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Post Reply What do you think about hunting?
Posted 8/22/15
Hunting for meaningless reason is cruel. Even carnivores know the right time to hunt and they hunt to survive. As human beings we should know better because we are given not only sense, but also intellect.
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Posted 8/22/15
If you go out into the wilderness to catch something, it better be to eat it. Not just have fun killing it.
Jamie Oliver, for example, makes incredible dishes out of rabbits, deer, etc.
The same way people cook cows, pigs, etc.
Hunting, I believe, is at least better than breeding/farming animals for the purpose of slaughter/consumption.
Everyone craps on the idea of hunting like it's immoral...as they're chewing hamburgers.
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Posted 8/22/15
I don't see anything wrong with hunting critters. Especially if they wouldn't think twice about making a meal out of a person.
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Posted 8/22/15
I hunt but I agree with the fox hunting issue being class discrimination and less of using what you get. I have hunted for food but mostly for pest control. my best friend lives on a sheep farm so coyotes from time to time. but I hate these people who go big game hunting and take the head and skin of a brown bear and left the rest up there on the mountain! use all the meat tho if you cant get it home or guarantee the shot don't take it.
but bow hunters can be some of the worst. I saw deer on the other side of a tree line going up a hill( my neighbors yard). I could see it was bleeding and limping so I shot it from about 500m in the top of the neck. and really aggravated the 3 in the tree line whom shot the deer early on that day and were just catching up to it. It was hit with an arrow going in the ribs and in to the guts. lung and liver but was still up and running. If your going to hunt be ethical and make it quick and if you dont have the skill or cant deal with the consequences dont take the shot.
Posted 8/22/15 , edited 8/22/15

SchrOdinger_CUBE wrote:

I hunt but I agree with the fox hunting issue being class discrimination and less of using what you get. I have hunted for food but mostly for pest control. my best friend lives on a sheep farm so coyotes from time to time. but I hate these people who go big game hunting and take the head and skin of a brown bear and left the rest up there on the mountain! use all the meat tho if you cant get it home or guarantee the shot don't take it.
but bow hunters can be some of the worst. I saw deer on the other side of a tree line going up a hill( my neighbors yard). I could see it was bleeding and limping so I shot it from about 500m in the top of the neck. and really aggravated the 3 in the tree line whom shot the deer early on that day and were just catching up to it. It was hit with an arrow going in the ribs and in to the guts. lung and liver but was still up and running. If your going to hunt be ethical and make it quick and if you dont have the skill or cant deal with the consequences dont take the shot.


just leave them alone and stay in your house.
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Posted 8/22/15
should only be done to either keep the wildlife population from overrunning a place or as your only means of food there should be no other reason to hunt
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Posted 8/22/15
Well, fox hunting isn't done where I'm from. There aren't really any foxes out here. But deer hunting is extremely popular. It's also necessary to an extent because we often have too many and where do they end up? On the roads causing accidents. I've never been hunting and it's not something I wish to do, but I have no problem if it's for deer or something equally over populated. Plus, there are limits on how many you can kill and if you're caught shooting more then you can get in pretty big trouble. Personally, I enjoy deer season because friends share the meat and deer is definitely tasty.
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Posted 8/22/15
It would be cool if hunters could place themselves in a man made environment where they could hunt robotic AI beasts that have super powers and stuff and they'd have a chance of being killed. On the topic of real hunting I don't openly oppose people who hunt but for myself I couldn't even hunt for survival. I'm that guy who gets emotional over fish being killed as I always want to throw them back.
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Posted 8/22/15 , edited 8/22/15
Killing a fellow animal for fun is sick and repugnant. Killing any animal for any reason is totally unnecessary.
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Posted 8/22/15 , edited 8/22/15
I don't think that hunting is essential. I mean, the food chain balances itself out eventually if we don't screw around with it. Unless you hunt to eat, it's not okay in my opinion.
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21 / F / Michigan
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Posted 8/22/15
For eating and survival purposes yes. For sport, selling furs/skins/etc- no. Also hunting endangered species is pretty low.
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Posted 8/22/15
For hunting foxes specifically, I don't see much point unless the population is way out of control. Then again, fox meat could be rather tasty...
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Posted 8/22/15

kinga750 wrote:
Hunting is necessary in many places. Where I live for example, if we stopped hunting deer they would eventually overpopulate and start entering cities, overrunning the countryside, harming the ecosystem, spreading disease etc. Gator hunting is big business in Florida for the same reasons. Hunting is not just for sport. If people stopped hunting the government would have to come up with another way to handle those animal populations that go out of control, like they do in cities with rodents, cats and dogs.

Slippery Slope and Hasty Generalization
natural predators such as wolves, cougars, bears, etc should help keep the population of deer under control. the claim that they would spread disease and basically wreck havoc is questionable at best.


kinga750 wrote:
Humans have been hunting as long as there have been people. Why not say we should stop farming, building houses, etc.?

red herring. the case is about hunting and whether hunting for sports is/should be acceptable or not


kinga750 wrote:
Why not take issue with the livestock industry which kills trillions of animals in factory farms? What about industrial agriculture which is the largest cause of deforestation/water pollution and is responsible for driving countless species to extinction. We are talking entire ecosystems destroyed across huge swathes of the country to make room for mass farming. A person who hunts/eats wild game is being far more humane and conscious of the environment than a vegetarian who relies on industrial agriculture.


red herring and Ad populum. also, the livestock industry serves a purpose - to feed the human population
now, the specific practices in such industries may be questionable, but that's not the issue at hand here, and they don't generally use animals that are endangered. interesting how you specifically mention a person that hunts for food, rather than someone who just hunt for sport.


kinga750 wrote:
I could go on but the point is that hunting is rarely as evil and inhumane as some people like to claim. There are a few bad examples but most hunters are for more in tune with nature than the hypocrites who deride them.

ad hominem, Hasty Generalization.
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