Friday, December 1


Regular Meat Facts readers may recall the years (jeez - years!) where I would celebrate "hunting season" with an ongoing tally of accidental shootings by hunters, and how recently I've tried to cut it down because it's both time-consuming and depressing. This year I'm going to cut it back to just the incidents that really, really stick out as noteworthy, with the caveat that these represent, of course, only the tip of the iceberg - an iceberg of idiotic homicides and injuries inflicted by people to whom their own momentary entertainment is more important than, literally, the life and death of others.

So here's just two fatalities, from right around here: "Deer hunter, 79, shoots self fatally" and a "beloved drug-sniffing police dog" - with police badge and all - also killed by a none-too-sharp shooter.

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