….another Letter to OpEd, Victorville, Ca Daily News
In "Major survey shows gun ownership on the decline" March 10, "...paralleled by a reduction in the number of Americans who hunt." Well hooray, we're all beginning to think!
....while it took us only two million years....
Actually old man, we ain't been on the revolving orb that long a time.
Other than that, where is this survey? Was it real or was it just a dream brought on by your recently expired meds?
The idea of going out in the boondocks to shoot a beautiful, innocent deer has always appalled me, the act of a cruel moron, especially when it's done for fun with a chance of escape with painful wound (deer not hunter, who might however deserve it). Though in this day and age I can endorse thinning overpop by less barbarous means, the decision as to which and how does present a conundrum; so don't ask why I so relish my fried shrimp.
As you state, mankind and womankind and otherkind have been heading out for years to end the life of deer and other creatures and some of it is clearly to thin the herds.
If not for the deer hunters, squirrel hunters, 'possum hunters and the sort, you'd never be able to maneuver your gas guzzler or bicycle down the gravel road.
People fish so you won't have to worry about getting your dinghy out in the ocean. They hunt birds so your lawn and rooftop may remain cleaner and the spring mating calls don't make you go completely mad.
And why exactly do you like relish on your shrimp?
....but also my morning bacon, another matter altogether. Porky being one of the most friendly creatures, with an intelligence comparing to a 3-year-old humanoid, [risking much the same observation of an earlier LETTER] why, I once more inquire, is it okay to hang him upside down and slit his throat so he bleeds to death before chopping him up for food?
Indeed then, I ask your typical LETTERS respondent, why isn't it okay to eat the 3-year-old humanoid? What does your Bible say?
Because bacon is tasty and goes well with most anything, including lettuce and tomato and around a meatloaf, and yes, even draped ever so thoughtfully and gracefully across a pork chop. Why argue with perfection? Has it occurred to you that the pig comes into the world knowing its endgame? It may well be that the sweet (and delicious, I must add) creature is aware that it is to be a part of a meal, sustenance that is, for another, be it human or some other creature of the land and the pig is willing to give this treat to others.
What does my bible say? The Jewish version told me I shouldn't eat of the pig, fortunately my Methodist bible insisted upon it. It was therefore my duty to by a large bag of pork rinds and a bottle of Dr.Pepper (the original, when it came in a glass bottle) and head down to the railroad tracks and meditate for a few hours. If not for the pig and their sacrifice, I'd be stressed out. Thank the pig, it will make you feel better.