I agree with you wholeheartedly Claybird and you bring up a really good point - very few actually need to kill their own food but good hunters may actually provide a more humane end to the animals that they kill to eat. Factory farming is an inheritantly cruel practice of keeping and killing animals for human consumption. Unless you are eating free-range - local meat, poultry, eggs or milk the animals from which these food sources come are kept in miserable conditions. That said canned and baited hunts and stocked hunting reserves are without question cruel and unnecessary activities. Also in question is those hunting proponents that wish to eliminate natural predators so that they don't compete with hunters for game animals - that's just crazy in this world where the balance of nature has been so distorted by human intervention.
Last edited by Susan - Horses/Animals; 10/19/10 12:07 PM.