“But the Native Americans did it!”

Sorry, going through the drive-thru at KFC is nothing like the Plains Indians on a prehistoric buffalo hunt…this writer argues.

More often than not, they had to hunt in order to survive and “They killed only what they would eat, used practically every part of the [animal], killed him themselves, and didn’t consider animals beneath them as we do. Saying a prayer and thanking the animal are parts of a larger spiritual context and a relationship with ‘Mother Earth’ that most mainstream people in the developed world don’t ordinarily live by. And yet they romanticize and even fetishize indigenous people’s practices when it’s to their advantage.” However, “if you don’t need to kill anyone to survive, no amount of storytelling and mythmaking (or myth borrowing/co-opting) around that slaughter excuses it.”

 

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