“Humans are the only animals that have children on purpose with the exception of guppies, who like to eat theirs.” —P. J. O’Rourke
Laughter…I mean, these people basically suck. Oh, how our technological and societal conventions have caused us to lose our way…To forget from whence we came…Hunters…gathers….I mean these people….really really suck., mostly because they are stupid.
So, on July 6, 2012 some brainless wonder named Yamilee Craven who calls Loudon home, writes a letter to the Concord “Fishwrapper” a/k/a “Monitor” entitled, “Kill, Kill, Kill”. Here is what she writes:
I am shocked and dismayed that Page 10 of the July Loudon Ledger shows photos of a 9-year-old child and an 11-year-old child holding rifles, smiling behind the large turkey each one shot.
Is this what is being taught to our children? To go out and kill innocent creatures and be proud of it? To learn to shoot and kill with rifles at age 9 and 11?
Apparently a reverence for life, as the great humanitarian Albert Schweitzer advocated, is not important, and the message of James Herriot’s All Creatures Great and Small dismissed.
The message instead is kill, kill, kill.
So, here is my response…
GET OVER YOUR SHOCK AND DISMAY. IF YOU NEED HELP, THERE IS TIME, MEDICATION AND COUNSELING TO BE HAD.
THE PICTURE OF WHICH YOU SPEAK ARE TWO KIDS TAKING UP A LONG TIME-HONORED TRADITION CALLED, HUNTING. HUNTING IS HOW WE ATE BEFORE GROCERY STORES. HUNTING IS HOW SOME CULTURES IN OTHER PLACES STILL SUBSIST AND SURVIVE. WHY ARE VEGANS WHINEY?
ANIMALS DIE FOR FOOD, BE IT A GROCERY STORE OR VIA THE HUNTING ARMS. THIS IS WHAT IS BEING TAUGHT TO OUR CHILDREN…HUNTING… LEGAL….ETHICAL…AND MORAL…
HOW DARE YOU SIT IN THE COMFORT OF YOUR HOME, SITTING IN JUDGEMENT OF THOSE OF US WHO HUNT? DON’T LECTURE US ON HUMANITARIAN PRINCIPLES WHEN, IN ALL LIKELIHOOD, ANIMALS HAVE DIED IN THE PROVISION OF MATERIALS OF THE HOME YOU LIKELY LIVE IN (UNLESS YOU LIVE UNDER A ROCK).
SHAME ON YOU.
How do you like me now?