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post #31 of 43
But where do you (or I) draw the line.

For me...I know that I enjoy the sport and the hunt both. I just don't think there needs to be a distinction that one needs to eat the game that they hunt.

That's just my $.02 on how I live my life and raise my children.

take care all...happy eats!
dan
post #32 of 43
Hi Dan, here's a true story. As children we "accidentally" killed an armadillo that was "coming right at us"! ;) We told our dad and he made us help clean it then we cooked it as Texas barbeque. We had it for dinner that night. It taught us a pretty important lesson...

Now, another story. We were fishing on a bayou and were surrounded by snakes. My dad had ammo clips and shot every snake he could see and then he got us kids out of there. We left the snakes behind! He went back and got all our gear and brought it back to the car. He had to shoot a couple more on his way back. They were water moccasins. We did not eat them.

Another story, my nephew is big game hunting in Africa right now as a reward for his graduation from his dad who is with him on the trip. He got a cape buffalo and many plains animals. He is not eating them but will take the hides and also the heads as mounts. However his guides will take every spec of the meat to their village to eat it.

I feel pretty strongly for ME, that I must abide by the values I was raised with and have accepted as my own now that I am an adult. But it doesn't mean because these are my beliefs, that I have the right to enforce MY values on other people, especially as we live in a free society with the power of choice...nor does it give me license to cast judgements on other peoples' actions.
post #33 of 43
A few words.

Anthropomorphism: A pathetic fallacy.

Phil
post #34 of 43
Absolutely. Almost used the word myself earlier in the thread. I have a friend that is a consummate sportsman, he owns OutdoorsFIRST Media Group, and it drives him absolutely crazy when people apply human traits to animals. He feels it borders on dangerous in some cases, and ridiculous in almost all cases.

He might cut you a break if you really love your dog or cat. :D

Kevin

Wrasslin' with Hodags
post #35 of 43
cute and food are words that don't go together......well maybe some pastries.
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post #36 of 43
shrimp too YUM
post #37 of 43
Hehehe true enough! - my cats love to bring the birds and mice they catch outside into the house to show off and then play with - they should've learnt by now this is a bad idea. I rescue them when I can and toss the poor critter outside and keep the cat inside to give it a chance. Its just how cats are. Whereas if the dog gets a bird, its chomp chomp munch munch and there's just a few feathers left. Poor birdie:cry:
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post #38 of 43
lol DC! I'd forgotten all about kittie cats and how they love to bring their catches in to show off! lol!
post #39 of 43
Vegans & PETA unite! (that way thay'll all be in one place when we round them up & dump 'em somewhere):smoking: I want then out of my misery. I suppose next they'll try & make me feel guilty about fishing. It ain't gonna happen :lol:
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post #40 of 43
lol Dirk but the big question remains...when you round them up and dump them someplace...will it be necessary to act humanely with them? ;) :rolleyes::roll:
post #41 of 43
Why doesn't PETA care about bacteria? Probably because they can't anthropomorphicize them very easily (did I make up a new word?) We declare genocide on bacteria when we wash dishes with detergent. Or even when we cook vegetables. :D
post #42 of 43
Poorly Educated Teen Activists

One of my friends has gone vegetarian from their propoganda. She is a vegetarian only when its convenient for her. When I informed her that there was chicken base in the cream of broccoli soup she loves to eat, she tried to think of a way to justify it but came up blank.
post #43 of 43
I think this is about the craziest thing I've ever heard. There is so much more suffering going on in the world, yet people get upset over a crab? I have been hunting many times with my father and my ex-husband. I was taught to kill quickly and not to kill unless the animal is a danger to me or my family (diseased rabbits on my grandmother's property and rattlesnakes in the yard) or we or someone else is going to eat it. I"ve hunted rabbits, squirrels, and deer. I have killed rabbits and squirrels but never a deer. I love fishing and eating my catch. However, I am also an avid fishkeeper and have kept fish for over 6 years consecutively and off and on for the past 14 years. I get upset when I go into local fish stores and see those feeder goldfish tanks where there are way too many fish in the tank and they are suffering from malnutrition and disease. I also get upset when I see dyed fish and hybrids because that is not natural and is only a gimmick to make a profit. Those really get my blood boiling! I know that keping fish in an aquarium is not natural but my fish are very well cared for and I have kept and bred fish that were highly endangered in their natural habitat. I have 4 different species right now that are over 7 years old and one of unknown age but was full grown when I bought it 5 years ago. Would I eat those fish? No, because in the past, I had to use chemicals to heal diseases such as ich. I don't know what those medicines might do to my family. Otherwise, if we needed food and that was available, I'd have no problem killing and eating them.
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