Sunday, 16 March 2014

Weekend Reading: Caretaker & Killer?

I've just read this piece at The Atlantic and thought some of you might find it of interest. Friend of the blog, coiner of the expression Adult Onset Hunting, and probably the most interesting and articulate 'hunting' writer of the last few years, Tovar Cerulli contrasts the public perceptions of 'Hunter' and 'Conservationist'.

"Fourteen years ago, I stood in the snow, struggling to digest what I had heard. A group of us, gathered to learn about monitoring and protecting wildlife habitat, had just discovered that our instructor—Sue Morse, founder of Keeping Track—was a deer hunter. I found the news disturbing. How could she work to safeguard the homes of animals she described as “neighbors” and then turn around and shoot one of them? I found it inconceivable that someone could be both an environmentalist and a hunter, a caretaker and a killer. Today, I, too, am both." READ MORE HERE

 If this piques your interest I cannot recommend his book The Mindful Carnivore strongly enough.  The journey from vegan to hunter is, like so many great change-of-heart stories, an informative one.

More soon


Tovar@AMindfulCarnivore said...

Thanks for the shout-out, my friend.

The Suburban Bushwacker said...


The pleasure is all mine dude, hope you're keeping well, really good to see you writing again.

I have never forgotten my promise to review your book in detail, and I know its been a while, i've just not thought of anything intelligent to add to what you've already said