You may have seen the brouhaha surrounding 12-year-old Aryanna Gourdin, who posts photos of her and the animals she harvests on trophy hunts. I know the producers at Piers Morgan’s latest miserable television show saw them, because they invited the huntress and her dad on the show.
And then Morgan went all Morgan-y on her:
“How would you feel if I came to your house one day and I hunted down your pet cat and I killed it and I then posted pictures of me celebrating the slaughter of your pet cat?’ Mr. Morgan asked.
This is what passes for logic to the anti-gun, anti-hunting left.
A pet cat is equal to a giraffe, or something.
Gourdin’s father was quick to jump in, calling it a trick question. It’s not a trick question. It’s a stupid question.
Who owns a wild animal? No one. It’s wild.
Furthermore, the caretakers of the area singled out the giraffe she harvested because he was a problem:
“This giraffe was an old bull unable to reproduce and a danger to the other giraffes. In Africa they’re in a 30 year drought and food and water are scarce. By removing this giraffe it will ensure survival of the species by making sure there are enough resources to sustain the rest of the healthy herd. This bull was a danger to the others and will provide food for several orphanages and villages in the area.”
But even if that wasn’t true, even if the giraffe had just been born, it wasn’t anyone’s property, which makes the comparison to the cat asinine.
The correct response wasn’t, “That’s a trick question.”
The correct response was, “Well, Piers, there’s a difference. The cat is my property. It’s mine. So you can’t destroy what is mine. But even if it wasn’t, PETA kills thousands of cats and dogs every year. Are you condemning them? I killed one giraffe. They kill thousands of animals. Where’s your moral indignation over that? Furthermore, all the meat harvested from this giraffe fed 800 orphans in the area, so apparently you prefer that the problem giraffe lived and the orphans went hungry. Why do you hate orphans, Piers? Why do you hate orphans?”
At least, that’s where I would have gone.