NBC pulled the plug on the program that showed Tony Makris shooting an elephant in the face, killing the animal and then celebrating with champagne.
The elephant remains dead.
Apparently NBC was not concerned about the brutual slaughter of a majestic beast taken down only for sport, but rather Makris’s justification that his critics were like Hitler.
The actual Hitler was too busy slaughtering specific demogrpahics of people and seeking world domination to weigh in on the merits of hunting.
This is an opportunity for NBC et. al. to take a stand against gratuitous violence and the consequences of lack of empathy for the pain of others.
Much has been written about Makris, from his problematic job with the NRA to his celebration inre the outcome of unfair contest between him, a support team, a bunch of guns versus an elephant.
And his defense of comparing those outraged to Hitler is stupid and demonstrates that Mr. Makris did not study history very well.
It can be argued folks who eat animals are hypocritical when they criticize hunting.
That is a nuanced debate that will continue. It opens up a broader problem of how people treat animals. Those living on farms in this country are some of the most tortured.
As for pigs and cows, the obvious solution is ethical farming.
Back to feral animals.
Some people consume what they kill.
But hunting just for sport, to show domination and glee and not actually need the flesh or fur to survive is nothing short of a profanity.