“My hands are numb with cold, and a pinched nerve in my shoulder emits a sharp and nagging pain from the weight of my meat and gear. I think of the hardships that I’ve endured in order to live in a way that makes sense to me. Cold, hunger, thirst, labor, exhaustion, loneliness, and fear are just a few things from a long list that comes to mind. Is it strange, I wonder, to willfully suffer for one’s food at a time when it’s completely unnecessary to do so?”
It is completely unnecessary to suffer for our food, it’s true. One needn’t walk farther than the distance of the parking lot to obtain a side of salmon. But as Mr. Rinella points out: “Next time you’re in a grocery store, you’ll notice that farmed salmon actually has an ingredients list.” Isn’t that far more strange?