Interesting read. The authors point that abolition of hunting is "legitimate and American as previous successful social struggles", suggests a truly warped perspective.
To put hunting on the same scale as child labor reformation, the civil rights movement, and women's sufferage is astounding and belittles some movements mentioned. Animals are not people.
Animals are not part of the social order of humans. This seems an almost trivial point, put nearly all anti-hunting rants start out with the assumption that animals are "near human" or even human. A huge leap of faith, but yet the entire animal-rights movement is predicated on this assumption.
Let me start by telling you the story of two Johns.
John number one went on a day hike with a couple of friends in the Cascade Mountains about an hour from Seattle. He somehow got separated from his buddies and became lost. John was dressed in casual cloths for a warm weather day hike and had nothing but a lunch with him. He spent three days in those mountains and luckily made it out to tell the story.
John number two, a friend of John number one, was much better prepared when...