In today’s world of internet, we have an excess of information at our fingertips. This can be an absolutely amazing asset to us as we can practically learn about anything we want to. But it can also lead to a bunch of misinformation being spread (or as Ol’ Mate Trump would say ‘Fake News’)
With a hobby (I mean… lifestyle) like ours that can bring about an emotional response from certain people, misinformation is very easily spread and the majority of the time people aren’t quick to check the facts on most topics.
In this podcast, we explore the misinformation that has been spread and talk about how easy it is for people to ‘hate’ hunters and hunting when they are ill-informed. Especially when it concerns animal populations and the perception of endangered status.
But first, we have a chat about 3 of Tash’s Fave Photos. These are a few photos that she has seen on Instagram lately that she loved. Tag us in your photos (@huntshack) or hashtag #IAmHunter for your chance to be mentioned in one of our podcasts.
We then chatted about some awesome taxidermy, this one done by Kanati Taxidermy is a very unique piece that definitely got the team talking and Rod got a little heated about his thoughts on turkey hunts (Jess and Tash want everyone to know Rod’s opinions on this topic in no way reflect their views regarding this).
We then got onto the real topic of this podcast. The misinformation spread on mainstream media about hunting. Below you can find all the sources from articles we mention to where we are getting our facts on conservation statuses and studies on hunting.
Articles with inflammatory headlines or misinformation
Where we get our facts
On Tasmanian deer numbers – Invasive Species Council
Articles we have written on these subjects