"For years I have assumed hunting was cruel, damaging, dangerous and unfairly limited my enjoyment of being in the woods. In going through the learning I’ve just described, however, I realize that there is little basis in fact for my feelings," Lake wrote. "My next reaction is 'OK, maybe it isn’t as bad as I thought, but it is still scary to me. It makes me uncomfortable to see hunters or just to know they might be out there. I don’t want to feel that fear and discomfort. I don’t want them out there.' Ahh ... so, am I saying that, in spite of evidence, others are responsible for my fears and discomfort and they should stop doing what they do, so I won’t feel that way? This, I’ve come to think, is a definition of prejudice."