Originally posted by grainofsand
Love the stars you got, but
perhaps you kill more than you need if that is truly the case.
Originally posted by fictitious
reply to post by tinker9917
There is never a shortage of meat in my house. We find ourselves giving it away because we have too much.
I'd also like to add that your comment truly bothers me because you make it sound like the average hunter is horrible and is exploiting animals.
When I look around me, I see a gluttonous America loading their shopping carts with oreos, chips, cereals, juice boxes, bbq chicken, steaks, and beer
WHILE USING THEIR FOOD STAMP CARD that comes out of their Gucci wallet. If you look down, you will see their pristine Nikes. If you follow them to
their car, you see their sparkling rims and newly armor-all'ed tires. Most people THROW OUT food. I bet you do.
Yes, my family and I hunt. Yes, my immediate family raises chickens, cows, and horses. However, we never, ever exploit or take an animal illegally.
Every last one has a tag and we are participating in keeping animal populations at bay and at a healthy level. Nothing is shot at unless it is to be
eaten and used. Hell, I usually say a prayer and thank the animal for giving it's life to sustain mine.
We give extra meat away to people WHO NEED IT. I give it to my friends that have a hard time paying the bills because they have three kids and are in
debt. I give some as a party gift instead of bringing a bottle of wine. I gave away meat parts that I prefer to not eat to a cop neighbor who
struggles with keeping his house but somehow loves making stew out of tongue.
It's funny how the people who try to do things right, be a productive member of society, rise up from adversity, give to the needy BECAUSE THEY
REALIZE THEY HAVE MORE THAN OTHERS, and genuinely care about being a good friend and neighbor, get caught in the crossfire of words such as yours.
When is the last time you donated food that you spent time hunting, skinning, and packaging? How about making a quilt for a family out of fabric
scraps since you had extra? I'd be the first one to help provide for your family if you found yourself with a bare pantry. I recognize that I have
extra, and instead of giving away money, I give something more important and cost effective. What do you do?
It's time to come together and be a community, not lash out, point fingers, and lay blame. Our judgments judge us.