Palin ridiculed efforts to limit hunting in Alaska.Does this woman even have a heart?
"I have bad news for those groups," she said. "Bambi's mother is dinner - even in L.A.
"Where do those people think their venison comes from? The deer didn't die of natural causes. It wasn't road kill."
When I worked in central Illinois, my boss brought in homemade chili for us one weekend ... venison chili. He was a hunter. At that point I was a meat-eater, I had never heard the phrase "animal rights," and the idea of going vegetarian hadn't even occurred to me. But there was no way I was going to eat chili made from a deer.
I'd seen "Bambi" as a child, and the horror and sadness I felt because of the hunters in that film have stayed with me. Yes, I know it was hypocritical of me to turn my nose up at the thought of eating deer while I continued to eat chickens, cows, pigs, etc.
I'll never understand, though, how someone could come within feet of a beautiful, living animal and then murder him or her. And they're so proud of it.
On my way to work this morning I passed a black pickup truck with the license plate BUKDEER. The truck had bow-hunting decals on its back window, and the tailgate was painted green camouflage. Painted over that, in red letters, was "People Eating Tasty Animals." This phrase is used by juvenile animal exploiters who think it's funny to rename PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals).
What kind of person publicizes their love for killing innocent creatures?
As I've said before, behavior like this negates the argument that hunters kill to protect animals. Hunters who favor deer hunting in Will County (IL) forest preserves contend hunting is necessary to prevent deer from starving to death, that they'd be doing a public service.
But it's clear that these murderers just get off on killing. Like Palin's desire for the limelight, murdering animals is a power trip.