"A man misses something by not establishing a participative and living relationship with the non-human world of animals and plants, landscapes and stars and seasons. By failing to be, vicariously , the not-self he fails to be completely himself."
-Aldous Huxley

@rek I wonder whether Huxley was a hunter.

There are those who justify the presence of deer (and the requisite deer-hunting) in new zealand; There is great beauty in having humans become a necessary part of the ecosystem, a beauty that might weigh even more than the negative impact on a few ground plant species. This is neartermist thinking, of course- a permanent loss cannot be outweighed by a temporary beautiful present- but many people seem to be earnest neartermists.

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