Eating Aliens

Eating Aliens

One Man's Adventures Hunting Invasive Animal Species

Book - 2012
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Describes the author's quest to hunt invasive animal species and turn them into meals, showing how anyone can feed a family while enjoying the thrill of the hunt and helping to protect and conserve the natural environment.
Publisher: North Adams, MA : Storey Pub., c2012
Description: xii, 226 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
ISBN: 9781612120270
Branch Call Number: 578.62 Lan


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FindingJane Sep 08, 2015

Mr. Landers makes a great case for the hunting and eating of “alien” animals. No matter how much vegans, vegetarians or PETA might decry humans killing animals, their arguments carry little weight when placed alongside the real and grim dangers of foreign animals that are destroying their habitat, endangering native species and wreaking general havoc on the ecosystem, simply because we’ve taken them where they don’t belong.

It’s mainly humans who are to blame when animals are removed from their natural habitats and set loose on unsuspecting animals in another region. When humans create such problems, it’s up to humans to fix them. And what other use can be made when these animals are killed? Throwing them in landfills? Dumping their carcasses in the ocean?

The answer, it would seem, is to eat these kills and it’s hard to argue against this solution. Mr. Landers’s book therefore outlines his many adventures and tribulations as he traveled around the world seeking out and hunting these various creatures. It wasn’t just beasts who gave him trouble; sometimes he ran into the brick walls that are federal, state and city laws, most of them designed to save jobs rather than the animals.

From his vain attempts to capture the wily snakefish to his ludicrous and amusing tale of wrestling an incensed Canadian goose, Mr. Landers amuses and educates at once. He offers an eye-opening viewpoint in the arguments, pro and con, about killing animals for food. Regardless of where you come down on the question, “Eating Aliens” is a compelling book.

Jun 12, 2013

A good idea. Nothing clears out a species faster than westerners putting it on their menus. The author deserves reading because he actually eats a sample of each species he talks about, and sure enough, most taste a little like chicken. No sarcasm intended.

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