The title of this post refers to my reaction coming from Gopinik's rumination on the sublime-but-likely-dysfunctional Shakers, to this tidbit from Atrios, pointing to Pharyngula, which in turn points to Firedoglake, where it's mentioned that "Vice President Dick Cheney...reportedly shot more than 70 stocked pheasants and an unknown number of mallard ducks at an exclusive private club ... in which birds are pen-reared and released to be shot in large numbers by patrons."
Why don't they just let them butcher them? Or at least it could be like some Chinese poultry sales places; pick out your live one and they'll kill and feather them.
Seriously, does Cheney think he's a "hunter" for doing stuff like this?
I mean "hunting" should involve actually finding a wild animal, right?
There should be a term that is not "hunting" to describe this activity. Maybe "gun butchery?"
I'm not a vegetarian Buddhist, to be sure, and have gone fishing. But this is absurd. Mc-hunting?