I just don't like killing animals, no I have done it I've slaughter chickens so when I do that all the time, and I have also shot raccoons that were attacking my chickens, but I don't enjoy doing it, I see it as a nessecary chore.
Yes I know where the meat I eat comes from, and I am more than willing to pay someone else to deal with killing in packing meat for me, hunting is a necessity, and it for me it's just not recreation so I don't do it
Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy
It just also so happens that I find trophy elephant hunting to be outdated and immoral, regardless if it's legal or not. The ivory trade is fueled by selfish morons who are part of the era that believes in the prestige of ivory ownership. Zero respect for that, and one less hunter on planet earth is one more protection for the elephants who are by most measure quite sentient and did not ask to be attacked. If a rape victim managed to kill their attacker I wouldn't shed a tear over that either.
So yeah, nitpick over how immoral we all are for not getting down on our knees and balling because some old fogey hunter finally got his karmic reward for all the pain he has caused wild animals. I would not mourn whalers, Alaskan fishermen, or anyone else either. People's choices lead to consequences and that's not my problem.
But I guess whatever makes you feel like the homo superior.
The love of killing is the real reason
Its why such people would actually want to travel thousands of miles to proactively kill such creatures is what I find so morally repugnant. Why not just shoot it with a camera ?
Last edited by flogger; 04-22-15 at 03:55 AM.
Though most of the people doing the culling (wealthy game hunters) have pleasant personalities, their numbers undoubtably include a few wealthy jerks. That does not detract from the money that they spend locally, nor does it detract from the needed culling they provide. Likewise alot of eco tourism attract wealthy customers. Undoubtably, their numbers include a few wealthy jerks as well- just with a different socio poltical spin.
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