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Re: What are you doing for New Year's Eve? by Spursfan on 5 January 2009 8:56am
 
I'm talking about fox hunting really but I take your point Kazzzz that ANY hunting for sport is wrong.
 
Re: What are you doing for New Year's Eve? by kazzzz on 5 January 2009 8:58am
 
Well Anne shooters are paid to shoot foxes here. $10 a tail!! My friends do that too when deer or duck or wotever else season is off. They also get paid by farmers to shoot feral dogs.
 
Re: What are you doing for New Year's Eve? by peripatetically on 5 January 2009 1:34pm
 
That's so barbaric. Leave em alone!
 
Re: What are you doing for New Year's Eve? by Lounge Trekker on 5 January 2009 2:12pm
 
Sport hunting is wrong. Cull problem populations if necessary but even then use the meat, hide and fur if possible.

Lounge Conservationist
 
Re: What are you doing for New Year's Eve? by geordiegirl on 5 January 2009 6:20pm
 
I'm with Pete: I'd be happy to eat the venison, say, culled this way. And I believe there's a lot of meat found from the cullings.

 
Re: What are you doing for New Year's Eve? by mrsthing on 6 January 2009 12:35am
 
Here in Connecticut, we're overrun with white-tailed deer. You see almost as many dead by the roadside as you see squirrels. We caused the problem by building so many houses, office buildings, and highways in what was once their forest habitat. So each year, there's a hunt to thin the population, which the hunters think is merciful, but in its first few years turned out to be a bunch of trigger-happy drunks shooting anything that moved. More than one pregnant doe has been taken. They claimed they were saving the deer from dying an agonizing death by starvation, and preventing human deaths from car-deer collisions.

They're followed around nowadays by animal rights activists in Day-Glo clothes who bang pots and pans and shout to scare the deer away. They also verbally abuse the hunters. It's a disgusting spectacle from both sides. I don't know what the solution should be: let the herd thin naturally, or commit "mercy killings" to prevent starvation and car accidents.
 
Re: What are you doing for New Year's Eve? by peripatetically on 6 January 2009 12:46am
 
Here too, Judy. We ahve them running through our ayrds in this region and all over north up into Pennsylvania and down through Virginia. The whole east coast is over run with them. But I could never pull the trigger. They stand so close to you and look at you with those big beautiful brown eyes. They eat my flowers and shrubs and trees, but I hate to see them starve. It's hard to make a decision on whether to kill them to keep them from starving or what.... JUst don't ask me to be the murderer.
 
Re: What are you doing for New Year's Eve? by johnnythemonkey on 6 January 2009 2:32am
 
I just can't believe that kazzzz sat and made bullets to kill Bambi. :(
What chance would I have against such a ruthless purveyor of death ?
I'd eat the venison though ;)
 
Re: What are you doing for New Year's Eve? by mrsthing on 6 January 2009 2:31pm
 
The joy in taking a life--any life--is repulsive to me. If you have to kill an animal in order to eat, at least have some respect and gratitude for the life you're taking to sustain your own. Bragging about being able to kill an unarmed, non-predatory animal who isn't expecting to see a hunter is just stupid.
 
Re: What are you doing for New Year's Eve? by peripatetically on 6 January 2009 2:33pm
 
It really upsets me too, Judy.
 
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