Organization: 
NRA
October 2016
Author(s): 
Shane P. Mahoney

Since our beginnings as a species, we have relied directly upon wild creatures for our survival. To sustain our lives and communities, it was inescapable that, like all natural phenomena, human beings would engage directly in the life-and-death struggles that mark the essential are irreversible truth of existence.  Perhaps the great American mythologist, Joseph Campbell, put it best when he was asked about what he considered the most basic element of our existence to be.  His reply: Flesh eats flesh! There is no escaping this fundamental natural law. We may contrive and dream, obfuscate or deny, but in the end our entire lives will be testament to this unalterable truth. Life, it will be proven, is a death-dependant process.