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Anonymous asked: How are hunters not some form of murderers? They kill animals for fun and sport. I really just want to know your opinion on this because this is something I never understood. I'm not intending to be hateful.
Well in my opinion (and what you’ll find in any dictionary) murder is a term restricted to humans killing humans. This is because a human killing a human is always bad (unless done in self-defense and other exceptions), and unlike killing other animals never done to get the hide/meat/other resources.
This is not me trying to downplay the reality of death when it comes to killing animals, though. I believe there should be a distinction between killing another animal, and killing a human, but killing an animal has no less enormity and responsibility behind it. Hunters and anyone who takes the life of another creature should have the utmost respect for it and should never kill just for fun or sport, and it’s very unfortunate that that is the extent of what you know about hunting because to me it is actually a very beautiful thing.
Most hunters don’t kill for sport, in north america (idk first hand about other places but I’m guessing the same) the majority actually kill for the meat because it is a cheaper, environmentally friendly, ethical way of obtaining it than buying it from the store. In many of the regulations and laws that I have read, its actually illegal to waste the meat of a game animal like deer, and encouraged to use the hide (you most commonly see this in taxidermy). I’ve written my reasons for supporting hunting more in depth here
Thank you for the polite message anon.
i’ve been learning about hunting lately and it really irritates me to see people saying that you should just stay in your towns and cities and watch TV and buy beef at the store and wear synthetic clothing because hunting is killing and killing is mean.
I’ve watched days’ worth of hunting videos on youtube and not a single hunter I’ve watched has had anything but admiration for the creatures they’re hunting. They have a LOT more awareness, appreciation for and knowledge of their environment, local ecosystems and natural history than your average anti-hunter and there is never any glorification of suffering or bloodshed. Even animals they don’t intend to eat themselves are kept to feed to their dogs or to bait lures for other quarry.
So yeah, killing is a necessary part of hunting, but it isn’t the main attraction. It’s just a step in the process.