Coming from a small city family, the day came when I thought my city-raised son should experience the macho sport of gophers. So one sunny day, I pulled out my trusty JCHiggins shotgun and announced that we would reduce the number of predators in the country.
He answered with a question: “Why?” I couldn’t give him a logical answer. “Because it’s fun” didn’t seem to make any moral sense, so we put the gun away and left the waffles in their world.
Man is the only animal that kills for pleasure. There are other animals – panthers, weasels, etc. – who seem to kill for fun but they think about winter, teach children, clear up the enemy and other reasons which are rational in their instinctive way.
This brings us to the political situation in North Dakota where we can see killing for fun. With the completion of …
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