• What you do after it's dead is irrelevant; killing ANY animal is animal cruelty

    Whether you like it or not, any violent act against animals falls under the category of animal cruelty. Yes, humans eat animals all the time, but that does not make the action any less cruel. So at the point that you insinuate that the animal must be killed to perform ANY task on it--field dressing or whatever else--you are already implying animal cruelty. All animals are created equal, so whether the animal is a kitten killed out of psychopathic behavior or a caribou killed out of dire need for food, there is still unfair harm being done to a benign creature. (DISCLAIMER: No, I am not insinuating that it is wrong for humans who are in extreme need for food with no other resources to kill an animal for sustenance. Personally, I simply find it wrong to hurt an animal when one has multiple other options.)

  • Field dressing a deer is not animal cruelty.

    Field dressing a deer is not animal cruelty because the animal is already dead. As long as the deer was killed in a humane manner, it is not cruel. It is respectful to the animal that it be used as food and that its body does not go to waste.

  • Nope because it is already Dead!

    Field dressing is the process of removing the internal organs of hunted game, and is a necessary step in preserving meat from animals harvested in the wild. Field dressing must be done as soon as possible in order to ensure rapid body heat loss, and prevent bacteria from growing on the surface of the carcass. Field dressing helps maintain the overall quality of the meat. It also makes it considerably easier for a hunter to carry larger game from the hunt area.

  • It's part of hunting.

    I personally find that I do not feel that field dressing a deer is animal cruelty. I think that field dressing a deer is just part of how hunting works. It is no more inhumane or cruel than the actual facet of hunting itself. So I don't think it is cruel.

  • It is not.

    Field dressing a deer is not animal cruelty. This kills the animal faster, if it was not already dead, which will put it out of its misery. This means that it will not be laying out there suffering from a gun shot wound. There is no way that field dressing is animal cruelty.

  • As long as it's dead, no.

    If the deer has already been killed and is already completely dead, then field dressing is not cruel. It is just a quick way to preserve the meat as fast as possible. We want to preserve meat so that killing to deer did not go to waste. Just make sure it's dead.

  • Field dressing a deer is not animal cruelty.

    Field dressing a deer is not animal cruelty. The deer is dead when this happens so the animal has no knowledge of this happening. Dressing of a deer is going to happen at some point whether it is in the field or back at home. This is going to happen so no it is not animal cruelty.

  • No, of course not!

    The deer is already dead, so how can it possibly be considered cruel? I don't understand how this can even be a question! If you want to debate the ethics of hunting for purposes other then food, fine, but this question just seems like it is absolutely ridiculous to me.

  • Inhumane? Not at all

    God put animals here on earth for them to be eaten. It is not animal cruelty. As soon as i'm old enough i plan to get A rifle and start hunting, provided that our sorry excuse for a president doesn't pass a gun ban, but i don't think that will happen any time in at least the next 5-10 years.

  • It is inhumane to make your kill unable to eat.

    If you do not field-dress your deer, it gives harmful bacteria time to grow. It would be animal cruelty if you shot the animal for no reason. Field-dressing is a necessary component of hunting, and it's a responsible duty of hunters to preserve the meat. Many people hunt for food, and that is it, and saying field-dressing is animal cruelty is saying hunting for meat is animal cruelty.

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