Hunting in Israel?

A lot of game animals are kosher if they are killed the right way, but that usually that involves a bit of ritual, and rules.  That’s why I’m surprised there’s enough hunters in Israel to get upset over changes in hunting regulations.

8 Responses to “Hunting in Israel?”

  1. Andy says:

    Of course, the scope of my investigation being reading the article, but if the facts are in order (too many hunters, not enough hunted), then the governing authority may be in the right.

    That said, the new hunting organization has the opportunity to fashion itself in a more conservation oriented fashion to ensure that there is future hunting.

    Also sounds like there’s a market opportunity to offer hunting trips to Israelis.

  2. Ed says:

    Just want to point out that most Israelis do not care one bit about whether or not food is Kosher. There is a large, very religious minority, but most Israelis are quite secular. They go to the beach for Rosh Hashanah.

    That’s not to say I’m not surprised to hear about hunting orgs in Israel. They have some incredible wildlife in the Negev, but I did not know hunting was allowed.

  3. MicroBalrog says:

    May I explain? I actually live here, you know.

    A lot of the hunting in Israel goes on for pest animals – especially hogs, which are an unbelievable nuisance. Also, as Ed says, a lot of people here don’t care about Kosher (though most will not eat outright unkosher meat, like pork). However, there’s quite enough seculars and Christians to maintain such a tiny hunting community [2,400 people!].

    • Bitter says:

      May I explain? I actually live here, you know. No, actually, I didn’t. Thanks for letting us know. :)

      I am too drunk to look up Kin, but he was the first Israeli blogger/commenter I had. I wonder what happened to him. He was awesome.

  4. Sebastian says:

    I had no idea you lived in Israel :)

  5. MicroBalrog says:

    I’m complimented, Sebastian. It seems my English [and knowledge of American politics] is not as glaringly awful as I’ve thought.

    • Bitter says:

      It is most definitely not as awful as you might assume. I don’t think either one of us ever considered looking to see what part of the world you were coming from.

  6. Sebastian says:

    Actually, I did know you lived in Israel at one point, but I must have forgotten that detail.