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LancasterOnline and the Normalization of Human Arrogance

It would be easy to make fun of LNP’s asinine headline “No hunting-related shooting deaths were recorded in Pennsylvania in 2016” were it not such a depressing reflection of our largely indifferent society. In the article to which that thoughtless headline is attached, Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Bryan Burhans is quoted as saying “hunting is safer […]

“Wildlife Management,” As Sickening a Euphemism as There Is

A loathsome knuckle-dragger named Ian Clark took to the pages of the Belfast Telegraph on Tuesday to whine about “animal rights extremists,” and, not surprisingly, to betray his own monstrousness. “The animal rights extremists are beginning their annual spring rant about shooting — full of the tired old cliches about how cruel it is to kill things and equally […]

Florida Python Harvest Prompts Competing “Problem Species” Cull

SOMEWHERE IN FLORIDA, IN THE NOT-TOO-DISTANT FUTURE – State and federal law-enforcement authorities are urging residents not to participate in the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s 2013 Python Challenge out of concern that participants’ lives could be in danger. Speaking on condition of anonymity, a commission staffer told The Daily Maul that his “superiors […]

Wildlife Trapping: The Cruelty of Conservation

I was reading Marcus Aurelius Armitage’s essay on human overpopulation, Euthanasia for Sale: Economic Stimulation Through Voluntary Extermination, when the red phone rang. “It’s all fun and games until someone loses a goddamned leg, isn’t it?” my friend Monty Gelstein was screaming. I tried briefly to explain that I was busy considering Armitage’s compelling proposition […]