She says she eats meat so, to understand this, she had to try to earn her own meat. Doing this, she said, allowed her to combine her love of the shooting sports and hunting with her yoga and “green” lifestyle. Now, as a hunter, I don’t see any of this as being out of step. Game meat is as natural (green) as you can get (there aren’t any hormones added to deer meat), but a reporter with a big urban newspaper might wrongly sniff a contradiction. The bias would be the reporter’s, but it would nevertheless taint the interview. Instead of burdening the interview with all that I asked her to please explain.
“I first discovered duck hunting in 2006," she said. "I’d borrowed a friend’s 12-gauge shotgun and, after a day at the range, carried it with me for the first time on the tidal flats. The decision to go was made on a lark, but, since I am a meat eater, I also felt an intellectual responsibility to explore hunting.”