At 7:30 one Sunday morning in the summer, on Global Television, I got to “enjoy our hunting heritage” by watching men in orange vests track down a male caribou, exclaim over the “great fingering” and “double shovel” of the “rack” and then shoot it dead. The host of the show whispered explanations to the camera and then he and his guide crawled through the underbrush until they were close enough to fire. The caribou’s legs gave way and the animal crumpled to the ground, and the hunters whooped and hollered and congratulated each other on a good shot. The show, called Canada in the Rough, is sponsored by companies that sell firearms, ammunition, trucks, outdoor gear and crossbows, and it includes a Rough Cooking segment (caribou stew with prunes and dried apricots served over couscous) and a Rough Gear segment (a man in a plaid shirt in a room full of stuffed animals talking about choosing the right ammunition) that reminded me of The Red Green Show without the irony. Call me a city dweller, but I can’t believe that people can wax poetic about a caribou that is standing tall and majestic on the crest of a hill and then shoot it with a rifle and not a camera.