I agree that it hunting shouldn't be done for sport alone. However, if you hunt for food, it can still be considered a sport. Some people hunt for enjoyment, as my father did with his friends, but eat what they kill. So, I think deer hunting can be a sport, but I see nothing wrong with it as long as you feed your family with any killed deer.
Funbikerchick: I'm sorry, I may have misunderstood you regarding Romania. Still I maintain my opinion that hunting isn't a sport ... It shouldn't be practiced as a sport.
I have a question for those who are still doing it: what esthetic pleasure gives you the sight of a dead rabbit, with blood dripping from his nose, or the sight of a dear ripped by bullets? I mean, I don't know, I never hunted, maybe I don't understand or I miss something. As a human being I can't get it. Maybe you can explain what kind of satisfaction do you get when you kill a defenceless animal.
|As a human being I can't get it. Maybe you can explain what kind of satisfaction do you get when you kill a defenceless animal. |
I have only been hunting once in my life, and I didn't get a deer.
It seems obvious to me that if you have to ask what the sport is in hunting, that you haven't thought much about it. It is the chase, the tracking, the strategy of figuring out the best place to place yourself in order to catch the prey. With some types of hunt, it is in the thrill of placing yourself in danger, pitting yourself against an animal that could easily kill you.
Of course there are other ways to do many of these things, including wild animal photography. But there are a lot of people who also want the wild venison, along with the trophy buck.
Now, I will wholeheartedly side with those against simple trophy hunting. I don't support those who hunt mountain goats or bear simply to get the fur or to put up a stuffed animal in their home or lodge. I am even more against people who hunt lions or tigers just for the skins.
However, those are the people I want to be available when an old lion is killing the livestock, or even the children in a village somewhere.
One other thought. There are places where the populations of animals are getting so big that there needs to be some culling. This is frequently true for deer and elk herds. It is also becoming true of some types of predators such as mountain lions in California, and feral house cats throughout the US. Varmint hunting is frequently necessary. So, for those people who want to take on the chores of reducing the varmints, and take some sporting pleasure in doing so, I am very happy for them.
I think hunting with the use of firearms for sport is barbaric. How on earth is that even a sport?
Why should animals be treated as less equal to human beings, after all we are also animals. Hunting for food is one thing, but simply killing an animal to show off to your mates is pathetic.
I think if humans want to hunt animals with their bare hands, then that is a different thing all together. But to use a weapon to kill an innocent animal is cowardly.
I'd love to see those who revel in murdering animals hunt with their bare hands, that would be far more challenging and at least give the animal a sporting chance.
Comments: Hunting as a sport? NEVER TALK TO ME AGAIN! Hunting as a sport should so be illegal. I feel bad for the animals who die and are now extinct or endangered because of hunting.
Trump says reversal of big game trophy import ban now on hold pending review of 'all conservation facts'. President Trump said in a tweet Friday that he is putting his controversial decision to lift a ban on the importation of big game trophies on hold until he reviews "All conservation facts." On Wednesday, the administration announced that it was lifting an Obama-era ban on trophies from elephants killed in Zambia and Zimbabwe. Ref. USAToday.