Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Whaaaat?

A bit of irony for breakfast: We're doing some catalog Christmas shopping for the extended fam this morning. Fellow Traveler just noted that the Cabela's catalog is offering an Alaskan fly-in Dall sheep hunting excursion for $15,000. I slipped over to the Heifer Project catalog, where purchasing a sheep, plus all the attendant training in husbandry, marketing and such, for a family in the developing world costs $120.

6 comments:

altar ego said...

Hunting sheep? As a sheep-lover I find that somewhat offensive, but since they're not exactly the sharpest hooves in the pasture, I don't get the challenge (and hunting, when not for sustenance, is pretty much about challenge). All I can say is shame on Cabela's.

Pastor said...

Huh. Heifer Project is cheaper than the ELCA Good Gifts, where a sheep is $125. Still, you've gotta appreciate the irony, don't you!

Crimson Rambler said...

When Bishop John Sperry set about translating the Gospel into the language of the Copper Eskimo [sic], he had to use their word for the Dall sheep to translate the sheep that Jesus chased out of the temple. There was, of course, no word at all for the cattle. So in the Copper Gospel, Jesus chases out the Dall sheep and the "big caribou."

Mompriest said...

I love buying Heifer sheep for Christmas presents. One of my favorite gifts to give....

can't imagine why anyone would want hunt them....

bunnits said...

I just can't imagine how hunting sheep would be at all sporting. Heifer gifts are such a better use of monetary resources.

Kamagra said...

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