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30-01-2015, 08:52 AM
Hunting "Ethics"
Face it - there’s really no such thing as “ethical” hunting - except for doing your best to make a quick kill. Don’t even get me started on “fair chase”. I’m sure the deer don’t consider it to be fair.

I just follow the laws as they are, and live with it. A good part of the laws are nothing more than arbitrary rules set up by a bunch of guys who “did things the way grandpa did ‘em”.

For instance - why is it legal to shoot a deer and catch a fish on a hook, but not vice versa? A tree stand with a fighting chair, a deep sea rod, 300 lbs test line, a treble hook properly baited - and I’ll bet a whitetail would give you the fight of your life. And who wouldn’t like to go trout fishing with a 30-06? Is one more cruel than the other, or is it simply the way it’s always been done?

If you really want to consider yourself some kind of purist who hunts “the way you’re supposed to hunt” - I suggest you get primal. Strip down naked, and chase the deer down on foot. OK, we’ll allow you a rock. But no sharpening the rock - and don’t even THINK about throwing the thing. That simply wouldn’t be sporting.

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30-01-2015, 10:48 AM
RE: Hunting "Ethics"
I recognize your right to hunt. Heck, I used to hunt but don't anymore. I realize the myriad of issues surrounding hunting. Have you seen:

The Cambridge Declaration on Consciousness
http://fcmconference.org/img/CambridgeDeclarationOnConsciousness.pdf
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30-01-2015, 10:57 AM
RE: Hunting "Ethics"
(30-01-2015 08:52 AM)onlinebiker Wrote:  Face it - there’s really no such thing as “ethical” hunting

Hmm....doesn't that depend on what ethical system you subscribe to?

For sure, it is ethical according to Egoism.

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31-01-2015, 06:01 AM
RE: Hunting "Ethics"
(30-01-2015 08:52 AM)onlinebiker Wrote:  Face it - there’s really no such thing as “ethical” hunting - except for doing your best to make a quick kill. Don’t even get me started on “fair chase”. I’m sure the deer don’t consider it to be fair.

Well, there is hunting to manage the local ecology too - e.g. to prevent one species which no longer has predators from overgrazing or something like that.

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31-01-2015, 06:03 AM
RE: Hunting "Ethics"
Do you just mean hunting for sport, or hunting as a whole?

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31-01-2015, 08:41 AM
RE: Hunting "Ethics"
Try two at once.....

Hunting to control populations of certain species isn't really an ethic - it's simple logistics and convenience for the human population.

As for "sport" --- I abhor the term "sport" used for what I do. What I do, is simply predation. I'm killing, not playing basketball. I'm sure equating it with shuffleboard doesn't make the deer feel better about it. I take it seriously enough to do a good job of it.

Animals kill for sport -- ever seen a cat play with a mouse for an hour before killing it?

That's "sport".

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31-01-2015, 09:10 AM
RE: Hunting "Ethics"
(31-01-2015 08:41 AM)onlinebiker Wrote:  Try two at once.....

Hunting to control populations of certain species isn't really an ethic - it's simple logistics and convenience for the human population.

As for "sport" --- I abhor the term "sport" used for what I do. What I do, is simply predation. I'm killing, not playing basketball. I'm sure equating it with shuffleboard doesn't make the deer feel better about it. I take it seriously enough to do a good job of it.

Animals kill for sport -- ever seen a cat play with a mouse for an hour before killing it?

That's "sport".

I use the term sport as that's what was referred to The Hunt in England before it was banned.

Personally, I'm against killing of animals unless it's for things such as culling to prevent spread of disease etc or for food.

Can I ask the motivation for your participating in such things?

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31-01-2015, 09:13 AM
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Quite simple.

I love venison. Here in SW Michigan the deer are practically farm raised - they have such easy access to farm crops. Delicious...

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31-01-2015, 09:14 AM
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I don't usually refer to it as "hunting" -- I call it -- "free range grocery shopping"....

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31-01-2015, 09:15 AM
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(31-01-2015 09:13 AM)onlinebiker Wrote:  Quite simple.

I love venison. Here in SW Michigan the deer are practically farm raised - they have such easy access to farm crops. Delicious...

I like hunting Bambi too. Big Grin

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