wecome alyssa!!! i am new too. and carni....i am confused is this not an animal concerns community? i do hope i am in the right place.
This is both an animal and environmental concerns community. We get some interesting blends of beliefs here as a result. For example, many hunters consider themselves conservationists and belong to environmental organizations, however not many seem to consider themselves animal rights activists. Over the years I've learned that there are also a group of hunters and meat eaters that consider themselves pro-animal welfare but don't quite cross over to animal rights.
When I created this forum, I wanted the Animal Concerns part to encompass all of these folks so that a constructive dialogue could take place.
Welcome to all!