Elmer Fudd goes postal


"Rabbit ate my parsley. I am eating rabbit."

“Rabbit ate my parsley. I am eating rabbit.”

British novelist Jeanette Winterson causes animists to go wild after posting pictures of garden-raiding rabbit she trapped, killed and ate. “The head would make a wonderful sock puppet”, she tweets.

Shots of the meat bubbling on her Aga followed, but her tweets began to attract angry responses from followers. Jacqueline Looker wrote: ‘Before I unfollow you, you make me sick. I will never again read a word you write. Rest in peace, little rabbit.’ Winterson replied: ‘Do you only read vegetarians? If not, why is farmed meat fine but personally trapped disgusting? Think about it.’



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9 responses to “Elmer Fudd goes postal

  1. Anonymous Harvester

    A similar thing happened to me decades ago when I culled out a few chickens on a joint family property in Maine. I was told after the fact by a distant cousin that I had so upset her sister – who was only just returning after years of staying away – that the sister chose to leave the property again rather than run the risk of seeing me harvest another animal. I asked my cousin if her sister ate the meat already packaged meat prepared by the farm employees and heard that yes indeed she did. I was surprised to learn that her objection was to an owner harvesting live animals, not to a staffer doing so. I guess in her view it is inappropriate for owners engage in slaughter but perfectly acceptable for other lesser mortals. I actually did and do still feel sorry for that cousin’s anguish but often wonder how she would fare in the real world, and by that I mean the “REAL” real world.

  2. Al Dente

    Liberals think their McDonalds hamburger comes from a field with sunflowers, rainbows and butterflies! And pot. And welfare checks. And unicorns! It’s a magical place called Stupidity!

  3. Hysterical but true, Al Dente. Liberals also think all our energy needs can be supplied by the sun’s gentle warmth and the sweet breezes. More magic……

  4. the Scots are far more humane:

  5. TheWizard

    Nothing wrong with killing for food, but if one is going to get gruesome about it posting pictures and so on, please don’t be surprised that it will upset some people.
    In my youth I participated in butchering of all sorts on the farm. I learned there that you go about the business of it as humanely as possible without a lot of fanfare or attention brought to the distasteful aspects of it.
    I can say with reasonable certainty that much of today’s youth wouldn’t deal very well with it.
    My job as low man on the totem pole was to haul the guts/entrails out in tubs to deep in the woods at night in the middle of winter via tractor and wagon or old International Scout. That taught me a lot about dealing with fear, needless to say.

  6. My parents reportedly ate rabbit during the Great. Depression. Sara Palin would be proud of this woman.