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Exposing the Big Game: Living Targets of a Dying Sport Paperback – June 16, 2012
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I read this book with wonderment at what our species has done to other species, and with admiration for how staunchly Jim Robertson comes to the defense of those other species, with intelligence, humor, understanding, but above all, compassion. Warning to all hunters: this book could be life-changing, both for you and the animals so senselessly killed. Jim ends his book with these ringing words, both true and eloquent: The passenger pigeon, the great auk and the Steller's sea cow each held a worthy place in nature. The same cannot be said of sport hunting. Sooner or later, the obdurate hunter crouching in the darkness of ages past must cave in and make peace with the animals or rightfully, if figuratively, die off and be replaced with a more compassionate, more evolved earthling - one who appreciates nonhumans as unique individuals, fellow travelers through life with their own unassailable rights to share the planet. (Jeffrey Masson, Author of When Elephants Weep, and Dogs Make Us Human)
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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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~ Camilla H. Fox, Executive Director, Project Coyote (ProjectCoyote.org) and co-author of Coyotes in Our Midst and Cull of the Wild
Ann Bryant, executive director of the BEAR League (featured in Animal Planet's 'Blonde vs Bear')
This book helps to understand what goes on in those minds. Well worth reading what ever your stand point.
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Jim Robertson's perspective is spot on. His writing is funny and poignant. I highly recommend Exposing the Big Game. Read morePublished on April 21, 2014 by Beth
As an ex-hunter that unfortunately witnessed first hand, the cruelty and senseless killing of animals for "sport" or someone's sick idea of recreation, I can't wait to read this... Read morePublished on April 7, 2014 by Skysoldier8875
This book exposes all the lies from "hunters" that have been told & exposes the reader to the psychopaths that they are. Read morePublished on May 22, 2013 by JoyDancer
This book contains some wonderful wildlife photography. Readers who may not be able to travel to the far and near places to see these beautiful creatures will appreciate the... Read morePublished on May 17, 2013 by Michael Jaynes
Jim Robertson's "Exposing the Big Game" is at times painful to read due to the truths about humans it exposes, but essential in any animal advocate's library. Read morePublished on March 20, 2013 by Oliver Starr
Exposing the Big Game: Living Targets of a Dying Sport
Jim Robertson is certainly a great photographer but he is also a very good writer. Read more
This was a much-needed book and kudos to Jim Robertson for writing it. As a teenager, I wore out my copies of "Man Kind? Read morePublished on January 23, 2013 by Joanne Cockerill
Jim Robertson is not only one of the best Wildlife photographers I have ever seen, his blog under the same name is a reflection of the passion he feels for animal rights. Read morePublished on December 9, 2012 by danielle riggens
I am so against hunting. I like the way the author writes about hunting and hunters. He has a good sense of humor.
I find him to be kind and genuine. Read more