Take it as you will. *shrugs*Then people who lack sapience are also less than humans and can be eaten, no?
In my opinion my response was fairly restrained. And to be perfectly honest I don't need it to do my side any favors.I was born and raised in the South, still live here, prefer to live here, and am not "shitting on Southern culture." I questioned some of those practices even as a child. You can like hunting or not, but the type of response you've given above is not doing your cause any favors. It's reinforcing stereotypes that others have of Southerners. There's a lot to love about Southern culture, but there's also a lot that could be re-examined in light of, well, more enlightened times. If you'd like to argue for hunting, please do so. There's plenty of room for dissenting voices and a real discussion.
Hunting and Football, (esp. college football) are so ingrained in the culture that trying to do away with their regional importance would be like trying to tell the British to not have such a dry humor, or telling Russians to stop drinking Vodka. It's one of the things that make our culture unique. Trying to change that, is basically like saying Southerners would be better off not being Southern.
I'm willing to entertain the idea that there are other forms of male bonding that should be explored in our culture, but I'll never agree that we should do away with treasured traditions just to appease your more delicate sensibilities.