No stranger to voicing his opinion to the masses (that’s kind of his job), Bill Maher posted a message for hunters on his blog.
“If you’re delighted to take a life, there’s something wrong with you,” it starts. Maher is responding to a photo that has gone viral on the Internet of a hunter from rural North Carolina who shot and killed a 500-pound boar. Commenting on the photo, Maher quips, “That’s some specimen of a pig. And the boar’s pretty big too.”
While Maher says he gets the argument that “a man’s gotta eat,” he says that taking the life of an animal in order to feed yourself and your family shouldn’t be glorified and should really be “a more solemn occasion.”
He concludes his blog post with, “We kill people too, when we carry out executions, but afterwards the warden and guards don’t high-five and pose with the corpse. That’s what bothers me: the trophy aspect, the absolute glee, the beaming with pride. Get over yourself. You pointed at something, pushed a button, and it died.”
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