Animals just like humans have a nervous system which allows them to feel pain. How would you think it would feel if someone was dragging you by a hook that has been punctured right through your cheek or some other part of your body? Would you want to be shot? I DIDNT THINK SO
Hunters love to use the following argument
>>>"Resources for all creatures is finite. Humans and deer (and other game animals) need room to live, but the room to roam and populate has it's limits. For example, deer populations need to be restricted by the available food limits of their respective habitats. Without hunting, the deer population would grow to the point of encroaching into human areas far worse than now, causing safety issues for humans and animals (many more vehicle/deer collision), and human crops being overrun by a deer population explosion; more deer require more food.<<<
The true facts are... what you will find for all those who say NO to this question, are a special interest group of Hunters, who like to call themselves "sportsmen" What is wrong with the lame argument above about needing to control population. 1) it is known, that these hunters actually "raise" deer to keep their hunting population going.. 2) if hunters completely left wildlife alone to their natural course. Nature would take care of itself. The environment would thrive, and animals would be balanced out based on each's predatory nature.
However hunters are a blood thirsty tight knit group.... unlikely to ever want to put down their guns and give up their hobby of "Killing" other living beings for their kicks.
Think about the harmless animals that haven't been doing anything to people. They get killed for no reason. Some people just want a new fur coat, some need a head on their wall, and others just want to kill for fun. Rabbits, deer, dogs and other animals get killed for stupid things like skins and fur. This will cause extinction and a change needs to happen.
What serial killers do to people, hunters do to animals. They select, stalk, then kill their innocent victim. The motive of the sport hunter is not survival, it's pleasure, a.k.a. fun. They love killing! And it's not a sport. The animal can't shoot back and doesn't even know it's in the game. Hunters are snipers. They all claim to love and respect nature but kill and wound the best nature has to offer. They destroy what they say they care about. This is thoroughly psychopathic. They are so blinded by their love of killing that they cannot see how immoral it is, not to mention cruel. Taking life for one's own pleasure is as evil as one can get. Hunters are a most despicable bunch.
Hunting needs to be banned. Animals are like human beings. They should not be killed for any reason. People need to treat animals like their own self. Species of animals are declining due to hunting. Hunters have no limitations and are free to do whatever they like. Hunting needs to be banned!
Is there any need to harm animals as a blood sport. Hunting is wrong. Let me explain why I think it is wrong. lot of people go out with hunts in the UK and chase after animals, shoot them. Why, why shoot an animal, is it for fur, meat or just pure pleasure. It is pointless to hunt animals for meat and fur, for human needs, when we have clothes to keep us warm, made out of synthetic (Nylon/ Polyester) or natural plant products like cotton. There is just no reason to wear animal skins, in the modern age. Sure if you want to wer something that looks authantic, there is something called faux fur. And if you are going to eat meat, go to the super market and buy an organic free range chicken. There is simply no need to hunt animals for food and fur anymore, we have the services there. It is also wrong to shoot animals for trophy hunting, hunting animals also impacts on the natural ecosystem, you kill so many of a species they die, then what happens, the local ecosystem goes crazy. Humans need to stop hunting animals before we lose all these wonderful species
I oppose the ignorant and barbaric slaughter of such beautiful and innocent animals by such ignorant rednecks.
I cannot stand the thought of killing animals for the thrill of it. Hunting must be banned because it's cruel to kill animals. I have a heart and will never dream of hunting animals ever!
Sport hunting should be banned.
These rednecks just do it for fun, enjoyment and for profit.
Hunting has endangered many species and sportsmen have NEVER helped them recover.
It shows sportsmen don't want to recover species, they only care for the money it brings not the species survival.
Cheetahs faces high mortality rate due to inbreeding issues. Trophy hunters used to hunt them.
According to many sources they still hunt the Cheetah and Cheetah is a VULNERABLE species.
They never helped the Cheetah to go back to Least Concern (LC)
African Lion became vulnerable because of sportsmen. They never helped the lion to go back to Least Concern(LC)
Recent studies demonstrate that trophy hunting of lions is now the single largest contributor to the decline of the lion population on the African continent. I was right inbred hick hunters does nothing but negativity to the lion survival.
African Elephant became vulnerable because of sportsmen. They never helped the elephant to go back to (LC)
Many more vulnerable species in Africa most of them NEVER went back to (LC) Least Concern = Stable survival.
Many still kill vulnerable species.
Tiger species became endangered because of hunters and guess what, hunters NEVER helped the tiger to go (LC)
Extinct in the wild species such as Scimitar oryx, hunters brought them extinct in the wild and don't want to reintroduce them back to the wild... They only exist in ranches and these inbred hunters hunt them in ranch for profit and they oppose the banning of this cruel practice.
They're too selfish to breed them back to the wild.
Hunters aren't conservationists they're takers and racketeers.
They'll waste their money on"
Worthless trash such as paying thousands of dollars in trophy hunting,
Feeding animals in ranch that will be hunted,
Making many reality shows, hunting and trapping shows,
Wasting millions even billions in brainwashing people and or senators to defend hunting,
Wasting hundreds of millions to defend hunting.
Wasting tons of money on buying land for hunting,
Keeping lots of money in their own pockets,
Spending a little to restore animals in huntable places,
Some are wasting money to make online hunting such as the loser sit on their computer to press a key for a robot to shoot an animal in another country.
Spending ZERO to help animals with non huntable places,
Is why hunters don't help non huntable species because they don't care and rather waste their money on crap and keep some for their own pockets rather than helping species that truly need urgent help.
Hunting is like NRA is a business and lobbyists they don't care about anything else but money and getting richer.
Also sportsmen are soo called anthropocentric environmentalism
(which is concerned with conservation of the environment only for exploitation by and for human purposes) or otherwise they let it go extinct. Sportsmen never help species with no huntable species. They're the takers not the givers, they do it for profit and selfish desires.
It's mean and cruel animals don't do not deserve to die this way. I don't care if it's the way you get food eat something else like vegetables or fruit at least those are not killing poor little animals. Also when people put them on display that it disgusting! Unless they died on their own which I doubt you do not need them stuffed!!!!!!
Now, hunting for food can be justified well enough, but honestly, how many people you know actually hunt to survive? The majority of hunters these days live in a city, have a job, and hunting for them is not a primary source of food whatsoever. They're just having fun walking in the forest and shooting living things. I think shooting living things for fun is sick and wrong, and must be banned.
We have to eat to survive! Farm animals are not enough, we sell animal's fur because we don't want to throw it away when we eat the animal. ONLY EXTINCT ANIMAL SHOULDN'T BE HUNTED. Hunting is for food. If we don't hunt, animals will be overpopulate and animals will end up in the streets and it will die under a car. Plus some of them will die in the winter anyway.
Animals are beneath us intellectually which allows us to do whatever we want with them. And for the people comparing us to animals, just stop. If you are against hunting, you shouldn't own an animal because technically that is your slave since you don't pay it and keep it against it's will. Oh, and you also can't eat any beef because that was an animal that was killed. You also better make sure you never hit an animal on a road. Also don't watch horse racing or dog racing. There are so many loop holes to animal lovers arguments it's just plain obnoxious. Get over yourselves. Also, as somebody pointed out, hunters are generally MORE environmentally friendly and animal friendly than most average non hunters.
People say "animals have feelings" and i think they have some, but not as much as humans. God created humans specially as humans, we have souls. Animals don't have souls, meaning when they die, they don't go to heaven or hell, they just die, it's like killing the weeds in your front yard. Also, many people grew up hunting, that's just something they love to do. You get to sit out in the woods, harvest an animal, and gut it and skin it. Then you get to eat it, which allows you to see the full circle of life. It really is an amazing thing when you think about it.
Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you. -Genesis 9:3
Hey, it's Gods will.
And for all the rest of the religions:
Animals are rarely ever killed for fun. We hunt for a trophy and a big ol' steak.
Hunting for fun is called poaching. Highly illegal and frowned upon by hunters worldwide. It is also punishable with jail time and astounding fines.
First off hunting is a way of life for many people, it is how they grew up and loved to do. If there aren't hunters there will be over population and will start disease, forcing animals into the city. Plus with that those animals will suffer from disease and it keeps the animal population controlled. But with species that the population becomes low and is no longer hunted till the population is back up. This is how we have lived for thousands of years and it should stay that way.
For us Christians we believe that God created every thing perfectly and we also believe that the Bible is the supreme guide for morality. If we take a look at our mouths we will notice that we were given molars to chew through meat. We can also find written in the Bible: "Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you." So that makes hunting morally correct.
We humans need meat in order to survive because we need the vitamin B12 and proteins. If we do not consume this vitamin we could end-up having anemia, which in severe cases leads to leukemia. Research shows that we can also get protein from nuts but nuts have cholesterol and sugar which leads to other illness. So that makes it also biologically correct.
Hunting is also a source of income for farmers, thus making it economically correct because it starts to rotate the fabled economic wheel of one creating sales and profit for the other.
My final reason would be that as we know animals are creatures that relay on instinct and there for produce a lot of young which can lead to over population causing disease between animals leading to an illness in us humans. Such as the recent Bird flu and Swine flu. An over population of animals can also force the animals into the city causing bitter disasters. For example recently in London [in London fox hunting is not allowed] a young girl was attacked by a fox for hunger reasons.
I would also like to say a piece of my county's history in Malta during the stay of the Cavaliers of Saint John or better known as the knights of Malta banned hunting on types of animals including wild rabbit. That year the harvest was ruined, forcing the country to import more food from Sicily resulting in an increase in taxation to pay for the products this led to the revolt of the priests.
I would like to conclude with this quote -With great power comes great responsibility-. The reason for this quote is that I believe that although hunting has its pros we must use it responsibly avoiding cruelty to animals and restoring balance.
From the time that I was 6 years old, my dad took me deer hunting every year. It was one of the few times that it was just me and him, and it was some of the best times of my life. He taught me to respect the wildlife, and never let anything go to waste. When I was 10 years old, he was diagnosed with leukemia. Even after that, he found a way to take me hunting every year, even though I could see how much it hurt him. When I was 13 years old, he passed away. I am now 17, and I still go hunting every year. It is one of the only times that I can feel at peace. When I am out there in the mountains, I feel like he is still with me. If you want to take that away from me, then go ahead and try, but I sure won't let it go without a fight.
Hunting is good, so good it makes good look....not good. So be good and don't think good is good enough because if you want to not hunt then that means no food and die of hunger to your grave. So be who you are cause this be America where American, Mexicans and French people live. Full of great people like Mr. Hershey and HE had to hunt chocolate bars. SO LET HUNTING STAY IN THIS GREAT EARTH GREATEST PLANET GREATEST PERSON and the greatest person is the guy right next to me. Don't think I'm pulling on your arm this is for real.
I hope all of the people who support the ban are vegetarians. Otherwise they are guilty of "hunting." They may not go out and kill the animal, but they are guilty of consuming it. Animals taken to slaughter for meat in the supermarket are killed in a much less humane manner than hunting. Hunting is not for fun. Hunting is for food. People enjoy putting food on the table for their families, just like the non-hunters. Those who are opposed to hunting may not have all the facts. Hunters don't go into the forest and kill the first animal that crosses their path, they wait for the right deer (3 1/2 yr old deer or older) before they shoot. The older the deer, the more meat, and every year the deer is alive; the less likely the deer will survive the next harsh winter. I live in a sub-division that everyone has at least an acre. We have white-tail deer everywhere and they get hit by cars and die slowly on the side of the road. If their numbers were thinned out, there wouldn't be so many hit by cars and there wouldn't be malnourished deer, with their ribs showing, in the winter months as the deer compete for food. There are a lot of people who throw out corn for the deer thinking it will sustain them; it's like trying to sustain your child on candy. There is no nutritional value to corn. The deer that are hit most in our sub-division are the deer that are crossing the road to get to the corn feeders. I would much rather see a deer shot and killed in a humane way than watch deer starve to death during the winter or starve to death as their teeth grind down (due to age) and they are unable to keep food in their mouths long enough to swallow it. I agree that there are unethical hunters, it would be ignorant to think otherwise, but most hunters follow the ethical laws of hunting. Those are the hunters and hunting that I support.
I believe in hunting. If you eat meat, you are killing an animal in the process. I believe it is necessecary to hunt once in your life to learn where your food comes from. I dont think it is correct to kill an animal and just leave it. I think if you are going to shoot a deer, then you should use all its meat and bones and hide and antlers for every reason you can.