Hunting is an ethical way to eat

Growing up, I didn’t know anyone who hunted. Hunters, I figured, were probably just barbaric gun nuts. Then, eight years ago, I moved from Manhattan to rural Oregon, to write for a small newspaper. My perspective shifted when I began interviewing hunters for my articles and realized that although I had long considered myself an environmentalist, these hunters – most of whom scoffed at the “E” word – were more knowledgeable and thoughtful about animals and nature than I was.

Eventually, I decided to buy a gun and join them. But don’t worry, I’m still an environmentalist, loud and proud.

via 5@5 – Why hunting your own dinner is an ethical way to eat – Eatocracy – CNN.com Blogs.

Lily Raff McCaulou joins our Wall of Honor for being willing to modify her views when presented with new information.  Some people are so entrenched in their world view that they would refuse to change their point of view even if smacked in the face with a 2×4.  Not only did Lily keep an open mind…she actually got out and tried something new that was previously outside her comfort zone… and enjoyed it. 

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