Post # 122
@thegreeneyedkri: Wow! That must have been quite an experience for you as a child.
I have helped my dad field dress and butcher deer, and I help my Darling Husband clean pheasants, and I will say, I have so much more respect for where my meat comes from. It becomes more “real” when you see where that chop/steak came from on the animal’s body.
Post # 123
@urchin: That it was! But I’m glad for it, because it gave me a connection and understanding of/to my food that a lot of people lack.
You’re right, you definitely have way more respect for where your meat came from when you’ve seen it for yourself! I haven’t helped butcher/dress a deer though because my family are jerks and only the guys get to hunt.
Post # 124
I’m all for hunting as long as you’re going to eat the animal and it dies a quick death. I think killing just for the sport of it is horrid. My Darling Husband hunts deer and fowl, deer is actually the only red meat I really eat. I think the deer live a more humane life than the the poor cows and pigs who go through the massive slaughter houses, I think that is way sadder.
Post # 125
We have dramatically reduced our meat consumption. That being said – we either hunt for our meat (the only reason why we hunt) or buy humanely-raised, grass-fed, hormone-free meat.
Anyone who eats meat and is against hunting is a hypocrite. The meat found in grocery stores comes from factory farms – where the livestock never sees the light of day and are kept in extremely crowded and horrific conditions. Their deaths are not kind ones and often the meat processing process starts out with the animals STILL alive.
Post # 126
@MichiganGirl24: Like I said, I don’t condone any animal cruelty and when I do occasionally eat meat I choose the most ethical option available to me.
I agree with both @Jacqui90: and @j_jaye:
Im also very much against guns and perhaps it is different in America but here I can imagine the mentality is more “yay I get to kill something without consequences” than “wow, what a great job I’m doing for my town”. Killing any animal for fun or gain isn’t something I find to be a good thing.
Post # 127
@starfish0116: I explicitly said in a different comment that in a perfect world, no one would eat meat. I’m not saying that grocery store meat is better than eating what you hunt and kill. Animal carcass is animal carcass. To clarify further, I DO disagree with hunting as I think it is immoral. I personally do not eat any sort of meat for that very reason. I think it’s moronic to kil things recreationally. All I did was comment that we didn’t have grocery stores hundreds of years ago to get sustenance other than meat from, i.e. vegetables, fruit, grain, etc. As modern humans we have access to options other than eating animals.
Post # 128
@DuckEBee: You know…I don’t call vegans or vegetarians “moronic” because I don’t agree with thier choices or beliefs.
It really doesn’t look good on your group of vegan buddies when they’re referring to meat-eaters as morons. It just makes me have less respect for you and your stance..
Post # 129
@beekiss: I’ve tried, but I don’t think anything has been done or said about it.
@urchin: I agree. I’m from Alabama, so I know lots of people that hunt and I have no issue with most of them. My parents used to let people hunt on our land, but we stumbled across a few headless deer (just the heads had been removed, the rest was left to rot) so we only allow family members to hunt on our property now. I also messed up my car once by hitting a headless deer corpse that someone had just left in the road. That, I don’t understand.
Post # 131
@DuckEBee: So you think after hundreds of years of humans consuming meat, that we’re just going to switch to veganism because now we have newer means of getting protein that weren’t available back then?
We also have electrically powered cars, so we’re all supposed to drop gas and switch to electric?
Same can be said for advances in ANY area. Doesn’t mean those who don’t adopt the “advanced” version is a “moron”.
Post # 132
@SouthernGirl: ewww… 🙁 that is effing gross and disturbing!
Post # 133
It’s not something I have any desire to do, but I’m not against others doing it.
Post # 134
@urchin: Yeah, it was pretty bad. My brother was with me when I found it and he was 5 at the time, so he was kind of traumatized by it for a while.
Post # 135
@MichiganGirl24: hunting to feed you family is one thing and hunting for sport is another!
I love animals don’t get me wrong but hunting to feed your family is one thing and people killing just to kill for the rack to mount on their wall is completely different.
I dated a guy in college and his uncle would go to Africa on wild hunting trips….and kill things just to say he killed it…..ughhhh now that pisses me off!! He even had an entire live mounted bear in his house…..I went once and said no thanks I will never ever go back. That is something that is cruel!