Recently The Inertia posted a piece about the link between surfing and hunting. The article was accompanied by a picture of noted surfer/hunter, Shane Dorian, beaming over some magnificent dead thing. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the rage that ensued on The Inertia’s social media channels was significant in both volume and vitriol. So significant, in fact, that Dorian requested that the photo be removed.
Shane Dorian’s hunting mantra is: “if you kill it, you eat it.” I can’t help thinking he might pay heed to his own philosophy. If you are prepared to kill an animal and grin widely as you pose with the corpse, then perhaps you might be prepared to swallow the criticism that inevitably comes with it. Dorian is hardly shy when it comes to promoting his passion for hunting. A quick Google image search for “Shane Dorian hunting” is proof of that. Actually, the more I looked into it, the more convinced I became that Shane Dorian is afflicted by bloodlust, rather than a desire to put sustainable, ethically sourced food on the table for his family.