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Originally posted by mutante
if you hunt to eat and feel with your ancestors, you should hunt without a rifle.
crossbow and other oldschool weapons, could show you fearlessness and ability. i've always found a little coward killing from afar with a shooting weapon, but that's just my opinion.
Originally posted by neonitus
i hunt so i can feel like a man, i like nature to know its place (below me).
edit on 15-1-2011 by neonitus because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by dyllels
On the point of hunting for sport, let me offer a thought:
If an animal had a bomb attached to it and all you had to do was push a button in order to 'claim your trophy', would pushing that button still prove your manliness and superiority, or would it just be a tad pointless?
In my opinion, prove your manliness rather by knowing when it is alright to kill, and when it is not.
There are a lot of other hobbies to prove your masculinity and offer an adreneline rush without senseless killing. A few ideas: boxing, rock-climbing, paint-ball, etc.
Originally posted by Cocasinpry
Animal cruelty was not the primary reason for going vegetarian but I was and still am strongly opposed to factory farming. Growing Animals like they grow soy beans is not natural and is just plain wrong. And with all the genetically modified food that is fed to genetically modified animals it's somewhat hard to take people, who make claims that 'God' put animals on earth for such reasons, seriously.
Originally posted by Cocasinpry Society is responsible for the mass murder of these animals; and yes it is murder, it just doesn't feel like it until you're the one slitting the animal's throat.
Originally posted by CocasinpryI think humans should assume responsibility.
What really surprised me, was the amount of people hunting as a substitute to buying 'mass-farmed' meat in stores. That's amazing. If it is done with the best intentions then I applaud you. The only way I'd eat meat is if I had it in me to do the same, but as said earlier i do not