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NRA SHOOTS DOWN TOY-ANIMAL CAMPAIGN

About 67,000 stuffed animals were pulled from a Sears, Roebuck and Co. catalog after the company was caught in a battle between hunting lobbyists and an animal-rights group.

Sears discontinued catalog sales of the toys after protests from two groups upset that 8 percent of the proceeds were to go to an animal-rights group."We're eating 67,000 stuffed animals," Sears' catalog division spokeswoman Mary Lou Bilder said Friday. "The stuffed animals are sitting in a warehouse and will be liquidated."

The Wildlife Legislative Fund of America and the National Rifle Association took credit for convincing Chicago-based Sears to drop the animals advertised in its "Great American Wishbook 1991" catalog.

The Humane Society of the United States would have reaped 8 percent from sales of the animals, priced from $13 to $35.