Alex Jones loves zebra steaks, goes on exotic canned hunting trips

Thursday was day four of Alex Jones custody trial, and while the judge ordered all press to cease the use of cell phones and digital media devices during the hearing, news from courtroom filtered out during recesses. The latest to be revealed in court proceedings? Jones likes to go on exotic canned zebra hunts.

Canned hunting, for those unfamiliar, is banned or restricted in 20 states. Also known as vanity hunting, it involves animals that are bred in captivity for the sole purpose of being killed by high-paying tourists once they reach a mature age to be taken as trophies. The “hunt” occurs in a fenced-in area, preventing the animal’s escape, and eliminating any element of skill or “fair chase.” For this reason, the Boone and Crockett hunting club calls them “canned shoots”:

UNETHICAL “CANNED” SHOOTING (IMPROPERLY REFERRED TO AS “CANNED” HUNTING.)

The Boone and Crockett Club condemns the pursuit and killing of any big game animal kept in or released from captivity to be killed in an artificial or bogus “hunting” situation where the game lacks the equivalent chance to escape afforded free-ranging animals, virtually assuring the shooter a certain or unrealistically favorable chance of a kill.

During Jones’ testimony, he responded to earlier comments that his ex-wife Kelly had done work for PETA by announcing he too had done a fair bit of charity work of his own by way of shooting imprisoned zebra.

While it seems Jones consumes a fair amount of zebra steaks himself (unsurprising), he claims he distributes some of the meat to homeless people in the Austin area, which is where the whole “charity” aspect comes into play. Unsure as to why he couldn’t just participate in a canned food drive instead of giving out his leftovers, the fact that Jones’ sees exotic hunting as a corollary to his wife’s PETA work does a good job of explaining why these two are in the middle of a custody battle.

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