Tovar Cerulli is author of The Mindful Carnivore: A Vegetarian’s Hunt for Sustenance. His writing has been featured in High Country News, Outdoor America, Utne Reader, and Northern Woodlands, among others.
A speaker and consultant, Cerulli works to foster understanding, design solutions, and bridge gaps between hunters and non-hunters, uniting them in the cause of wildlife conservation. He has presented and led discussions across the country for outdoor communicators, hunter-education instructors, wildlife professionals, local food activists, scholars, students, and community members.
His master’s research focused on what he dubbed “adult-onset hunting,” exploring what makes hunting meaningful for new adult participants. He is now a PhD candidate at UMass-Amherst, researching the complex cultural perspectives surrounding wolf conservation, management, and hunting in the western Great Lakes region.
Cerulli is a founding board member and co-chair of the New England chapter of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers. He lives in Vermont with his wife Catherine, their affectionate Labrador retriever, and an eclectic mix of cookbooks.
Contributions to Humans & Nature:
- On Hating Hunters and Becoming One
A response to "Does hunting make us human?"
- The Mindful Carnivore: A Vegetarian’s Hunt for Sustenance
Pick up a copy of Tovar Cerulli's book on becoming a hunter.