One Man's Alaska

Sarah Palin's Alaska - Killing a moose

December 12, 2010

I live in Alaska, but I very rarely agree with anything Sarah Palin does, outside of her fighting against big business trying to run the state of Alaska. That being said, this Huffington Post article criticizing Ms. Palin for killing a moose on her "Sarah Palin's Alaska" television series is the most ridiculous piece of crap I've read in a long time.

Dear Mr. Sorkin: Have you ever seen how millions (billions?) of chicken, fish, cattle, and other animals are killed on a daily basis to feed meat-eaters at McDonalds and every other restaurant in the world that tries to distance human beings from the fact that "meat" really means "an animal was killed for you to eat"? Let me make that more clear for you:

"Meat" == "An animal was killed"

I have to agree with Ms. Palin here -- if you're eating any form of meat, shut up. Personally, I practice yoga and Zen meditation, and I eat meat once or twice a month, and when I do, I say a prayer of thanks and forgiveness. I don't hunt or fish, but many Alaskans do hunt and fish, and they eat what they kill, and make products from the leather, etc.

Like it or not, human beings have hunted animals from the first days of our existence. We either continue to eat meat, or we don't, and if we do, the best we can do is what the Native Americans have done, which is to use the animal's remains without waste, and give thanks.

Alaska isn't like New York city or wherever you live -- one reason I don't think Ms. Palin should ever be President of the United States -- but don't condemn her for having a bigger set of balls than you have, facing life and death head on, and killing an animal, if the animal was used for meat and leather. Until its death, that animal lived a much more humane life than any animal you've ever eaten.

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