>> Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Jeff King asked: Do you like to hunt? If so what kinds of animals do you like hunting? Or are you anti hunting?
Not a hunter. I don't know if I'm anti-hunting, in principle; I recognize that most hunting done now is actually required to keep populations down. I also acknowledge that dying by gunshot is far more humane than starving to death.
But it doesn't interest me.
I feel there's a difference between living in the wild and being killed and being raised for food and being slaughtered, but I can't give you a hard and fast reason. I am a carnivore and it could be as simple as that I haven't run into any wild food that appealed to me.
The other reason is even more selfish. the concept holds zero appeal. Dragging my butt out of bed in the wee hours of the morning, when it's cold and miserable to wander out into the wilderness (and the wilderness around here crawls/flies with biting nasties) to spend all day doing nothing but waiting for prey to show up to be plugged. I'm getting bored just thinking about it. The same applies to fishing and sunbathing.
I'm not a fan of the outdoors or sitting still without mental stimulation. And I'm not short of hobbies, between needlework, writing, learning, etc.
In fact, the only thing I'm generally hunting down are my children to figure out what they did with my phone.