I don't know if any of you saw the special this weekend on hunting that was presented on the National Geographic Channel. I watched about 10 minutes of the show, and what I saw was an extremely biased negative presentation of hunting in America.
For some time now, it has been quite apparent that National Geographic has taken a very liberal stance on hunting. That this show would continue in that vein was not surprising. That they are still able to recruit people who admit to being pro-hunter onto their show seems to be an indication that there are still a good number of folks out there who will naively go along with any promotion so long as it gets them their 15 minutes. I dunno, maybe the producers just flat out lied to these guys about what they were going to do with the footage.
What got me to turn the channel was when they put this "professor" on that was so blatantly anti-hunting that even when he was forced to agree with the logic of hunting, he still labeled it as nothing more than needless suffering to satisfy the human ego. Hello, can anyone explain to this moron how eating a Wendy burger is no different? (Well actually, I turned the show off because it was time for dinner, and I didn't want to hear someone tell me how I torture poor defenseless animals so I can brag about the elk steak I am about to eat).
I guess the rhetoric must be getting old, because I have not seen any more anti-hunting freaks out in the woods during elk season. Apparently these new non-harrassment laws are having some impact.