So much hate because she's a Republican. I'm not a fan of what the Republican party has become, but hopping on the outrage train and targeting individual members is not the way to go about fixing the problem. Our bipartisan system sucks, but you DO NOT want one-party politics (I'd talk more in a private thread about the city I grew up in), which is a danger I think we face when we force everyone to identify as Democrat or be so slaughtered on social media that you'd be afraid to turn on your phone. Save your hate for someone who's worth it (incidentally, may I take this opportunity to remind you who's President?) As for the hunting business - I agree with @Layla (thought of you as soon as the hunting pic was posted) that the triumph-style pictures have always been icky and tasteless. But that deer had a more comfortable life than the undocumented workers picking your strawberries and tomatoes. I want to go to bed or I'd find reliable sources about quinoa and goji berries and bananas and Greek yogurt (I've heard the environmental concerns about almonds are debatable). My point is that there are very few foods you buy at the grocery store, vegan or carnivorous, that are truly cruelty-free and have no impact whatsoever on the environment. If you want to ensure the animals and workers involved didn't suffer needlessly, your best bet is hunting or growing your own food. I don't have the stomach to kill animals myself, but dammit if I don't grow as much as I can this summer in my garden. Anyways, shitting on her political affiliations usually doesn't change someone's opinion. Usually what it does is teach them that interaction with the opposition is likely to be dangerous. But you know what does change peoples' opinions? Engaging in meaningful discourse with the opposition. Just a thought before we jump on the hate train. True, but part of the reason the deer population was out of control (though according to my uncle, it's really not anymore) is that we displaced their natural predators (wolves, bears, mountain lions in some parts) by living in their territory and/or killed them because they were a danger to humans (...because we were living in their territory). So yeah, usually nature doesn't need us to regulate it, but we've already fucked it up pretty bad. However - deer aren't overpopulated right now. So if you're interested in a valid comeback to any hunter who claims they're saving the planet from its deer problem, ask them how many does they've seen all spring. Alright, that's enough time spent on a thread for someone whose thighs aren't really worth it.