This absolutely floors me. Did you ever think you’d see the day that this would come into being? Humans have evolved to a point where cultivation of food sources is more sustainable than hunting. There are simply too many of us to do otherwise. The diversity of food sources and sheer numbers of animals and plants raised to become sources of nutrition for the human population is the only thing that keeps the race going.
Hunting for sport was something I never could wrap my head around. I don’t find stalking and killing something a fun past time. The taking of a life is a very serious thing. At least, that’s what I was taught. Then you have those who justify their blood sport by saying, you buy meat in the market, so there is really no difference. Except, there is. Accept there is. Though the meat packing industry needs to undergo some serious changes, the raising and slaughtering of animals for food is vastly different than stalking and killing one for the purpose of amusement. I can respect the hunter who hunts to feed his family. I cannot respect men and women who go out to kill for a thrill. You know who likes to do that sort of thing?
Charles Manson. Jeffrey Dahmer.Dorothea Puente, Belle Sorensen, Nannie Doss,Ottis Toole…
The desire to kill for amusement is a decidedly sociopathic endeavor. It requires the ability to either shut off, or the lack of empathy. Those who hunt for sport are not that far off from being harmful toward other humans. For the time being, they’ve found reward for their desire in attacking animals instead. This is a psychological profile of a killer, and regardless if it’s nice or not, it is the truth behind the drive to hunt. We as a society need to get past the reluctance to name call and label, because it is our world that is in jeopardy by the hands of those who exercise this disposition on seemingly non-lethal to humans pastimes. Undeniably, the over hunting of animal populations leads to environmental repercussions and therefore a danger to human life.
About a week ago, I read an article headline that said humanity needs to reevaluate its relationship with animals if the species wishes to survive.
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