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- Posted: Mon, 18 Feb 2013 05:58:01 +0000
I AM R U
I AM R U
I don't understand Americans and their hunting. Why would they do that?
Food, mostly. Specifically, access to food that is otherwise difficult, if possible, to obtain. Wild game aren't usually found in the grocery store. Except domesticated turkey, I suppose.
Also, it helps keep their numbers in check. Rather a deer suffer some 3 minutes worth of bleeding out, than several months of starvation, because they've become over-run, and have depleted their own natural foods.
That's actually why carnivours and omnivours exist. It's a natural balance of population.
What kind of sick twisted b*****d makes a sport of killing things?
It's not that sick, nor twisted. It's human nature at its core.
Who takes pleasure out of that?
Lots of people, all over the world. Not just in the US.
In fact, YOU are the minority. That means YOU are the weird one.
AND WHY DOES EVERYBODY THINK IT'S PERFECTLY NORMAL???
Because....it is? It's no less "unusual" for a human to kill animals for sustanence, than for a bear.
Like I said, you are the one who's not normal, given that you are the minority.
He's an Australian, like me - here, hunters and pro-hunting people are definitely a minority, and are often seen as heartless monsters who get pleasure out of killing. See, here the only things to hunt are ducks and kangaroos. And many "recreational" hunters, pretty much go along just for the killing, not for the eating. Here, "hunting" and "hunters" can have different connotations.
It's not a matter of normality, it's a matter of perspective.
Waaaaiiiiiit, are you serious? There are heaps of things to hunt here. Rabbits, hares, feral cats, foxes, feral dogs, feral pigs, goats, five or so species of deer (Sambar, Chital, Hog deer, Rusa, Red deer, and Fallow), buffalo, feral donkeys, camels, feral horses, etc. Kangaroos if you have the right license, and a variety of birds.
Yeah, and farmers do hunt those - but most recreational farmers seem to be just a little oppsessed with their right to kill ducks neutral
Most recreational hunters I know...and I do know a few...do not hunt ducks. And ducks are only available to hunt on an extremely limited basis. The seasons are quite strict. Pest species such as rabbits, foxes, feral cats and pigs can be hunted at any time.
I've been hunting for a long time and I have never looked sideways at a duck. Have caught hundreds of rabbits and quite a few foxes though.
I don't think you know as much about this topic as you think you do.