Let’s start with a full disclosure here before anything else. In case you didn’t already know, I am not the attractive blonde girl in the picture. Sorry, disappointing I know. With that in mind, I wanted to take a brief moment to address some of the most absurd logic that exists on the internet in the twenty-first century.
The anti-hunter logic.
The girl in the photograph is one of many people who enjoy hunting and regularly post pictures of their success on the internet, usually in the form of a dead animal. No doubt they receive praise and congratulations from within their own community, but then the bowels of the internet open up and out come the tolerant liberals. Mind you, these very same people are probably simultaneously engaged in another internet argument with someone else decrying them for being intolerant of other people’s views. But what could be less extreme and intolerant than killing an animal and eating it. It’s only been happening since the beginning of man-kind. Animals do it. People do it. It’s called the circle of life. Go watch the Lion King for heaven’s sake.
Nonetheless, someone shoots an animal and liberals come out in a sanctimonious rage declaring the hunter the spawn of Satan and they just cannot understand how someone could ruthlessly gun down an innocent animal. That’s literally insane. If you were to address with affirmative action all of the grievances of the common liberal, there would be a massive food shortage on planet earth and most people would starve. The great irony is that, in the event of a food shortage, the liberals would starve first because they don’t know how to produce anything other than complaints and you can’t eat those. By the way, it turns out that about a million people are vegan in America consuming no animal products at all, so I find it suspiciously hypocritical that there are so many opposed to hunting, many of whom are obviously still meat eaters or consume some sort of animal products. Maybe they would argue that farming meat is different than shooting it. They’d be right, too. It is different, but not in a bad way.
Can you think of a more humane life cycle for a deer than the one that is shot by a hunter? Maybe some people are unaware, but animals don’t retire with a 401K and live out their old age on a golf course somewhere in Florida. They don’t prance around singing The Villages like a sequel to Zootopia. This is true for every wild animal on earth. Every single day for their life an animal has to find food and avoid getting mercilessly eaten alive by predators in what is, I’m assuming, an agonizing end to life. That’s the way it is. On the other hand, an animal that is hunted lives a pretty standard animal life right into its golden years before it’s quickly killed by a hunter and consumed for meat. I can think of no better life for an animal other than perhaps a household pet or one in a zoo. That’s right, I went there too. I realize some of you think it’s terrible for an animal to be confined in a zoo, but that too is ridiculous. The animal world is ruthless. A zoo is heaven on earth for an animal. They’re regularly bathed, fed, given fresh water, toys to play with, cared for by people who do it for a living and couldn’t possibly love them more, vaccinated so they avoid terrible diseases, isolated from everything that wants to eat them alive, and here we are complaining that we’re ruining their lives when they literally couldn’t have it better.
The biggest problem here is that the anti-hunter equates human life with animal life and that is a lie. Animals are put on this earth for human consumption. We’re to use them to survive. We’re to love them and care for them as we do the environment and each other, but they don’t have human rights. A single human life is more valuable than every human life on the planet. Even if that human is a liberal. I would, with sadness and grief but no hesitation whatsoever, sacrifice every deer on the planet in order to save a single human life. I doubt of such a circumstance would ever arise, but the point is true nonetheless.
I’m going hunting today. I hope I get a nice fat deer to shoot and kill. I hope it dies quickly, partly because I love animals and wouldn’t want it to suffer, and partly because I don’t want to have to hike around the woods looking for the thing. My family and I will eat it. It is an act of love to harvest an animal for consumption. This of course isn’t the only reason to kill an animal. For instance, maybe it’s for the safety of the community that alligators over twelve feet long and weigh as much as a Volkswagen aren’t pond hopping through people’s backyards. Relocate it if you can, but don’t think twice about killing it if there is a chance it will eat someone’s kid.
I guess my message here is simple. Get a grip. If you don’t like it, don’t look at it. I don’t look when the doctor gives me a shot in the arm because I don’t like needles. Am I a baby? Maybe. But I don’t smack the nurse in the face and call her a murderer, and your vitriolic outrage targeting hunters is no different than assaulting the nurse. She’s just doing her job. So are hunters. We’re feeding people and don’t berate us for doing it with a smile on our face. It’s not because we love death, it’s because we love life.