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|Subject: Re: OTish: what sort of scum shoots an elephant.||Date: 2/10/2013 4:20 AM|
|Author: AdvocatusDiaboli||Number: 1858743 of 1977499|
You are launching bits of metal at a mobile target with the aim of ripping through flesh, muscle and bone in order to hit a vital organ for a quick kill - if that is indeed what the aim is. Sometimes it isn't - hunters often talk about the thrill of the chase AFTER the first wounding shot to finish the minimal off.
And that's three samples - I am pretty damn sure there are much uglier episodes that go on that we'll never see.
Yes, but that's not going to be any different with culling.
I don't think that on average culling by game wardens is going to be any more humane than the type of safari you saw in the video.
If your mental well-being requires killing something for the hell of it, also employ a psychiatrist to work out why. It could be illuminating.
I've never hunted anything, but humans have been hunters since the dawn of the species, and big game hunting in particular held huge cultural significance in hunter-gatherer societies (even as its contribution as a food source was apparently relatively minor overall).
Perhaps we are both missing out on a fundamental human (well, male) experience?
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