Podcast: The Ethics of Animistic Hunting

The term ‘right relationship’ can immediately bring to mind warm fuzzies, and all is well with the world. But that’s not always the case. Right relationship is about stepping out of your comfort zone, finding more courage that you thought you ever possessed and possibly going against the norms of family, friends and the prevalent culture.

On this episode we are raising a sensitive and controversial subject. There can be a hesitancy to bring this topic up, because of the strong emotions, opinions and moral convictions attached to it. The reason behind this episode is so a door to conversation can be opened and we can take advantage of opportunities for both listening and learning. We need to be willing to become aware of our own triggers and sensitivities around this uncomfortable topic because not everything is what it seems to be.

Guest Nicholas Haney joins us in talking about the ethics of animistic hunting. Nick has worn a lot of hats over the years. In addition to being a writer, and an author; he is also a blacksmith, a hunter, and a student of anthropology. He has been a hunter for almost fifteen years, and has six novels published to date. 

Errata - In this interview, Nicholas mistakenly linked Chronic Wasting Disease, and Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease. The symptoms of each are different, but both are usually fatal and tragic. See the episode resources for more information about these diseases.

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Episode Resources

  1. Wired to Hunt Podcast with Randy Newberg

  2. Chronic Wasting Disease

  3. Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease