I'm not really sure where this goes, but as I view it as 'food' I put it here.
It's deer hunting season here so that's what sparked this topic.
Personally I don't approve of hunting solely for sport. I don't think there's anything wrong with enjoying hunting that's done for the right reasons, but I don't approve of hunting just to hunt, and not for it as a food source. I give some lee-way to those who hunt to hunt and at least donate the food though, but still....
Other then that. Personally this is one of those things that makes me feel closer to mother earth. I have some serious issues with the way animals that are raised for food are treated. You also can't really get much more free range then born in the wild, raised in the wild.
We also don't take the animals any where to be processed, so we are part of the whole process from the hunt, the kill, field dressing, skinning, dressing, separating, storing, cooking and eating. I think if you are a family that eats meat this is important to be a part of it like this. It gives you a respect for the animal and the cycle. It's not as impersonal as going to the store to pick up a prepackaged chunk of something or other. Being involved on this level gives you a respect and appreciation for life and it's cycle if you are a meat eater.
So that is my personal take on hunting. What's yours?
Edited by kaymmiv - Wed, 19 Nov 2008 20:11:28 UTC