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Killing for Sport

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posted on Apr, 21 2018 @ 11:47 AM
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It has been said many times that only humans kill for sport.

I say those that say such may have a cat as their spirit animal.


www.ranker.com...

Very cool article on the subject.







I think we can put that myth to bed for good.

Unless you have some type of other proof.

and just for fun some science porn



and some real giants




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posted on Apr, 21 2018 @ 01:24 PM
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how about 'only humans kill for sport, out of animals that have the higher reasoning capacity to actually think better of such a stupid thing'?



posted on Apr, 21 2018 @ 01:57 PM
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a reply to: howtonhawky
Personally, I don´t kill for fun. The only beings I consciously kill with the only intent behind that they are dead, are moskitos -and I do it relentless. No regret about that!!! Spiders, Bees, Bugs and so on, I remove them with a glas and a sheet of paper if needed and bring them (buckets for the big spiders) outside. No need to kill them. Actually, I don´t mind if there is a small spider in the corner as long as it´s about one visible spider per room, It´s okay and they keep blood sucking flies and moskitos in check.

As long as I don´t forget to lock up the house at night and cover the windows for the really big spiders (if you sleep in a waterbed, you feel the vibrations) when they walk around your house, everything is fine. Just don´t go out at midnight


Cat´s sometimes play with their prey until they die from exhaustion. The younger ones for sure, for them it´s sport, it´s fun and also it´s an excercise / training.

Martens, too but I think it´s more a bloodrush and their hunting instincts, when they are in an enclosed area full of tender chicken flesh that can´t flee but wildly panicks around, their fate has been sealed.





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posted on Apr, 21 2018 @ 02:08 PM
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Nope...wolverines kill things just for fun then piss on their bodies so nothing can eat them. Orcas use live seals as playtoys until there's not much left of them but mushed flesh. Chimpanzees have organized war parties and battles. I'm sure there's lots more.



posted on Apr, 21 2018 @ 02:58 PM
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originally posted by: fiverx313
how about 'only humans kill for sport, out of animals that have the higher reasoning capacity to actually think better of such a stupid thing'?


Sure the instinct for self preservation has become perverted by sickos and psychopaths, and obviously needed less and less in a civilized world. But even now occasionally it arises where a normally innocent law abiding citizen is faced with a kill or be killed situation. Wouldn't you rather the instinct still be there so it's the civilized person that eliminates the psycho from the gene pool.

Reading a book about serial killers, there have always been sickos that kill for fun or sport,probably always will be. No need to denigrate a whole species because of it however. Especially when we all are still exposed to a potentially hostile environment some on a daily basis.



posted on Apr, 21 2018 @ 04:56 PM
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originally posted by: dug88
Nope...wolverines kill things just for fun then piss on their bodies so nothing can eat them. Orcas use live seals as playtoys until there's not much left of them but mushed flesh. Chimpanzees have organized war parties and battles. I'm sure there's lots more.


Oh yeah...Dolphins have been seen killing harbor porpoises.
source



posted on Apr, 21 2018 @ 05:01 PM
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a reply to: howtonhawky

what's your point?



posted on Apr, 21 2018 @ 06:28 PM
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a reply to: putnam6

i don't mean to be rude, but i don't see what your reply has to do with the topic at hand. killing for sport with extremely uneven odds in your favor and fighting to preserve your own life are two completely different things.



posted on Apr, 21 2018 @ 06:47 PM
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I'm not a fan of hunting despite growing up around guns and hunters, but it's fine with me as long as all of the meat from the animal is eaten.

If you enjoy the thrill of the chase and enjoy eating 100% pure wild, high quality meat. Cool.

If you just want a collection of boar and dear heads on your wall, you're probably a bit of a schmuck.



posted on Apr, 21 2018 @ 11:58 PM
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originally posted by: fiverx313
a reply to: putnam6

i don't mean to be rude, but i don't see what your reply has to do with the topic at hand. killing for sport with extremely uneven odds in your favor and fighting to preserve your own life are two completely different things.



Not rude at all, LOL I got off on a tangent and didn't have anybody to stop me LOL. In the middle of reading a book about serial killers. No doubt there are sick people amongst us, always have been and there isn't an easy way to identify them.

But obviously there are animals that kill just to kill. I certainly agree on the hunting game and using what you harvest, we always did though I haven't gone hunting in years and even the last time was more just enjoying the outdoors than hunting it self. That said the deer, boar and coyote population for example is booming throughout the southern US. The wild hog and boar population runs rampant in the farmlands destroying crops and of independent farmers. Higher deer population leads to disease and increased car accidents along rural and even suburban roads. Coyotes are adapt at living in quiet suburban neighborhoods, got a few here in my neighborhood and our cat and small dog population has gone down along with the squirrel, raccoon and possum it seems as well. You have to find a balance, those nuisance populations have to culled backed, hunters are the only way that happens.

Of course I feel the exact opposite on endangered species here in the US and abroad but these are protected somewhat even though they could take more restrictive measures. It's tough call though to somebody in India or Africa with a predatory big cat stalking their village that endangered animal is more than just a nuisance. Even in those instances authorities try and dart them and relocate them if at all possible. The elephant and rhino killings are a tragedy, in poor countries that lure of big money needs to removed. Didn't they just bust a big time Ivory dealer recently.

PS.

Seem to remember that there was a study recently that surmises if the common domesticated house cat were large enough humans would likely be on their dinner menu along with being their practice prey much like mice and rodents are now. Which brings another point the hunt/survival aspect is burnt into our evolution for thousands of years. If homo sapiens didn't have it we wouldn't be here and it would be a wild untamed planet. We are just a few hundred years removed from having to hunt/kill for survival just might have to take a little longer to eliminate that trait.
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posted on Apr, 22 2018 @ 12:59 AM
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a reply to: fiverx313

Other than being completely untrue... Sure you can say that.

Chimps and gorillas murder and torture their own...

Orcas and dolphins are shiny sadistic flippered gang raping psychopaths...

So you're wildly off base and trying to impose your laughably ignorant beliefs on others when you say it, but you CAN say it...

It's just people who know you're full of the brown stuff will call you out for being either stupid or willfully dishonest when you do so.



posted on Apr, 22 2018 @ 09:22 AM
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a reply to: roguetechie

i didn't say other animals don't. i said human, more than other animals, should know better. and we should. where is the sport in going up against an unarmed animal with firearms?

you want to sport kill, go in there bare knuckle and strangle that deer. good luck!



posted on Apr, 22 2018 @ 10:46 AM
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originally posted by: fiverx313
how about 'only humans kill for sport, out of animals that have the higher reasoning capacity to actually think better of such a stupid thing'?


How about no.

Them apes do harm each other for fun and such.

I almost included some vids but they were a bit over the top in terms of violence.imho



posted on Apr, 22 2018 @ 10:50 AM
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originally posted by: RoScoLaz5
a reply to: howtonhawky

what's your point?


That anyone who says that humans are the only species that kill for fun is wrong.

A deeper point is that we are connected to the animal realm imo and when an animal kills for sport then that energy finds it's way into the human realm.



posted on Apr, 22 2018 @ 10:55 AM
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originally posted by: fiverx313
a reply to: roguetechie

i didn't say other animals don't. i said human, more than other animals, should know better. and we should. where is the sport in going up against an unarmed animal with firearms?

you want to sport kill, go in there bare knuckle and strangle that deer. good luck!


It is knida lame to call shooting an animal with new technology a sport.

I think that depending on ones bank account you should have to use other means to kill.

IE If you are a millionaire then you should have to use a bow.spear or knife to play your "sport".

However if you are below the poverty line then i think it is ok to use modern weaponry.



posted on Apr, 22 2018 @ 11:01 AM
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a reply to: howtonhawky

i do not object to judicious hunting for food.

i object to trophy kills or killing just for the fun of it. that is killing for sport, and it's unnecessary and i think indicates something emotionally deficient in a person who does it.

ETA: i don't agree with your entire premise, tbh. whether apes kill each other has nothing to do, for me, with what humans should do.

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posted on Apr, 22 2018 @ 11:09 AM
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a reply to: fiverx313

I just believe much in the bible and often it comes through in my postings.

You see as i stated i believe that the energy from the animal realm is also present in the human realm.

Like the verses that point to a time when lions and lambs lay together.

IMO Until we get there we will continue to share energy and actions between the realms.

However you made a great point in that we should know better.

My retort to that is that our true battle is with principalities and powers.



posted on Apr, 22 2018 @ 11:13 AM
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a reply to: howtonhawky

you've kinda lost me there with the talk about energy, realms and influences. not to mention the bible. not to mention i'm not sure how this relates to principalities or powers. maybe i misunderstood your initial point, altogether.

but i can kinda touch base with you in principle by saying that yes, we are part of the animal kingdom and we do have instincts and inclinations... but we also have that gift of the ability to rise above it and try to be better than we would be, by 'nature'. and i think we get there, a step at a time.





posted on Apr, 22 2018 @ 11:22 AM
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a reply to: fiverx313

Yea i always lose the best of em with my crazy energy talk.


How about this.

You know all those who claim to have spirit animals?

I believe that they are right and they are actual animals that we are connected too.

So by that connection if we do something as a human then our spirit animal also does something as an animal.



posted on Apr, 22 2018 @ 11:27 AM
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a reply to: howtonhawky

i'm not sure why you believe that, i guess?

do you have a spirit animal?




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