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Certainly true, most hunters are cold-hearted, ignorant monsters. But I come from a family of hunters and farmers who tread a different line. All the hunters in my family believe strongly in respect for nature. They raise their own chickens and grow their own vegetables, they also strictly observe regulation on hunting limits because they know that these regulations are essential for maintaining the environment. They (except for some older people in my family who don’t have the strength to do this) hunt with a bow and arrow because they morally object to the predatory practice of camping out in a tree, setting up bait, and mowing over animals with a gun. Yes they’re still hunters, but they do it in an environmentally conscious way, and all the meat they eat is from animals they killed, not animals who were tortured in a factory farm.
I guess it’s still not as good as just not hunting at all, but I think it’s good to know that some who hunt are environmentally conscious and have respect for nature.
For the nonhuman animal that is killed,it doesn´t matter if you respect it or not.@ Mark , if you start thinking,maybe even you will recognize what illogical rubbish you have written there.
Mark, thanks for your comment. Try to think of it this way though: When you consider all life as being valuable for its own purpose, regardless of what form, hearing about someone respecting the life he takes by using a bow and arrow to do the killing instead of another method of killing doesn’t make the fact that a life is lost any less true, and really doesn’t make much sense at all.
That animal being slayed had an entire life apart from that of the hunter, full of community, family, instinct, and natural purpose.
I respect my father. I respect my cat. I respect a bear. I would never consider taking life away from any of those things, regardless of method.
Also, for every hunter who may do it to sustain an off-the-grid way of living, there are probably at least dozens who do it as a hobby and just to brag to their friends about how large their kill was. It’s sick.
To the hunters who want to taunt us: Go ahead. You’re fighting for a hobby. We’re fighting for life. See you in the woods.
I don’t agree with this claim at all: “it is unproductive to argue about what is and is not effective as long as it is all to further the same cause.” I say it is essential for movements of every type to be honest about the effectiveness of their tactics, to discuss them openly, and to change their behavior based on what they have learned. In general, more time and energy should be placed in activities that give greater concrete results.
JB, you make a very solid point. We should definitely be critical about what is and is not effective. At the time of writing this article your point was something we didn’t even think about, as we were focused on how we tend to get so caught up in arguments we rarely follow up our words with actions.
Thanks for such important and intelligent words of wisdom!
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I was shocked at how good this is! I just made it for lunch and ate every bit of it! I had all the irneedingts on hand too. Today was my second day eating raw and I tasted the raw kale yesterday and I thought oh no! This is horrid! But I liked the salad here even better than a lettuce salad. Seriously more mouthfeel and flavor. I used curly kale and just rolled it up as best I could. A lot of it came out just finely chopped. Tasted NOTHING like raw. EXCELLENT RECIPE!
I’m reporting you to PETA. Better start weanirg a slicker. You never know when someone will throw a bucket of red paint on you!But really with all the amazing fakes out today, I don’t see a reason for designers to still push fur.
IMHO you’ve got the right ansewr!
I am so glad that I found your blog today. About 8 weeks ago I went vegetarian (mostly Vegan with the epoexticn of mozzarella cheese which I have no good reason for still wanting and eating) I had been breastfeeding my daughter for the past 8 months and when my milk supply changed and her sleeping habits changed I got worried, called my doctor and asked if it was about the vegetarian shift and I was basically chastised by every one. I became so worried that I was harming my baby I started eating meat and cheese again. The milk supply and the bad sleeping continued and I felt so angry that I had given up something that was making ME feel better. Thank you for re-inspiring me.
Where I live, we don’t have a Trader Joes, Whole Foods, World Market, or even a Wegmens. We have a dirty Shop-Rite, and overpriced Weis, and Walmart. Ooh, and Target, they just added food! My area prtety much sucks when it comes to finding “different” foods. I’ll have to check the one tiny natural food store that we have though, they might have it. I’m not planning to go gluten free, but the almond flour sounds like it would really add some nice texture and flavor beyond what regular flour has.
Mariem, you can totally just use a clean kitchen towl to make the almond sack then just get almonds and follow the recipe.
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So true. All animals feel pain. Dogs and cows are not different in how they feel, only our perception of their feelings is different.
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