12/04/15 - 9:29am
We humans have changed a bit since the 17th century, when for entertainment we suspended cats in a sling over a fire and shrieked with glee as the yowling animals were singed, roasted and turned to carbon. Nowadays, we get our kicks in more civilized ways.
Take catch-and-release fishing. I’ve done it myself, but I never felt good about it. It seemed like fun at the time, but it never felt right. There was none of that elated, satisfied feeling that comes from going home with my catch, and sharing and eating it with family and friends.