posted on Dec, 10 2002 @ 09:53 AM
"How is killing a worm or an ant any different to killing a fox? "
yes and by the same argument how is killing a worm any different from killing a person? There aren't levels to this, and its not about "what" you
kill, its about "why" and "how"
"The answer is that foxes are furry and have cute ickle puppies. Awwwww!!! "
you've obviously never spent much time in the country. Fox's are vicious disease ridden destructive vermin, they need to be culled pretty much
whenever they're spotted.
I never said don't kill foxes, I said stop fox hunting.
you swat a fly, fair enough, trap a rat, shoot a rabid dog fair enough.
but in my opinion, pinning a fly down and pulling each of its legs off one by one before pouring acid on it isn't an act of sport, self preservation
or pest control, its an act of sadistic inhumanity.
You don't grab the rat and throw it to a team of fire ants to get rid of it, you don't take the rabid dog and put it in a pit full of other rabid
dogs and watch them rip each other to shreds, thats just cruelty pure and simple.
and a fox is the same. Cull them, hire people to shoot them, poison them. these are effective ways of removing a disease carrying predator.
getting dressed up in red velvet, having a champagne breakfast before running a fox until its physically and mentally exhausted, letting dogs slowly
rip it to shreds and then bathing your youngest son in blood from its tail is ~not~ an effective form of pest control. Its just a bunch of toffs being
barbarous because they enjoy the blood lust.
[Edited on 10-12-2002 by Lupe_101]