Just As I Thought

But how did she do in the spelling bee?

The front page of today’s Washington Post trumpets this headline:

Girl, 8, Credited With Year’s 1st Bear Kill
2 Rounds Did In the 211-Pound Animal, Third-Grader From Western Md. Says

Oh, how sweet. The entire article is written in a tone that suggests that hunting is a fun activity for kids — forget Harry Potter, this is where today’s kids should be, the woods! With guns!
I know that I’m such a hypocrite when it comes to animals — I loathe hunting and the like, cruelty, and such; but I am not vegetarian. I guess I just don’t want to be reminded of it; still, the glorification of hunting and the deification of a little girl for shooting an animal is repugnant.

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