I should clarify things, but first off let me say you picked up on the "not caring" verbage and jumped right on that. Don't blow it out of proportion. If the government told all citizens they couldn't own guns, I wouldn't care what they said about that either. I would own guns.
Now, as to the rest of the discussion, our state government has been told repeatedly by over 80% of the public that they are not to touch the PFD - and that hasn't stopped them from moving right along this week and trying to limit it for the next 3 years. So don't sit there and act like the government always does what the people want.. Far from it.
What I was saying was, in fact, that IF I was told that I could not hunt and fish while animal and fish populations were still strong and able to sustain hunting and fishing - let's say the state just decided it would be better economically to have everyone buy their meat and fish - then I would disobey the law. OR, if I were to move completely off-grid and actually rely on 100% of what I catch and kill and grow for family food, I would again have to disobey.
I just happen to believe that if a man or woman born to this earth decides to go live off the land, they are allowed by God to do it and nobody gets to tell them, "Nope, sorry, go get a job and pay for your food, but no hunting or fishing." I happen to believe there are certain human rights, and one of this is life and and another is complete freedom, that simply cannot be endowed or taken by other men. Not rightfully, anyway. That's all i was saying.
The whale illustration is a little over the top. I am sure that is an endangered species or something along those lines and there are plenty of other food sources. I would always do my best not to harm an endangered or limited resource, especially if others were plentiful. That said, if they forced them to stop hunting whales simply for political reasons when the whale population could sustain that harvest, I disagree with them doing it.