Animal Rights

Pet-Owner’s Arrest Sparks Fish Cruelty Debate

Animal Rights

Pet-Owner’s Arrest Sparks Fish Cruelty Debate

A recent arrest in North Carolina has re-launched the subject of fish welfare into the broader cultural conversation. On April 4, Michael Ray Hinson was charged with one count of abandonment of an animal and three counts of misdemeanor cruelty to animals after he vacated a home he was renting and...
Miles Nolte Apr 14, 2019
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Ego, Money, Smiles and Outrage: The Mainstream Media’s Trophy Hunting Doctrine

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Ego, Money, Smiles and Outrage: The Mainstream Media’s Trophy Hunting Doctrine

Back in 2013, outdoors TV host and personality Melissa Bachman legally killed a lion in South Africa during a guided hunt in the Maroi Conservancy. For her, there was a big reason to celebrate. She shared photos on social media of her sitting behind the dead lion along with the caption: “An...
Ben O'Brien Feb 26, 2019
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Anti-Hunting Protestors Crash Family Squirrel Hunt

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Anti-Hunting Protestors Crash Family Squirrel Hunt

With New Jersey’s squirrel hunting period drawing to a close, a local outdoors group wanted to hold an event to celebrate the final days of the season. The Inskip Antlers Hunting Club scheduled a squirrel hunting contest for Feb. 16 and invited locals to join them for demonstrations on hunting...
Spencer Neuharth Feb 22, 2019
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State of Emergency Declared After Polar Bears Invade Community

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State of Emergency Declared After Polar Bears Invade Community

Residents of the Russian community, Belushya Guba, a settlement that’s part of the Novaya Zemlya chain of islands in the Arctic Ocean, have a longstanding familiarity with polar bears. Six to 10 bears are considered “locals” that never leave the territory, but recently that number became inflated...
Spencer Neuharth Feb 20, 2019
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Introducing the MeatEater Hunting Scandal Assessment Chart

Animal Rights

Introducing the MeatEater Hunting Scandal Assessment Chart

It seems that every couple months the animal rights activists of America rain hell down on some unfortunate hunter over perceived wrongness of a kill. As an editorial team we often have a difficult time finding the right way to respond to these blow ups. So, we decided to create this form as a way...
MeatEater Staff Feb 19, 2019
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Fighting the Anti-Hunting Movement

Animal Rights

Fighting the Anti-Hunting Movement

It’s easy to forget that just a generation ago, when hunting was at the peak of its popularity in this country, anti-hunting movements backed by extreme animal rights activists were virtually non-existent. Not until recently have organized anti-hunters become a serious threat to the traditions of...
Brody Henderson Feb 1, 2019
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Vegan vs. Meat Eater

Animal Rights

Vegan vs. Meat Eater

As a hunter, the question comes up all the time: how can I justify the killing of animals for food? My reply varies according to the circumstances, particularly to whether or not the person is actually willing to hear my response. Recently, I was posed this question while promoting my new book, Meat...
Steven Rinella Sep 10, 2012
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