But that, of course, is the beauty of hunting. It allows us to reconnect with our primordial selves and the eons of genetic hardwiring that have enabled us to survive predators, diseases, and telemarketing. Think about it. It has only been in the past 11,000 years that humans turned to domesticating animals and planting seeds to get food. Before that, for more than 99 percent of our time as a race on earth, we hunted. That means none of us, from the members of the World Wrestling Federation to the PETA board of directors, would be here today if a few thousand generations of our forebears hadn't been incredibly proficient at bringing home meat.