Hunting Conditions Us to Killing

Exposing the Big Game

The Following is an Op/Ed I sent to the New York Times in response to a recent article they featured glorifying hunting. For some reason, they didn’t print this—it must have fit in with their agenda…


Hunting Conditions Us to Killing

I’d like to thank the New York Times for inadvertently giving us a glimpse inside the hunter’s mind, through their recent article, “Hunting your own dinner.” In my book, Exposing the Big Game: Living Targets of a Dying Sport, I spend an entire chapter probing “Inside the Hunter’s Mind” and I’m here to tell you, it’s a dark and disturbing place in there—and no one divulges that better than the hunters themselves. Here are a couple of quotes from hunters waxing poetic on the thrills they get out of killing:

“I had wondered and worried how it would feel to kill an animal, and now I know…

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11 thoughts on “Hunting Conditions Us to Killing

  1. This made me think of an article I read the other day: Mother Jones did an article about biotech and one commenter suggested engineering carniverous deer with opposable thumbs and enhanced strategy skills.

  2. Wow. Did nobody at the NYT manage to notice how serial killery Mr. Killey sounded? Any editor worth even half their paycheck should have said “Hey, we can’t print this, BECAUSE IT IS THE RAVINGS OF A BLOODTHIRSTY MADMAN.”

    I mean, isn’t it? Looks like it to me.

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