Should hunting purely for sport be considered poaching?

Discussion in 'Animal Welfare' started by Daggdag, Dec 26, 2012.

  1. perdidochas

    perdidochas Well-Known Member

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    It's our basic nature. Humans (and our closest relatives the chimpanzees) hunt in the wild. We like to hunt. Almost all predators like to hunt, it's just the way nature makes us.
     
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    If it's genetic as you suggest it would be as commonplace as sex. It isn't. I will admit I spent some wonderful time in the deep woods, but that comes from the appreciation of nature that we all share. Now I do the same thing with a camera. But I think the sort of thing that was described with hunters discarding the carcass while keeping the "trophy" is sick and indicative of sociopathy.
     
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    perdidochas Well-Known Member

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    Your post seemed like you were condemning all hunting, not just the almost nonexistent (in America) practice of discarding the carcass and keeping the trophy. I honestly don't know a single American hunter who does that in America. I know a lot of hunters who, while they enjoy the trophy, primarily hunt for the meat. I do agree that the strawman practice of shooting trophies and throwing away the meat is reprehensible, I just think it's almost nonexistent.

    Also, humans in some parts of the world are losing their drive for sex....
     
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    In every case I believe I said I hunted and bagged deer and elk, etc. And I was equally clear that I was opposing hunting for "trophies" which is what the OP objected to also. So did you tell Daggdag that you think his complaint is almost nonexistent? He's the go-to guy here.
     
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    Every hunter I knows keeps the venison...because its AWESOME! If they get extra deer they have lotteries in place for people who don't hunt or didn't manage to get anything to pick them up for processing so they can also get venison. In my state and many others since there really aren't any more natural predators in the numbers that would normally exist in the wild if you don't cull the deer herds you will end up with many of them just slowly starving to death.

    I don't like the stupid trophy hunting like they do in Africa. Almost none of the meat is utilized and its just a stupid attempt to prove oneself. The hunters I know don't feel any need to prove themselves they just want to have a good time and hopefully get some venison sausages at the end of the season.
     
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    perdidochas Well-Known Member

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    I did earlier in the thread (responded to it in March 2013).
     
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    I agree with you fully on this one.
     

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