It never ceases to amaze me how many meat eaters get offended by the sight of a harvested animal. It seems ridiculous to me that someone would favor seeing a non-biodegradable plastic wrapper covering an animal rather than its natural packaging.
A couple weeks back, I received an email from a disgruntled woman from Norwich. She stated she had been upset by the pictures of harvested animals in the paper. She also made the statement, “The hunters in the pictures seemed to be excited they had killed something...she would like to give me a piece of her mind.” I happily gave her my phone number and said, “Feel free to do so.”
As expected, she gave me a call a couple days later to scold me for disturbing her so badly with such horrific photographs. I let her ramble on for what seemed to be hours. She ranted and raved about how wrong I am for the lifestyle I have chosen to live. Rather than join in an argument with the uneducated or misinformed meat eater, I find it more beneficial to them to take the high road.
I find it easy to stump people like her. Their lack of knowledge and understanding of hunting and conservation, along with a complete acceptance of modern meat packaging practices, are the fuel needed for recourse. I typically ask a single question that must be answered before I will carry on with the lesson. Most of the time I find people like her can talk for hours, but are easily stumped by a single, rational question. You can talk for hours about opinion, but facts tend to be conveyed in a short-and-sweet, cut-and-dry manner.