Is hunting right or wrong?
LifeStyle Feb 04, 2021
That is a very good question.
Millions of words have been written on the subject from both perspectives by people a lot more intelligent than me. However, here are a few thoughts on it including my own.
I believe in evolution, and a strong point of that is survival of the fittest. At the dawn of man we were hunter, gatherers so for some I think there is a base need to hunt. Personally I am not a big fan of guns, to me it feels like cheating. I love the concept of bow hunting but due to a disability cannot use one. That is why I love using a crossbow. You can read more about why I love using them and a breakdown of which ones I think are good here: http://bowadvice.com/best-crossbow-reviews/
Unless you are a vegetarian or vegan, meat is an important part of your diet. In fact vegans require supplements to give them the nutrients they need due to not eating meat. So I guess what I am trying to say is that humanity still needs to kill animals in order to survive.
I know a lot of modern ways of killing animals can be very humane. However, battery farming is still prevalent and they are probably not as well treated as they could be.
There are certain members of society who use the word barbaric when it comes to hunting. I think that if done correctly then hunting is OK. I’m not sure I could go so far as to say good but I am happy to say OK. If it is done humanely as possible without threat to the ecology of the local environment then I don’t have a problem. If the carcass is used after hunting for eating or clothing or even to frame on walls then I don’t have a problem.
I do have a big issue with over hunting to the point of extinction. There has been a lot of that during the history of humanity and sadly animals have become extinct due to this happening. It is sad to think that we will never see animals like dodos alive ever again.
So, personally I have never been hunting and it is something that I do not think I ever want to do. However, I can understand the desire to hunt and as long as it is done under strict regulations, I do not have a problem with it.
Personally, I think it is more sporting to use a weapon like a crossbow as opposed to a high powered rifle or bazooka! It just seems more fair to me and I imagine more satisfying to the hunter.
If hunting is something you are interested in or crossbows in general a good site to look at is: http://bowadvice.com