“It feels more responsible and ecologically sound to eat an animal that was raised wild and natural in my local habitat than to eat a cow that was fattened up on grain or even hay, which is inevitably harvested with fuel-hungry machines,” writes Christie Aschwanden, a self-described “tree-hugging former vegetarian.”I wish I could get a few dozen bearded, bicycle-riding hunters to come shoot the deer in my neighborhood.
Saturday, December 8, 2012
After decades of decline the number of hunters in the US went up 9 percent from 2006 to 2011. Why? Because urban slow food-locavores have decided it is the ultimate in humane meat: