My main problem with hunting is just that one any population problems were originally caused by a person bringing an animal to a place where it isn't natural for it to be or over killing the animal that eats it. There, most went without food or water until it was their time to die. So, we need to ask – why has the OFAH been so determined to have a new hunting season opened for another species of wildlife? 14th September 2011. They use dogs to track the prey, and they often allow the dogs to tear the animals apart once treed. A deer is born in a thicket of South Georgia woods. But I think if you ARE going to eat meat, hunting is much kinder than pen-raised animals and slaughterhouses. Some reports claimed 700 had been destroyed. Issue 2592: * If an animal whose meat is halal to eat, is slaughtered in the manner which will be described later, irrespective of whether it is domesticated or not, its meat becomes halal and its body becomes Clean (tahir/pak) after it has died. An organisation offered to fund the contraception of all the deer and to fence the forest areas. This allows them to "bleed out.". It’s unpopular with many hunters due to the gardening analogy, whereas hunting is the act of taking a life. Whatever the number, Park officials voiced satisfaction and asserted that shooting was the “most humane way to control the population”. Btw we used EVERYTHING we could from that deer, including little scraps of meat that seemed insignificant but added up and tasted wonderful in the crockpot. 1 Hunting has contributed to the extinction of animal species all over the world, including the Tasmanian tiger and the great auk. Holle Abee (author) from Georgia on January 02, 2010: nicomp really from Ohio, USA on January 02, 2010: That's true, HH! You sure described the slaughterhouse with great detail it kept me riveted. In the medieval age, hunt was available only for upper classes of society. Holle Abee (author) from Georgia on January 03, 2010: Thanks, Tammy Lockerman! Today we just have to much of everything, every where and I have never gone hunting again. Your statement doesn't ring true with me. There's no better way to support that industry than buying cheap meat at your local grocery store, or getting that triple patty burger at a fast food joint. If they wound an animal, they track it and finish it off quickly. Having been raised in a family that depended on deer meat for food at times, and as the owner of a small farm, I've seen both sides of this coin. All of this “protection” is protection from “wildlife”. “Wildlife Services” quote the G.A.O. Is it because deer are cuter than cows and pigs? Bible verses about killing animals. No report that I saw questioned whether the remaining deer would continue to destroy the forest. And no sport ends with the deliberate death of one unwilling participant. It was kind of hard to understand her around her cheeseburger. But camels, fish and locust become halal without their heads being slaughtered, as will be explained later. After years of service in the military, I went hunting and could not believe the number of people hunting. Ethel Smith from Kingston-Upon-Hull on January 03, 2010: You make good points. “Wildlife Services” supposedly protects aquaculture, agriculture, and resources, such as buildings, vehicles, homes, golf courses, as well as humans from “wildlife attacks” and “wildlife diseases”, even aircraft safety. They would have us believe that “thinning the herd” is for the good of the deer. Aside from being a nuisance, it is claimed that such overpopulation constitutes a danger to human life and health because deer (i) spread Lyme disease, (ii) cause vehicle accidents, (iii) destroy the forests, (iv) threaten the survival of ground-nesting birds and other mammals (that are invariably unnamed), and (v) eat peoples’ carefully planted flowers. Hi, Maita. The shorter days of summer give way gradually to autumn and the massive slaughter of “wildlife”. This article was chiefly written for people who eat meat but think that hunting is cruel. Voted up useful and awesome. The killing of animals is animal euthanasia (for pain relief), animal sacrifice (for a deity), animal slaughter (for food), hunting (for food, for sport, for fur and other animal products, etc. Compare this to hunting. Hunting destroys animal families and habitats, and leaves terrified and dependent baby animals behind to starve to death. I've had to run coon hunters off my place several times, and had my life and the lives of my critters threatened by good ol' boys who seem to think they own the whole county. It's terribly wrong. I've never once heard a deer make a noise after being shot with a gun or an arrow. When you hunt an animal, that animal has lived the way it was intended to. We are told, for example, that it is necessary to kill deer because there are too many, but if that were true, why do the states encourage the propagation of deer by “habitat improvement”? Sometimes dogs would chase down and kill fawns. This exposure to prey animals is repeated, but they will also demonstrate hunting techniques on the animal. "So far as we know beasts are incapable either of sin or of virtue; therefore they can neither deserve pain nor be improved by it. After all, hunting is a sport, is it not? From its hills, Washington could observe the British troops occupying Philadelphia. On timing though, I believe anyone with 10+ acres (around here that's what it takes to legally be considered a farm) should be able to hunt for food whenever. Insurance companies corroborate these statistics. Hunting is not always good. Whales and some African animals have become endangered due to hunting issues. If they kill a big buck, they'll cut off the head so that it can be mounted, and they leave the rest of the meat to rot in the woods. i needed to know why u think this is good! but u just said the bad in the good part! It had to be killed - it didn't die of natural causes. Dizard, J. I also place this in the BAD category. 50 Caliber from Arizona on August 13, 2010: Holle, what can I add? I am a hypocrite and your hub has made me rethink the way I eat. They keep their rifles and their shooting skills in top condition to help ensure a quick kill. At least I think that's what she said. When their "number was up," they were prodded along with sticks, whips, and electric prods. At approximately 7 weeks of age, the mother will take back a prey animal and eat it in front of the litter. Have you ever heard the sounds a dying deer makes? My father-in-law helped put a stop to deer hunting with dogs in our neck of the woods. ... the killing of animals. Holle Abee (author) from Georgia on October 14, 2011: Hillbilly, when I was married to a cattleman, we had some bad experiences with some bad deer hunters. Hunting groups refute these claims. thanks a lot. Posted Feb 07, 2013 1973’s Endangered Species Act was created largely as a result of the animal extinction caused by hunting. Just like any other group, there are good members and not-so-good members of the hunting community. There's also the problem of hunters (and I'm using the term loosely in this instance) who only hold a gun once a year, ignore highly visible "NO Hunting" signs and proceed to blast away at anything that moves. I think a lot of that negativity comes from hunting animals purely for the sport of it, or poaching. Also used is the slow acting, but deadly, Compound 1080 (sodium monofluroacetate). Hmrjmr1 from Georgia, USA on January 02, 2010: habee - not to mention the cruelty of starvation when overpopulation occurs; and it most surely would east of the Mississippi River with out hunters, due to the lack of natural predators. The RSPCA opposes recreational hunting due to the inherent and inevitable pain and suffering caused to animals and strongly encourages alternative ways to demonstrate precision and accuracy using a firearm. It does seem to be about your raising, and a lot of people I know from the city had no clue where meat came from. Deer are said to threaten the very existence of our forests. I can never enjoy a steak again after this but that is not a bad thing. Thank you. thanks for visiting, my friend! Most hunters who follow specific hunting seasons are also conservationists who work to preserve open land for future generations. Predatory animals may be solitary hunters, like the leopard, or they may be group hunters, like wolves. The park rejected this offer as “inadequate”. This still occurs to a certain degree in the West, but the environmental and game wardens have quite a bit of power and the offenders will be in a whole world of hurt if they get caught. (U.S. Department of Agriculture), a federal agency that kills animals to supposedly “help” U.S. farmers, but we also have state agencies that encourage hunting. Deer, squirrel, and rabbit have fed my family when we would have went hungry otherwise. Hunting is often called a sport as a way to pass off a cruel, needless killing spree as a socially acceptable, wholesome activity. I just much rather prefer to consume less meat as it's better for the environment (less farmland to feed livestock) and if I'm going to consume an animal I prefer that it is killed as humanely as possible and has lived as it should. Killing Contests: Cruel and Cowardly in Pennsylvania Pigeon shoots are competitions wherein hundreds to thousands of live birds are shot at to win prizes. The shorter days of summer give way gradually to autumn and the massive slaughter of “wildlife”. You are right and I must admit I am one of those people who eats meat from the grocery store. And the "sport" is not without risks for human hunters — on May 19, a hunter in Zimbabwe was crushed to death by an elephant after the animal was shot by another member of his hunting party. Ethel, I agree about killing animals just for sport. And information on the numbers killed comes from “Coyotes in Our Midst: Coexisting with an Adaptable and Resilient Carnivore”, copyright 2005, by the Animal Protection Institute and published by Born Free and the Animal Protection Institute, available at http://www.projectcoyote.com/Coyotes_in_Our_Midst.pdf. Not only do we have “Wildlife Services”, a part of the U.S.D.A. I don't have a problem with someone hunting to feed their family, but I don't want them doing it on my place. In the beginning, God gave man dominion over the fish, the birds, and the beasts of the earth ( Genesis 1:28 ). U.S. slaughterhouses use different methods for killing. The U.S. is fighting a war, not only in distant places but also at home; it is a war against free living animals. The Park was originally established to commemorate Washington’s encampment in the winter of 1777-1778 during the revolutionary war. Agencies don’t bother to inform the public that deer populations depend on food supply. And then there are a few deer hunters who kill only for the trophy. Claiming that the deer in the 3,000 plus acre Park are increasing despite the Park’s own numbers to the contrary, it was asserted that the deer are destroying the forests and that their numbers must be reduced over a four year period to less than 200 from an estimated total of 1,277. Now, that's not to say I'm entirely vegan. Some hunters of racoons and oppossums hunt just for the killing. For example, a coyote ingesting this substance may not show any immediate symptoms, but will take hours to die. Hunting for sport is just as bad as killing another human for no reason in my eyes on the other hand. Dahles, H. (1993) “Game killing and killing games: An anthropologist looking at hunting in a modern society”, Society and Animals, 1, pp. Recently I have made the switch to a primarily vegetarian diet. 2. With its beautiful scenery and amazing wildlife, it draws in all kinds of travellers. It plays, it mates, and if it's a female, it bears and raises young, naturally. All in all, between 1996 and 2004, more than 14 million animals were destroyed by the U.S. Government. One wonders how deer have managed to exist for millions of years without the help of humans. Are there any alternatives to recreational hunting that do not involve killing animals? If you eat meat, you probably purchase it from a grocery store, in neat little packages. Some shoot the animals in the head with a bolt gun. Sheep and cattle, particularly lambs and calves are protected from predators such as coyotes, mountain lions, bears, wolves, foxes, bobcats and eagles. Next time you pick up a pound of ground beef or a pack of pork chops, think about where it came from. You put it well together, habee, thank you. Most popular animals to hunt are deer, hear, rabbit and duck. ), blood sports, or roadkill (by accident). Constant noise and hunters showing up from every corner of the woods. At the time, deer hunting with dogs was legal in our county, which we strongly disapproved of. Tips for Processing and Aging Deer Meat, with Videos, Southern Cuisine: Holle's Country Fried Deer Steaks, Free Natural Hunting Scents for Whitetail Deer + Bonus Video, Deer Hunting Tips: Strategies for Placing Your Stand. Fortunately I'm a heavily armed little hillbilly and once is usually all it takes to convince them to change their hunting ground. Not this whole greedy scheme we have going on now where livestock is raised in a dirty prison and meets a cruel death so they can send them out of the factory like it's an assembly line. Some species have been driven to extinction because of hunting. This article is really meant for meat eaters only. No torture at the slaughterhouse. The next phase involves the kittens themselves eating the prey. A bird or other small prey animal is taken back to the litter. Hunting wildlife or feral animals is most commonly done by humans for meat, recreation, to remove predators that can be dangerous to humans or domestic animals, to remove pests that destroy crops or kill livestock, or for trade. Honestly though because its a waste of time. The only thing I can see here to disagree with at all is the time of year. Very true, John. She got all upset, saying they killed Bambi. Killing animals in any situation is going to cause this, the only way to avoid this, is to stop eating meat products, altogether. I wish I was not a meat eater. But again it's about knowing nature, and I can't imagine shooting a fawn. It's also for hunters. It is falsely but repeatedly claimed that the deer “overpopulate”. (1994) Going wild: Hunting, animal rights, and the contested meaning of nature , … It can result in animal population reductions. I am bit of an on off meat eater. State agencies talk about “harvesting” deer, not about slaughtering or killing them. Somehow, the irony was lost on her. As a result, he received several death threats, and one of our barns was burned down. Do you ever stop to think that the food you consume was once a living, breathing animal? Killing your house pets would be a problem and that is animal cruelty, but there is nothing wrong with hunting for food.Animals were even used for clothing in Scripture.
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