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reply to post by Silenceisalie
Still, they were killed for sport. Killing should not be included in any sport.
I'm tired of seeing people glorifying the killing of animals. Almost every day I see pictures posted of people "proud" of their offspring or husbands/wives etc for their kill(s), complete with an image of a dead dear, eyes still open, blood drenched at the foot of a smiling killer.
No one cares that these animals are desperate, seeking food for their own. No one sees "life" in these beautiful animals, they just see a 6 pointer to put on their walls.
Kids are having this "killer" instinct bred into them from birth, that its OK to kill animals.
Wouldn't it be fun if the tables were turned and these hunters became the hunted. In the middle of the forest, no clothes, no weapons nothing. Just trying to survive while being hunted by animals.
Now days, not so much.
Lots of cool gadgets and bragging rights.
Camouflage gun, clothes, thermos, vehicle, phone........
Bang, bang, bang and let someone else "process the meat."
It misses the whole point.
We are devolving.
reply to post by satellite1
I believe we do need to eat meat, especially as children to help develop brain function. I know of a man who refused to eat meat as a toddler and child. His parents heeded his wishes, because they felt that it was wrong to force children to eat something they did not necessarily "need" and instead gave him protein through beans, nuts, and other like foods that did not involve the mistreatment of animals. This man now has several severe learning disabilities that could of been avoided if they just sat him down and forced him to eat meat.
While adults do not need nearly as much protein as children, we do still need it. While we can get it via other options, the most expedient way to do so, is through the meat of other animals.
On another topic related but not necessarily about this, is that Americans on whole (and other 1st world countries, I would wager) eat far more meat than is necessary for our own health. 3 to 4 servings of meat (and a serving is 2-3 ounces or the size of a deck of cards) is all that is required for our nutritional needs. Most meals consist of 6-8 ounces of protein, which practically contains our entire dietary requirements in one meal. Considering most have 2 to 3 meals a day, that is a great deal of meat.
If we stuck to just what we need, and not what we are used to, the death of many animals would be unnecessary as we would not be consuming them at the rate we currently are.
reply to post by satellite1
I believe we do need to eat meat, especially as children to help develop brain function.
since i watched the time machine as a child i have always had the funny feeling that humans were not top of the food chain with the millions that vanish every year world wide but then again i am some random nutter on a conspiracy site but you never know after all we do taste like pork i hear
I actually have fantasies about an alien race coming to earth and taking all sport hunters to some intergalatic recreational hunting ground and doing as you describe in the op. Disarming them and then hunting them for fun.
I think these people need to experience the fear and sheer terror of being chased down by a superior intelligence with incomprehensible and unescapable weapons.
*sigh* I guess we can dream
That is totally silly! My sisters children were vegetarian from birth and still are at age 30's, one is a lawyer and one works for the Air resources Board for the Gov.
My children were also raised vegetarian they were both in the gifted program all the way through school. One now is a pilot for the Army and one a business owner and long distance runner, they all have superb health and could pass for 10 years younger...where do people get these dumb ideas about having to eat animals...we eat them to get what they ate out of them, vegetation! People need to wake up and learn some truth instead of talking what they are told by the meat industries through their mouth piece in the government.edit on 8-12-2013 by Char-Lee because: (no reason given)