Confused About Hunting

Photo Credit Robyn Lang

Robyn Lang is a photographer and a writer. Up until recently she has been the ‘analytical scientist’ but is now discovering a new creative side to her life which disproves the oldright brain: left braindichotomy.

Robyn recently covered a story on a South Coast hunter Zac and identifiedthe disconnect people have from their meat and their ability to grasp the concept of hunting your own food.

The author has hit a topic which is close to all our hearts. A topic I’m sure many of us have debated with friends and family that do not understand the concept of hunting your own meat.

Some extracts from the article make it a worthwhile share on socials as it highlights several key points and links peoples fear of guns to hunting.

“Killing pest animals and using them as food would seem a good solution to the problem especially for the likes of deer, goats, rabbits and pigs as they are already items on the menu. This option, however is not likely to occur any time soon”.

“Many people link hunting to rabid gun owners shooting anything that moves. We think hunting is cruel and that the animal will suffer. From the conversation I had with Zac, I don’t think this is always the case. He described that ethical hunters will only take a shot if they are certain they will have a good clean kill. That is, if they can be sure they will hit the major artery in the neck which will lead to a quick death”.

“Zac spends as much time behind the camera as the rifle and he posts videos to his own YouTube channel. As with most things, there are a some hunters who break the rules and act like idiots and give all hunters a bad name”.

“Australians, in general, are confused about hunting. This confusion rests I think, in our sanitised vision of meat production. Very few of us have been to an abattoir and witnessed sheep or cattle being killed and prepared for sale. We are happy to buy our meat in plastic trays but not happy with those who have the desire to harvest their own. If we eat meat We must be prepared to admit that an animal has died. Surely, killing an animal who has lived its life in freedom in the wild is better than killing one trapped in a shed? Where are the ethics in that? Our objection should then not be against hunters but against the industrialisation of meat production which turns animals into widgets”.

We look forward to seeing more articles of this nature that look at hunting with open pragmatic eyes.

The article in its entirety can be found at“Old Chook Enterprises”




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