About this book
Hunter in a blind
– A duck hunter waits in his blind.
– Hunting isn’t a way to save money.
– A hunter may be confused when the moment comes.
Messing up the shot
– Sometimes it’s a loss.
– Grief may accompany killing a deer.
– Renting a meat locker adds to the expense.
– Hunting is an evolutionary role.
– Instinct seems orthogonal to success in hunting.
– The wilderness is wild only from our point of view
– We say a wild animal is free.
– Cats seem to be hunters by nature.
– One would need to know what distinguishes us.
– We fashion a myth that animal instincts compel us.
– Cholesterol clogs arteries.
– Difficulty increases value.
– For most, there’s no choosing.
– They shall not eat “flesh with the life thereof.”
– If you obey the rules, then you may kill animals.
– A wolf may not take a domestic animal, we say.
– Some say animals are like children.
– We should treat others according to our own nature, not theirs.
– Humans have no fangs or claws.
– We reserve the right to kill anything that threatens us.
– All species have been prey.
– It’s hard to think of an animal that people don’t eat.
– Some people never get enough.
Man’s best friend
– Dogs aren’t prey unless they stray.
Fish and game
– Departments of fish and game regulate fishing and hunting.
– There’s no sport in sticking a pig.
– Governments have issued bounties for human beings.
– Trophies serve male pride.
– The bald eagle is poor symbol.
Choice of prey
– Our hunters seek to shoot the noblest deer.
– Does the hunter gain nobility by killing a noble prey?
– Human rights seem to be deniable.
– Do other animals have rights?
– She’s a goddess, so she’s supposed to be immortal.
Mother Nature’s rags
– The fabric of life is torn.
– Why aren’t all meat eaters scavengers?
– We are creatures of the same planet.
– In the Garden of Eden, the lion lay down with the lamb.
The greater love
– Love can’t be measured.
– Extinctions are irrecoverable tragedies.
– Use reusables, not disposables.
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