Shawn Michaels, in a recent interview with Fox News, responded to recent criticism from PETA (an animal rights group) regarding his new hunting show on the Outdoor Channel. A representative of PETA said the following about Michaels and the show: "Jeffrey Dahmer ate everything he killed, too, but that didn’t justify taking innocent lives." The rep was referring to Jeffrey Dahmer, the serial killer who murdered and ate body parts of 17 males from 1978 and 1991.
In response, Michaels said "“In every aspect of my life, I live under the protection of and in accordance to the laws of this nation. At the end of the day, it’s a wildlife biological fact and a conservation fact that the game must be managed. There’s only so much habitat, i.e. food, out there. If you have 100 acres worth of food and you’ve got 500 animals out there, the young ones and the old ones are going to starve to death, because they can’t compete,” Michaels said. “When they starve, they start to eat things they shouldn’t be eating and spread disease not only to them, but to us.”