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I don't hunt, but unless you're a vegetarian who doesn't use any leather or fur products, or any products tested on animals, you don't really have standing to say it's immoral.
Because as a mulch-millionaire he needed to do this for food and/or protect his family. He wasn't killing another highly sentient being for the mere sport of it.
Buck Commander, who posted this photo of LaRoche on Facebook Tuesday, says that the first baseman killed the animal with a bow.
I'm not seeing it. Assuming it's a legal hunt, the state licenses the appropriate number of kills to keep the population of animals sustainable. Given the elimination of most other natural predators, if humans don't hunt, many, many species will suffer from over-population, and mass deaths from starvation/disease.
I'm the only vegan who thinks that's an awesome picture?
I'm not a hunter though I'm certainly no vegan either. I get that food and clothing that I use is often from once living things that were killed. With that said the whole killing for fun thing seems a little sick to me. I mean if you want to hunt for food, hell, go for it. But hunting just to say you killed something seems a little troubling.
A year ago I read this book: The Man-Eaters of Kumaon. It was written by a man that was hired by the British government to track down and kill tigers that had become man eaters. Totally awesome.
A year ago I read this book: The Man-Eaters of Kumaon. It was written by a man that was hired by the British government to track down and kill tigers that had become man eaters.
Perfectly legal behavior. End of story.
There are lots of things that are perfectly legal, but still unpleasant.
Well, overpopulation of animals IS a problem (mostly because they create an imbalance in the ecosystem), primarily ,as you say, caused by elimination of predators. But he killed a mountain lion, that IS the predator. We need MORE mountain lions (and wolves, and bears, etc.) - they are the solution to overpopulation, not the problem.
Except that "solution" seems untenable in modern society. The classic example is with whitetail deer, which get along very nicely with people in suburbia, where wolves and mountain lions might not be welcomed. Where legal deer hunting is eliminated, fenders (plus poachers and occasional roaming dogs) take over.
Like hell they do. Car accidents (and worse motorcycle accidents) involving deer are severe and frequent. Deer destroy crops and landscaping. They are in fact 6'+ tall 200+ pound horned animals that either in rut or through exposure to unarmed people can and will f you up.
Plus we plant all sorts of vegetation.
At this point, I feel like I read internet hunting threads solely to be amused by the selective indignation of anti-hunters. I am rarely disappointed.
Cant I just have respect for all sentient beings, and aspire to a world where all of them can live happily?
The skill required to do this was likely impressive
Over/under on the number of PETAphiles who will be protesting the Nationals first home game? I'll say ten.
I think he meant they don't mind us, not the other way around.
Hyperbole is sometimes used in internet conversations.
As a bowhunter myself I respect the achievement. Lions, themselves the ultimate hunters, are very difficult to bag.
When hunting a predator like this (or African lions and the like), how does the hunter ensure that he won't be attacked himself? Or is the risk part of the hunt?
typically would only be done with a buddy or a professional guide backing you up with a firearm
In parts of the state the deer population has crashed because the lion population has risen since hunting them is banned. Action/reaction, unintended consequences, etc.
Low fat, chemical free meat that caused no demands on our agriculture system
Why don't you try talking to the guy and getting to know him a little better?
Deer eat out of the same cornfields as we do in MN. That's hardly "chemical-free" and it takes a small bite out of the corn crop.
and N.Maine where it's coyotes
Would a cow have a reason to exist if we weren't using it?
the deer eat a variety of foods
The only "story" I've ever made up is the Danny Glover died story. Everything else is true and factual as far as I know.
I don't like the idea of killing a cougar for sport, but at least they're not endangered. Killing an african lion is awful.
It varies. Least risky is to be in a tree stand over a bait pile, which is very low risk, if any. Most risky is stalking on foot, which is very dangerous, and typically would only be done with a buddy or a professional guide backing you up with a firearm. Even with backup, stalking a lion to 20 or 30 yards takes more balls than I'll ever have.
They are in fact 6'+ tall 200+ pound horned animals that either in rut or through exposure to unarmed people can and will f you up.
Centaurs have horns now?
Are you sure he's not pulling your leg?
I almost bagged a deer last week.
To be accurate, coyote-wolf hybrids.
I remember the first time I encountered an eastern coyote when hiking alone. Peaceable towards humans, but a hellofalot bigger than the little fellas you get used to seeing everywhere out West. If they wanted to cause trouble, lord knows they could.
Genetic studies have confirmed that some wolf DNA entered the coyote population as it expanded east...
So, which baseball players would you bet on in The Hunger Games?
Tree stand over a bait pile...that's candy arse. The poor mountain lion doesn't even stand a chance.
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