Please, please, please I hope this will be coming to NZ. it will be way better than Bear Grylls:
I donâ€™t know Bear Grylls but the title of his show implies an adversarial relationship to the wild. I donâ€™t think that the point of being in the wilderness is to get out as quickly as humanly possible. In the woods I find things that are spiritual, redemptive, and worthy of contemplation. I donâ€™t run around thinking, Holy shit! Watch out! And I donâ€™t smear mud all over my face.
This will be an awesome show. His comments on the ani-hunting brigade are good too:
It depends on where the personâ€™s coming from. If they eat meat, I ask them to explain and justify the circumstances that put flesh on their table. It’s hypocritical to call a hunter cruel if you go to the store and buy chicken or beef or bacon. Someone killed those animals, and just because youâ€™re ignorant of the details of how they were killed doesnâ€™t make it somehow better. In my mind, itâ€™s far more ethical to take responsibility for the killing that your meals require. Doing so leads to a much greater appreciation for the resources that we consume. On the other hand, if the person asking the question is vegan, IÂ tell them that I understand their perspective. Hunting does involve death and blood and some amount of suffering. Thereâ€™s no hiding that. Thinking of this leads me to an honest question that I’ve been wondering about: Do anti-hunters think that chimps and dolphins and wolves should all quit hunting, or just us humans?