20 December 2007

Making Hunting Politically Correct

"Locavore," get your gun. From the New York Times.

Just one thing . . . the author's final statement that, "Hunters need to push a new public image based on deeper traditions: we are stewards of the land, hunting on ground that we know and love, collecting indigenous, environmentally sustainable food for ourselves and our families" is preaching to the choir. And he doesn't even realize it.

Hunters already know their place as stewards, though it isn't often shouted to the rooftops. Ignorance on the subject by those who enjoy calling hunters "Bambi killers" is rampant and isthe reason why many hunters do not broach the subject with people who have no desire for an intellectually honest conversation on the matter.

To the good, though Mr. Rinella has just learned these facts, he is spreading the word and that -- in the end -- is a very good thing.

h/t to Glenn Reynolds

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