Do You Consider Killing Defenseless Animals To Be A Sport?
There is a 1994 movie entitled "Surviving The Game", where former rapper, turned actor "Ice T" plays a homeless man who is lured to a remote area and hunted as human prey. There are some who believe that instead of using the homeless, this would be a fitting end for the so-called "sportsmen" who pleasure themselves by killing defenseless animals; to be hunted as they have hunted.
Lions hunt zebras. Cougars hunt deer. Snakes hunt mice. Nobody has a problem with that. Humans can hunt too, but humans hunting other humans is just wrong.
No I do not. The difference between animals and us is that we have a brain. Now I have NO issue with people who choose to hunt for food. We have a local man in my area who hunts deer, processes them, then gives it to local food pantries (which normally have NO meat). He provides families with food and I think it is amazing. Hunting as just a sport is a cowardly person's fun.
Now if we are talking hunting people, well I think that is awful. I would hope most would agree.
What is life? Life is a construct that forcibly sustains its existence. Without force we would seize to exist. Some other life construct would consume us. Without force we could not acquire the resources to energize ourselves.
No living creatures are free from this burden. We all eat, and we all forcibly defend our space.
It is a mistake to only chastise that which is clear and ignore that which isn't. A hunter shooting an animal is clear and obvious, but what dies so that you could ask this question. Trace back where your energy came from: a powerplant emitting pollution that killed a bird, a coal truck that flattened a squirrel, a coal mine that polluted a river and killed a deer...
All pleasure requires energy. All energy has a cost resulting from the force of acquisition. That doesn't mean we can't be mindful of the cost. it doesn't mean we can't attempt to limit the cost, but you have to be careful with a blanket condemnation of pleasure elst you might be condemning yourself as well.
More specifically to your question, I would say that anyone advocating hunting humans has lost their way in terms of ethics. It can't be the answer.
Interesting observation, but I do not have to be mindful of anything, since I have never taken the life of an animal for the "sport" of it. I don't drive a coal truck or run a powerplant. War is hunting human prey.Your tax dollars support it.
Everyone has to be mindful of everything. Your 'sport,' whatever it might be, kills life too, you just might choose not to see it.
Just because someone else killed an animal so you could eat it or have electricity doesn't mean that you had no part in it if you demanded the meat or electricity or whatever then it was done on your behalf.
BunblelyBee, LOL people who hunt for sport are not providing me with meat, and certainly not with electricity. How do you get "electricity" from sport hunting? It's not done on my behalf; it's done for the pleasure of killing.
You're missing the point. All actions are attached to a chain, at the end of which is the destruction of life. Some chains are short and easy to see the end. Some aren't. Your pleasure is chained as much as is sport hunting.
JS, I am well aware of the cycle of life. If my "chained pleasure" is no different than that of a sports hunter, then neither is that of a serial killer. It follows, according to your logic, that no one is accountable for murder.
No it doesn't. The accounting is important, but has to be true. ALL are accountable. There may be different degrees, we all have a sheet. You are trying to make a simple black/white accusation, but the world is mostly grey and requires deeper nuance.
JS, If I ever need a lawyer .... You can swing a jury but I'm not buying it. It is very black and white. People needlessly kill for sport. I have simplified nothing. Perhaps, I am more human than human. Perhaps, I should just fly away!
Well, you never said you were of the spirit world. That would make for a light footprint. And just for the record, I don't even squish bugs, so it isn't like I am pro-harming-the-world. It was just a be careful throwing stones argument.
I do not consider this to be a sport whether or not the animal is to be used in it's entirety rather than as a trophy in whole or part. I would prefer that if an animal is intentionally killed that it be used in whole and no part of it be used as a trophy or decor. Many people completely differ with this opinion.
Except for extremely wrong criminal poachers I do not think any hunt now goes without the food (meat) going for food for someone. Often the hunter's family, often charity and sometimes cuisine. Legitimate hunting now is done to help "thin" herds so they are healthy and eco-appropriate to limited domain.
Human encroachment is just plain sad, but a reality. Kinky bastards like to kill. That is a sad fact.
I have no problem with hunting or fishing if you or someone else eats what they kill. To kill for the "thrill" of it, no matter who or what it may be, I do not condone. However, by law, there can be no punishment if no crime has been committed. I, personally, do not consider hunting a sport because the sides are not equal. In addition, I believe that it says a lot about the person that treats other creatures cruelly.
In Genesis, after Adam and Eve sinned, they became "aware" or ashamed of their nakedness. God, in turn, slaughters animals to make skins that covered them both. (Not verbatim). This is a clear indication that if an animal is killed, it must be to fulfill a human "need." Hunting ANY living thing for sport, in my opinion, is sacrilege. The death of any human being, no matter what the circumstance or who they are or what they've done is a TRAGEDY! God came to us in the person of Jesus Christ, who died on Calvary and rose again on the third day. With that act, Christ claimed victory over sin and death. From that understanding, I believe that God is love, light and LIFE. If you are a halfway decent individual, in my opinion, you will place a high value on ALL life, including your own because the most high God blessed the entire earth with it. (smile)
No, I don't. This is just as horrible thing to do. Each has the right to live. If it is for sports we have several sports that will thrill your mind and body but not this one.
Apparently, these so-called sportsman can only be "thrilled" by watching the life blood flow out of an innocent animal. Once in a while, they will shoot each other by mistake. But It is hard to find sympathy for such a cold heart.
I can't even watch such cruelty even if it on movies. But we really don't know what motivates them to do such thing.
There is only one answer to this question. I would like to see those who do consider it a sport put into a wrestling ring, untrained and by surprise, with a WWE superstar to see if they consider that to be a sport.
LOL ! I'm sure they would complain that such a thing would be cruel and inhuman. I would buy a front row ticket.
I agree. Better yet, they should be put right in front of the animals they never take on barehanded for sport to see if the animals are in a sporting mood
NO! I do NOT support hunting for trophy and sport! I can understand those who enjoy shooting ranges for target practice since I like trap or skeet shooting myself, but not the killing of defenseless animals. Animals have there own natural predators in the wild, humans needn't be one of them unless they eat/use what they kill as some cultures still do.
I once played a house party for a lawyer. First thing he did was show me his trophies in the living room: A stuffed panther, baboon, small antelope, and others were positioned about the expansive living room. I never played there again.
Taxidermy of that sort just turns my stomach!
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