Exposing the Big Game: Living Targets of a Dying Sport

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Exposing the Big Game challenges the archaic, yet officially endorsed, viewpoint that the primary value of wildlife in America is to provide cheap entertainment for anyone with a gun and an unwholesome urge to kill. Portraits and portrayals of tolerant bears, loquacious prairie dogs, temperamental wolves, high-spirited ravens and benevolent bison will leave readers with a deeper appreciation of our fellow beings as sovereign individuals, each with their own unique personalities. Above all, this book is a condemnation of violence against animals, both historic and ongoing. It explores the true, sinister motives behind hunting and trapping, dispelling the myths that sportsmen use to justify their brutal acts. Exposing the Big Game takes on hunting and defends the animals with equal passion, while urging us to expand our circle of compassion and reexamine our stance on killing for sport.

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Exposing the Big Game blends spectacular photography, indisputable facts and clear reasoning. Jim does not mince words in describing the senselessness and depravity of hunting and the psychopaths who kill for pleasure.
Peter Muller, President of the League of Humane Voters

Exposing the Big Game, a passionate and informed indictment of Americas's hunting culture, exposes the savagery, cruelty, environmental recklessness and yes, the pathology of this most murderous of sports. Jim Robertson is that rarest of breeds, a talented writer with a gift for telling a story, who is also a lifelong outdoorsman with a profound knowledge of the natural world as well as a compassionate human being with a deep love for all living creatures. Exposing the Big Game is quite simply a masterpiece, a treasure not to be missed by anyone who cares about wildlife, the environment and living gently on planet Earth.
Norm Phelps , Author of The Longest Struggle: AnimalAdvocacy from Pythagoras to PETA


Jim Robertson has a gifted eye for wildlife photography and his writing incorporates humor, insight and factual observations. Look at each and every animal in this remarkaable book as individual self-aware beings deserving of our respect and admiration. If we all could see these magnificant creatures as Jim sees them, there would be hope, not just for their survival, but for our own survival also.
Captain Paul Watson (from his Foreword),
Founder and President of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

Not since Cleveland Amory's Man Kind? Our Incredible War on Wildlife has a book been more explosive in exposing the politics, hypocrisies and brutality of big game hunting in North America. Exposing the Big Game
reveals the suffering, decimation and endangerment of America's wild animals who are targeted by sportsmen.
Laura Moretti, Founder of The Animals Voice

For years, Jim Robertson has inspired reverence for wildlife through his photography. Now he has created a book that ought to be mandatory reading for those who still think there's reverence in hunting.
Ethan Smith
, Author of Building an Ark: 101 Solutions to Animal Suffering

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During the Nineteenth century, a serial killer known as Buffalo Bill terrorized the American West, shooting and dismembering his victims, who numbered in the thousands. But no special agents from the F.B.I. headquarters in Quantico were sent to stop Bill, or the procession of copycat killers who joined in the fun. The carnage was endorsed and encouraged; the victims, though gregarious, caring and benign, were nonhuman after all.

A holocaust to the tenth power, 60 million bison, a species once synonymous with the Great Plains, were massacred in a shameful era that nearly brought an end to them, along with elk, wolves, grizzlies, prairie dogs and every other animal hunters could get a bead on.

Still more shocking is that nowadays hunting is considered a sport. Modern hunters feel no remorse for the onslaught, nor empathy for the victims. Indeed, they are targeting those very same species with glee.

"Robertson's new book could be titled The Big and Dirty Game, because that's what it is about, the dirty, bloody business of killing other animals for sport and fun. Fun? Sure, that's what the sportsmen say, but read about it for yourself." Farley Mowat, Author of Never Cry Wolf and A Whale for the Killing

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