Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Graeme Kessey, Dec 19, 2003.
Would these people call our ancestors murderers when they used furs to survive in the last Ice Age?
Probably not, they most likely believe that in this modern era there is no need to use animal products for any human need. But by doing so, we violate the animals rights. Animal rights?
Ok, so your going to truly hate me after this, but, slaughtering for FOOD is one thing, I just don't believe in slaughter for LUXURY. Back in the cave man days, yeah, they didn't have the means to make the different variety of clothing we do today, or just too stupid, but today, we have enough, say even cotton, to make clothing. Cotton, we don't need to kill an animal for. If it's to hunt to eat the animal and use the fur, that's one thing, but to just kill for the fur is to me disgusting. Sorry!!!!! I like the little foxes, bambi's, dogs, etc.. looking at them run, not on my back.
I don't know who would hate you for that. Seems like a very sensible approach to me.
Why thanks Mntbiker!!! I agree somewhat with hunting, me, I don't like to see it, but I don't disagree with hunting as long as it's being used for FOOD!!!!!!!!!! goes back to the bear thing, I don't agree with that either, I haven't seen not one bear, and I live in NJ. I see a damn possum that when I open the door, the little slimer is sitting right at my doorstep with it's red beaty eyes, but that's about it. Why don't they do something about the HUGE rats that are here in NJ, go to Newark, you can ride there, see something crossing the road that looks like a small dog and it's a HUGE RAT!!!! they are more disgusting and dangerous if you ask me.
Rats! I would like to see PETA lobby for rats rights, that would be hilarous. They must be a big problem, they do spread alot of disease and the size of a dog,yikes. I'm glad there really are no rats around here. I can see you perspective on hunting Janeen, and I appreciate it. I agree when hunting full use of the animal is important. People do eat bear meat, but I doubt very many of those in the New Jeresy hunt did.
To be honest, I don't recall any hunting for bears in NJ period until now. Could be wrong, but I don't really keep up on that too much. Yes, RATS in Newark, can be quite large. Probably a few running around in NY too!!!!!
I would like to see this picture be reality!
To be quite honest I have mixed feelings about hunting. I am pro-gun, I think responsible adults should not be denied the right to protect their families, but they should be educated in gun safety, and take every precaution to ensure that children will not harm themselves, a trigger lock on all guns for example. As far as hunting goes, I personally do not have the heart for it. As crazy as this might sound, I find myself having more compassion for animals than quite a few people in this world. Animals to me are innocent creatures just trying to survive while their habitats are shrinking due to our expansion. This said I would not deny the right to hunt to people who desire to, and many times it is necessary for the good of the animals. We used to own property in Upstate NY, in an extremely unpopulated area, and I have personally witnessed deer overpopulation. Like any other natural resource, balanced management is required for the good of all. I just personally do not agree with a lot of the hunting that does go on for other reasons, but again I would not deny any one their rights, unless we are talking about an extreme.
Just my take.
Eric thanks for your thoughts, coming from a occational hunter (I haven't even been this year ) I appreciate your feeling on the subject. Hunting is certianly not for everyone, but to allow others to hunt responsibily is a good thing.
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