(Closed) Regarding hunting…

posted 7 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Do you and/or your families hunt?
    The whole gosh darn family hunts! : (21 votes)
    10 %
    My family hunts but I dont. : (52 votes)
    25 %
    I hunt but my family does not. : (2 votes)
    1 %
    My family does not hunt. : (123 votes)
    59 %
    Other (please explain) : (12 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
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    2867 posts
    Sugar bee

    My family members hunt.  I will say that if you’re willing to eat a bacon cheeseburger, then what’s the problem with hunting.  In my state, our deer are grossly overpopulated.  It has lead to property damage, disease, and unfortunately, deer are injured by jumping through windows of people’s homes.  Also, I don’t think my family members enjoy killing the animal and they take it very seriously.  When they shoot, they shoot to kill immediately and if they do miss and injure the animal, they search for it.  At least for my uncle, he shoots maybe two doe a year and that’s their meat for the rest of the year.  He dresses them himself.

    I guess I’m wondering how you feel about commercial livestock?  Do you see problems with that? Are you a vegetarian or vegan? (I saw that you’re not a vegetarian)

    EDIT: I think that you should do some research on commercial practices of American livestock since I realize you’re not a vegetarian.

    For me personally, I won’t hunt. (I’m transitioning to vegetarianism)  But I understand it is necessary for some people.  In my hometown, the deer were so badly overpopulated that they were actually injuring themselves and people.  They have controlled bow hunts of the town, all the meat that came from those deer is donated to the local soup kitchen. By the way, venison is lean meat.

    Post # 4
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    541 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I agree with beekiss. My family hunts for the same reasons and show the same humanity. It doesn’t bother me because I grew up around it. My mother, on the other hand, grew up in a city and refused to touch venison.

    Post # 5
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    786 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I understand your feeling on hunting. Where I live, hunting is a very popular ‘sport’. I don’t mind it so much if people actually eat the animals they hunt but if they are hunting for a trophy, then that is just not right. Me and Fiance do want to learn how to hunt just for survival reasons if we ever needed to. 

    Post # 6
    Member
    3587 posts
    Sugar bee

    My grandpa hunts, even at 74!LOL It doesn’t bother me, but I grew up in a small town in the south. It was normal. I was scared of skinned animals when I was little though.LOL

     

    Post # 7
    Member
    2867 posts
    Sugar bee

    Sorry, I re-read your post.  You didn’t want a debate…my bad! Embarassed

    Post # 8
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    5148 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Do you have any problem with people eating meat from the grocery store? Or eating any meat?

    The vast majority of hunters eat what they kill. I personally don’t know of any hunters that don’t eat their kill (and I know literally hundreds of hunters).

    Hunting is one of the MOST HUMANE ways to get meat. The animal lived a free live, and was killed very quickly. I’d personally want to eat hunted game meat any day over grocery-store meat.

    Also, hunted game meat is far healthier than the vast majority of meat you’ll find in a grocery store. It’s leaner, and higher in Omega-3s.

    The World Wildlife Fund condones hunting as a form of population control. It’s much better than an animal dies quickly and the meat is used, rather than deer getting overpopulated and dying a slow painful death from starvation and disease.

    Hunters are typically the most respectful the wildlife and environment. And they are also the group of people most involved in habitat/wildlife conservation efforts.

    Post # 10
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    2214 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I wouldn’t hunt even though I do eat meat.  I would probably keep the animal as a pet before I killed it.  That being said, I don’t have any problem with someone else killing it for me. I don’t hunt, no one in my family hunts, and no one in my boyfriend’s family hunts, but that’s because we’re all from the northeast and it’s just very rare there.  Now that I live in the south, I know a lot of people who hunt.  As long as you’re going to eat it and not just put a head on your wall, I have no problem with it.  But again, I don’t think I would be able to pull the trigger myself.

    Post # 11
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    5148 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    “I dont imagine they ate the bear, though maybe? Do people eat bear?”

    Yes, people eat bear.

    Post # 14
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    786 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    @UpstateCait: My coworker hunts for bear and he eats it, sometimes. I think he will make jerky out of the meat. I know hunters who will just kill the bear for the head, paws, fur, etc. though. Glad to hear most hunters will eat what they kill.

    Post # 16
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    7771 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    If you eat meat you should experience, IMO, what it means to have to sacrifice the life of an animal to feed yourself.  In my state, deer hunting is not only a way of feeding families lean organic sustainable meat, it is also a way of managing reasources.  Deer populations get out of hand here if they are not managed.  IMO, you should be pro hunting if you eat meat- where do you think it comes from?  (I’ll try to stay of my soap box.) 

    My parents donate to local families the meat they can’t eat.

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