibited its chapters from granting wishes involving hunting, shooting or sport-shooting equipment, the Associated Press reported August 9.

The board changed its policy in January because of safety concerns, not pressure from animal rights groups, manager Petry Darby told AP.

Animal rights were an issue in 1996, when the foundation sent a terminally ill teenager on an Alaskan bear hunt in spite of loud protests from animal rights groups. At that time, the foundation defended its actions.

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