Last updated on: 5/24/2011 | Author: ProCon.org

Ted Nugent Biography

Title:
Musician, hunter, and author
Position:
Con to the question "Should People Become Vegetarian?"
Reasoning:

“Pure, perfect-quality protein is available to everyone who wants to flex their natural instinct to be self-sufficient, independent, more honestly in tune with the source of their sustenance. There’s plenty of critters to go around, plenty of land to go around… help reduce the damned deer population! Or the mountain lion, or the elk – there’s more elk, there’s more moose, there’s more buffalo than in over 150 years. Everybody’s got too many geese! Everybody’s got too many turkeys! Everybody’s got too many deer! Kill ’em and grill ’em!

I really mean it! If you want your body to be healthier, get off the salmonella, e-coli, mad cow, assembly-line toxic hell train! God I love that statement. What did I just say? The salmonella, e-coli, runaway toxic hell train of mass assembly-line slaughter! It’s indecent. What I do is pure…

I balance the land. The Mitchell-Satcher butterfly is thriving on my property based on the scientific report that I kill enough deer to save the Christmas tree fern so that they can produce and breed! That’s how you do that! It’s not heh-heh, the deer’s in danger heh-heh, let’s save Bambi!…

If you want to do good, you will take part in a conscientious, intellectual, hands-on relationship with this lovely thing called the cycle of life and death.”

“I Have The American Dream Licked,” Salon, June 11, 2002

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Musician, hunter, and author
  • Host, Outdoor Channel’s Ted Nugent Spirit of the Wild
  • Editor and Publisher, Ted Nugent Adventure Outdoors Magazine
  • Board Member, National Rifle Association, 1995-present
  • Founder & Owner, Sunrize Safaris
  • Founder, Ted Nugent United Sportsmen of America
  • Founder, Ted Nugent Kamp for Kids
  • Recipient, #1 Hunt Partner award, North American Hunting Club
  • Recipient, ATV Image Award, ATV Industry Magazine, 2004
  • Star, VH1’s Surviving Nugent, 2003-2004
  • Former host, WWBR’s Ted Nugent Morning Show (Detroit, MI)
  • Former guitarist, Damn Yankees, 1990-1992
  • Released first solo record Ted Nugent, 1975
  • Former singer, songwriter, and guitarist, Ted Nugent & the Amboy Dukes, 1970-1974
  • Former guitarist, Amboy Dukes, 1964-1969
Education:
  • None found
Other:
  • Born Dec. 13, 1948, in Detroit, MI
  • His band was the top-grossing act in the world in 1977, 1978, and 1979
  • Lifetime member of many wildlife, hunting, law enforcement, and anti-drug organizations
Quoted in:
Pro & Con Quotes: Should People Become Vegetarian?