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Todd Palin Calls Hunting and Fishing “Core Values”

October 19th, 2008 | by Steve O |

Moose bacon. Try it. It’s a core value and a staple of American existence.

I have no problem with hunting or fishing, matter of fact, I have a friend that bird dogs chicks and bangs beaver all the time but hunting a wolf from a helicopter doesn’t seem like much of a core value to me.

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  1. 3 Responses to “Todd Palin Calls Hunting and Fishing “Core Values””

  2. By Alex on Oct 20, 2008 | Reply

    What’s the difference between killing a wolf from a helicopter and sitting in a tree stand, laying a scent or calling an animal in, and shooting them from above? For that matter, what’s the difference between having a dog scatter a dozen birds into the air and then picking them off with a high powered weapon and shooting a moose as he stands grazing on some grass? Or trapping a defenseless beaver because their skin and fur is something we prefer to wear, and killing a bear, skinning him, and using that skin as a blanket or throw rug?

    Each action is done for fun: We exist in the Western world where billions of animals are killing annually for us to eat them. Access to these sources are readily available, therefore, “sustenance hunting” isn’t at issue here - it’s the fun of the thing, often euphemistically called “tradition” or “sport.”

    So I ask, what’s the difference between what Gov. Palin supports and what your friend does (and what you support apparently)? The answer: Arbitrariness.

  3. By manapp99 on Oct 20, 2008 | Reply

    Alex, far be it from me to defend SteveO but….I think the hunting of chicks and beaver that his friend engages in does not result in the actual death of any animals.

    I could be mistaken.

  4. By Alex on Oct 20, 2008 | Reply

    Ah, I see. I suppose I was confused by the word “hunting” :)

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