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post #1 of 175 (permalink) Old 03-03-2014, 01:45 AM Thread Starter
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Why is hunting neccessary?

I don't like hunting and don't understand why some people think its needed some like myself disagree with hunting.
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It's a sport for some and for some it may be part of survival? I don't like it either maybe because I'm a girl soft at heart.

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Game management, theres no more predators and if we dont kill the animals theyll overpopulate and then crash.
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If it's done legally, responsibly, and humanely, and you eat what you kill, I have no problem with hunting.

Lobo, how do you feel about predators? They hunt, kill and eat other animals. Is that wrong?
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I was a very poor single parent that relied on food banks to get through the week. I made friends with a family that hunted and used the meat to supplement protein. She could cook venison and elk beautifully and the sausage and jerky that they had made was rich and delicious. It was better than the cheap, nasty meat that I could buy.

I don't hunt and I dislike hunting for sport but if you are going to eat meat, it's best to know where it comes from.
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I agree that as long as you do it legally, humanely, and you eat it then there is nothing wrong with it. To me it is better than farming animals, then herding them up and slaughtering them en masse. At least with hunting they have a chance to escape and such.

Unless you're a vegetarian, I think it's a bit hypocritical to be against sustenance hunting. Now sport hunting is another thing entirely, and I think it is stupid. Killing for the fun of it or to be able to brag about the animals you killed seems like a waste of life.

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post #7 of 175 (permalink) Old 03-03-2014, 03:10 AM
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Let me preface with I've never personally hunted an animal.

At the same time, SW PA had and still has a horrible White Tailed Deer problem. I can't count how many car wrecks were caused by deer just darting out into the road, or just being in the middle of the road. The deer were also human aggressive. I can't count how many times during my 24 years in Pittsburgh I was chased back into my house by deer who just didn't give a darn when trying to go to school, or walking my dog. There's nothing like trying to go to your car at 5 am...and then having to call your boss and tell them you are going to be late because there were five deer standing around your car and all the yelling and screaming in the world did nothing but irk them and make them come after you.

Hunting was the only thing that kept the numbers down. I'd rather a hunter take the animal and use it for meat to feed their family and friends than Fish and Game doing night hunts in your back yard and not giving the meat to needy families. The minute my neighbors got permission for cull hunting (higher tag limits due to nuisance deer and permission for out of season hunts) the problem deer went away and it wasn't so crazy. During rutting season and during any deer rushes (seasonal movement) we didn't have to worry as much about getting caught by a deer. It extended to other animals.

Personally, I love wild game. There's not much wild game that I haven't sampled, but I only eat off of what was being used for food, not sport. Sport hunting does nothing for me and I wish it was outlawed. I feel, unless you are using the entire animal, you shouldn't be able to take it.

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I don't understand how or even why someone would kill a lion or tiger or elephant, what is the purpose?

if your GSD is eating and eating and eating and losing weight - please consider testing for EPI.

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I dont hunt. never have. But I do receive large quantities of deer meat from friends. Saves me money on meat during the winter. As everyone says as long as its legal then I have no problems with hunting animals for sport or survival. People fish too, killing animals..but we have to rely on the laws to protect the animals as well from illegal killings



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It's a sport for some and for some it may be part of survival? I don't like it either maybe because I'm a girl soft at heart.

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