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i think hunting is great. and i think i would quickly get used to killing for meat. i grew up on game anyway nothin like eatin what ur bro just shot the day before gotta be careful of those bullets tho
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Just tonight I noticed a white cat in my backyard from my window and I went to go smoke a cigarette with the intention of bringing this cat to me, no white cat can be a street cat.

The cat noticed me but ignored me and I played along, it was stalking a raccoon for fun.

A man showed up to check on his garden, I live literally next door to a community garden, which is great, we get opossums and raccoons all the time. He stomped over to the raccoon in the alley and scared the cat off.

He saw the raccoon, the cat was too fast for him to notice. We have a sand pit that cats like to poop in, but it was too late. I said "Raccoon over there?" and he told me "Yeah, right up against the building."

Raccoons and opossums are easy to startle, but I'm worried about that cat. Good luck, kitty.

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It's not necessary anymore. At least not for humans. For other animals? Hell yeah that's one of nature's prime directives. Eat stuff, run away from stuff, and hump stuff.

I've been watching too many nature documentaries lately.
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Trophy hunting is stupid.
Who hunts for fun? To end the lifes of innocent animals living their daily lives? If it means on survival, then yeah, that's cool
But hunting just for the heck of it is just plain stupid
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I don't know about you, but a lot of people in developing countries still hunt/fish. Many have their own farms of animals they raise to sell for money. Also, many people seem to think hunting for food is the same as killing. You can still kill animals for food and not hunt......
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Rohzek wrote:

Animals are an inferior species to humans, so I don't think they have rights. That being said, I don't have a problem with hunting for any reason (for trophies or for food) unless it puts an entire population in danger.


Humans are animals as well, though

And how is a man-made system of (rights) enough to qualify all others as inferior? The way I see it, every living organism that's been able to survive, completely uninterrupted in the cycle of reproduction since life first began, has it's rightful place on the planet, until it dies.

Humans may have done some pretty cool things, but in the grand scheme of things, that's not really of any significance outside of our own somewhat advanced brains. And lest we forget, a vast majority of humans go about their daily lives in human ecosystems not too dissimilar to animals in the wild.

Shelter (check) Food (check) Sex (check) Companionship (Check) Ritualistic behavior (Check) Competition (Check). We're not very different at all compared to many species of mammals. And if at any point in the future humankind truly does f*** everything up and ruin the planets habitability for all living things, then I'd think to say we were the inferior species or the (Frankenstein among life). The one that went and ruined paradise, or the grand equivalent of a kid running over to someone else' sand castle and kicking it. But if that happened who could blame us. It would just be the natural apex of human existence.
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Usually, meat you hunt is cleaner than meat you buy at a store so I'm cool with it as long as it's regulated enough to where people don't hunt other species to extinction. I also don't think anyone should be against it if you eat meat... you're a hypocrite otherwise
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mordant221 wrote:

Usually, meat you hunt is cleaner than meat you buy at a store so I'm cool with it as long as it's regulated enough to where people don't hunt other species to extinction. I also don't think anyone should be against it if you eat meat... you're a hypocrite otherwise


True dat. Sadly there are vegans who criticize people for eating meat. But from most of my in personal experience, most of the vegan's I've met are cool with it, and that it's just a personal choice. I still cringe whenever they act like eating meat isn't a natural thing to do though... Right, and like all of their supplements are?...
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Posted 4/21/15
Aside from poaching and hunting endangered wildlife, hunting is just fine by me.
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Posted 4/21/15
I'm only okay with it if you do it in order to survive. Trophy hunting is gross.
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Posted 4/21/15
I find hunting purely for sport distasteful, I think if your going to kill an animal you should at least put it to good use or have a good reason to do so.
Posted 4/21/15 , edited 4/21/15
I strongly disagree with hunting, there is simply no need for it. Usually those who i've talked to have done it as a sort of culling/population control but that doesn't even need to happen. Nature balances itself, just leave them be.

Unless you're a member of a tribe or live in a place where hunting is the only option (Inuits, tribes of south America etc), then you have no excuse.
Posted 4/21/15
Although killing for the sake of killing is seen morally wrong and self serving, I don't really care. Hunt if you so wish.
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netdisorder wrote:


Rohzek wrote:

Animals are an inferior species to humans, so I don't think they have rights. That being said, I don't have a problem with hunting for any reason (for trophies or for food) unless it puts an entire population in danger.


Humans are animals as well, though

And how is a man-made system of (rights) enough to qualify all others as inferior? The way I see it, every living organism that's been able to survive, completely uninterrupted in the cycle of reproduction since life first began, has it's rightful place on the planet, until it dies.

Humans may have done some pretty cool things, but in the grand scheme of things, that's not really of any significance outside of our own somewhat advanced brains. And lest we forget, a vast majority of humans go about their daily lives in human ecosystems not too dissimilar to animals in the wild.

Shelter (check) Food (check) Sex (check) Companionship (Check) Ritualistic behavior (Check) Competition (Check). We're not very different at all compared to many species of mammals. And if at any point in the future humankind truly does f*** everything up and ruin the planets habitability for all living things, then I'd think to say we were the inferior species or the (Frankenstein among life). The one that went and ruined paradise, or the grand equivalent of a kid running over to someone else' sand castle and kicking it. But if that happened who could blame us. It would just be the natural apex of human existence.


True enough, we are animals too. All I am saying is that we possess reason and other animals do not, and thus are superior. This likely has to do with out language faculty, but that's a big debate among cognitive linguists. We are the only species that has a language faculty. What's even more crazy in evolutionary terms is that we probably only acquired our language faculty about 50,000 years ago. That's VERY abrupt in evolutionary terms. But simply being superior does not abdicate us from responsible lordship. It would be irresponsible to destroy environments or an entire species.
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Posted 4/22/15
Hunting is a big thing where I live and for the most part I'm fine with it. I had a moose try to kill me once, and deer are also stupid, obnoxious, fast-breeding animals that kamikaze your new car, and yes I hold a grudge, so sue me.

That being said, hunters probably ought to be required to take more (any? I forget if my state even requires) safety training, and if possible more should be done to prevent the liberal use of alcohol when hunting. Seems like every year drunken hunters "mistakenly" shoot a few people, dogs, cats, horses, cars, barns, etc. etc. thinking they're deer. It's like they'd give even Don Quixote a hunting license, no questions asked.
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