James Swan: Hunting and mental health
The Washington Times reports that Earle D. Hightower, chairman of the 27-member Institute for Public Safety - a group concerned with issues such as traffic and air pollution in Rockville, Md. - recently sent out 600 cards to property owners in Garrett County stating that 40 percent of hunters are drug addicts, drunks or mentally unstable.
Hunting and Mental Health
Great read. Accurate description. "In the act of hunting, a man becomes, however briefly, part of nature again. He returns to the natural state, becomes one with the animal, and is freed from the burden of his existential split: to be part of nature and to transcend it by virtue of his consciousness. In stalking the animal he and the animal become equals, even though man eventually shows his superiority by use of his weapons." - Erich Fromm