Laureen Harper is the wife of Canada's former Prime Minister Stephen Harper and although she comes from a family of hunters, she is absolutely disgusted by the idea of someone hunting for sport.
Lots of people hunt animals like deer and elk, then use the meat and hides to feed and clothe themselves or sell it to specialty meat markets. But there are some animals people think it's fun to kill just... to kill them I guess? I am not one to yuck anybody's yum usually, but if your yum is killing for fun, I'm not sure I want to know you.
Something that Twitter saw on full display when Harper commented on Canadian TV Show Host Steven Ecklund's recent cougar hunt.
People were shocked that Ecklund would proudly display his kill of the big cat.
It left many wondering what someone would gain from shooting down a defenseless animal in the first place, and what would the situation be like if the tables were turned.
Harper's comments, however, were a bit more straightforward, delivering an emasculating insult directed right at Ecklund online on her Twitter account.
That's right, she went there.
Her response went viral, garnering over 16,000 likes and over 6,000 retweets, with tons of responses that sparked a conversation on the ethics of Ecklund's killing of the cougar.
Harper clarified that she's not against hunting: she believes it's perfectly fine to hunt for purpose.
She also pointed out that not all sport hunters are bad.
But again, what was the point of stalking and killing a big cat?
Does it matter to you that Ecklund ate the meat and "used" the cougar he killed?
I don't know what it is about big cats that makes me not want to see them killed. Maybe it's because they're viewed as more "majestic" or are less prevalent in nature than, let's say, chickens or ducks. What do you think?
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