Meat Eater

Please, please, please I hope this will be coming to NZ. it will be way better than Bear Grylls:

Outside Online interviewed Steve Rinella, he explains what it is to be in the bush, in much the same way I would:

I don’t know Bear Grylls but the title of his show implies an adversarial relationship to the wild. I don’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 don’t run around thinking, Holy shit! Watch out! And I don’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 person’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 you’re ignorant of the details of how they were killed doesn’t make it somehow better. In my mind, it’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, I tell them that I understand their perspective. Hunting does involve death and blood and some amount of suffering. There’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?

  • rouppe

    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?

    I had a conversation like this with a vegetarian (not vegan). This person had also to some extent ‘found God’.

    Her assertion on the matter was that God had given us the gift of rational thought and choice. As such we should be “better” than chimps and dolphins and wolves, because they didn’t and couldn’t know any better, and in fact had no other choice, whereas humans did.

    I didn’t and won’t agree with that point of view. Just providing information…

  • Orange

    Lame to shamelessly promote his own show by using Bear for advertising. Oh, and making random rubbish up about him too.

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