Hunters Don’t Understand that We Actually Do “Get It”—but Reject It

Upper Dublin Township aka the Township of the Dead Deer.

Exposing the Big Game

by Barry Kent MacKay,
Senior Program Associate

Born Free USA’s Canadian Representative


All together now, I want everyone, collectively, to say out loud with doleful sorrowfulness: “Aw, you poor thing!”

That’s for the besieged trophy hunters out there who are feeling distressed lately over a series of events that have tarnished their image. In this YouTube era of widespread communications, they can publicly share their exploits—like throwing a spear into a bear as he ate, or shooting a curious lion, or showing scenes of a young girl overjoyed by ending the life of a giraffe.

They want to think that the problem is us: the vast majority of people who don’t do those things, and who don’t want to do them. They think that we just don’t get it.

Oh, but we do.

We are not perfect; but, we don’t go out of our way to kill…

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