Killing animals, if it must be done, is the butcher's business. But to spend a great deal of of money on it in addition....I understand, of course, that there must be professional hunters to shoot sick animals. If only there were still some danger connected with hunting, as in the days when men used spears for killing game. But today, when anybody with a fat belly can shoot the animal down at a distance....Hunting and horse racing are the last remnants of a dead feudal world.

Adolf Hitler (Remarks made at Obersalzberg, quoted in Albert Speer's Inside the Third Reich, Chapter 7.)

Note: Mr. Hitler's reference to the "remnants of a dead feudal world" suggests that he was referring here to the aristocratic style of hunting in which servants assist the "hunter" in finding game, in many cases driving the game to him.

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