From the dawn of known human history, men have engaged in hunting. It is so rooted in our traditions that the Garden of Eden story in the Old Testament depicts God killing deer to make clothes for Adam and Eve. Today, most men hunt for sport but this is a very recent phenomenon. Outside of American cities, it's still not uncommon for men to hunt as a food source.
But hunting is an activity mostly enjoyed by men; hence our reflexive social misandry attacks hunters and hunting at every turn. Also, we live in an effete era where human beings are considered less valuable than wild animals. Anybody who today poses with hunting pictures risks the wrath of the PC mobs---who are usually more bloodthirsty and prone to violence than the stereotypes they make of hunters. In two of the most notorious cases, Dr. Walter Palmer, a bow-hunter, killed a lion in 2015 and the harassment hasn't stopped since---including a fake 'sexual misconduct' allegation. The second was that of a Cincinnati Police sharpshooter who killed a zoo gorilla to save a toddler who'd fallen into the cage. The officer prudently kept his name out of the press; but the child's family and the Cincinnati Police were buried under mass outrage.
And the phenomenon isn't limited to men: Belgian beauty Axelle Despiegelaere lost a modelling contract for posing with game during a safari.
The latest victim of anti-hunting neurotics is Blake Fischer, the Commissioner of Idaho's Fish and Wildlife Service. Fischer recently went on a successful safari in Namibia and posted photos online. The same degenerates who were willing to sacrifice a 4 year-old boy to a gorilla unleashed an Internet hate-campaign; harassing both Fischer and his family.
In this photo, Fischer eliminated a tribe of baboons: a ferocious and aggressive primate of Southern Africa. Baboons are not only local pests, they are menaces to hunting parties and have been known to attack humans. Fischer at first defended his actions, but because of the craven political leadership in Idaho (likely including a few who coveted Fischer's job) forced the Commissioner to step down despite his excellent record.
What is driving this hatred of hunting? Part of it is sheer ignorance. Thanks largely to our dumbed-down public schools, many Americans know nothing about the Animal Kingdom. The Media is very little help in educating the public either. Another part of it is misandry. Many activists have unresolved psychological issues with their fathers, and seeing masculine activities drives them to hysteria. Only a few years ago, some of America's most masculine archetypes were also big-game hunters. Former President Theodore Roosevelt went on several safaris and published stories of his exploits.
Author Ernest Hemingway, another such iconic figure, was also an avid hunter.
The courage to face things like charging rhinos and lions shames effete males who venerate creatures like Bruce Jenner and Colin Kaepernick as heroes. These two factors---ignorance and misandry---are part of the problem. But at the root of it all is a hatred of humanity.
It's no secret that some of history's greatest killers were anti-hunters. If one talks at any length with so-called 'environmental activists' it becomes painfully obvious that they really envision a natural paradise which includes few or no humans.
Adolf Hitler, Charles Manson, Pol Pot, and Genghis Khan were all vegetarians. Even though most fake environmentalists will deny this; the Third Reich was one of the most 'green' and 'environmentally friendly' regimes in recent times. They strictly regulated hunting and even prohibited vivisection in 1935. The Soviet Union prohibited trophy hunting in 1918 and fur-trapping in 1919. The Bolsheviks believed that trophy hunting and wearing furs were symbols of capitalist privilege.
It definitely seems as though a correlation exists between anti-hunting activism and psychological instability. Sigmund Freud himself was a hunter; and other psychologists like Karl Menninger and William James wrote that hunting was both natural and healthy. Erich Fromm, one of Freud's disciples wrote in 1977:
"In the act of hunting, a man becomes, however briefly, part of nature again. He returns to the natural state, becomes one with the animal, and is freed from the burden of his existential split: to be part of nature and to transcend it by virtue of his consciousness. In stalking the animal he and the animal become equals, even though man eventually shows his superiority by use of his weapons...The motivation of the modern ethical sport hunter is pleasure fused with compassion. This contrasts sharply with the motivation of the sadist, who might torture and kill pets or other small animals, which is revenge. In short, hunting and pet torture, are as unalike as sexual intercourse in a loving relationship and rape. Predatory aggression, as we call hunting, is a positive form of aggression, like sport and play, the expression of which is good for mind, body and spirit."
Blake Fischer got a raw deal. Hopefully, he'll move on to bigger and better things, as he deserves.