Hunting or Store-Bought Meat: Ethical Dilemma

Deer hunting in Maine is an artform for some, a science for others—but for most of us die-hard Maine folks it’s a tradition. For me, it’s about environmental ethics and food choices. My father never brought me out hunting. Maybe he figured it was a boys thing, or maybe he never thought to ask. Either way I’ve never shot a deer and have put a lot of time into trying this fall. Why do I hunt? That’s a complex answer. The truth is I was once against hunting, until I earned more about our food system. It comes down to {read more}