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I cant believe that some of you are ok with chickens dying for your dinner plate, but have a problem with hunting other animals. You show outrage for a life taken on a hunt....but wont even comment on why its ok to slaughter a cow or chicken for your Sunday dinner pleasure. Do you pray and thank God for food, before eating that roast beef? Then havent you thanked God for providing you with an animal's life, to sustain your life? But then, you act like you eat meat just for nutrition sake, when in actuality, I am sure you have truly enjoyed the taste of a juicy pork chop or some good fried chicken. A life is a life....and by eating any meat you have just removed your right to stand in judgement of anyone who has hunted responsibly (this does not include those jerks who go out shooting at anything that moves). It's more likely that you are upset about the kind of animals taken because you haven't been desensitized to them being considered dinner like you are to chickens, cows, pigs, turkeys, etc. Would you be so upset if this article were about Big Jim's dream hunt here in the US, taking turkey, deer, or elk, or even in Russia, taking boar? Many of you have already commented that you are ok with deer being hunted, but not the kind of animals Big Jim took. That's like saying one person's life isnt as big of a loss as another, just because of the location where they live. Ridiculous. We live in a world where death is inevitable for every living thing. A responsible hunter who takes an animal....anywhere in the world.... does so with a spirit of honor and respect for nature. So for any of you who are strict vegan, I respect your choice, and don't knock you for it. But for those of you who eat animals who are raised for the sole purpose of your eating pleasure, you need to remove the plank from your eye, before you try to remove the speck from anyone elses.
For all of you posting about Big Jim as if he is some criminal, the animals taken in these expeditions are not treated cruely. Yes they are killed, but Big Jim is a responsible hunter, and any responsible hunter's goal is for a swift, clean kill so that the animal doesnt suffer. Our beef and poultry industry here in the States can't say that they treat the animals with respect. They are crammed into unsanitary, unatural conditions. They are treated poorly and handled cruelly, and they are pumped full of all manner of chemical growth stimulants. Then when it comes time to slaughter, they often suffer a slow, agonizing death. An animal taken in the wild has had a free life out in nature where animals should be. And again, a responsible hunter only takes an animal if they are sure its going to be a swift kill, not a slow agonizing death like the animals in our meat industry. And these expeditions result in the entire animal being used, much like the hunting/harvesting practices of the native americans or most any aboriginal people around the world. And I want to know, why is it ok for a lion to hunt and kill its prey, but its not ok for a human to hunt and kill its prey?
Do you eat any meat?
It seems that you are not a hunter, and so its difficult to offer insight that will help you understand the difference between Vick and Big Jim. I happen to be aquainted with Big Jim, and he is a kind-hearted, amazing man who is very respectful of nature. He has a degree in Wildlife Management. You dont go into that field unless you care about nature. I also know that the expeditions to Africa do not end in the waste of an animal. Much like the native americans, and most other aboriginal people around the world, the entire animal is used, from the meat, to the hide, as well as all the "trophy" elements. But again, unless you are a hunter, you may not understand. I only have to ask, are you vegetarian or vegan? If not, then any of the animals that you eat from the grocery store, are treated far more harshly than a clean kill in the wild. Cows, pigs, chickens etc, are crammed into unsanitary and unatural living conditions, with the sole purpose of becoming dinner for the masses. They are treated roughly, they are not allowed a free life out in nature,and their slaughter is often a slow suffering death. An animal killed in the wild has been living a free life, without the cruel treatment or terrible living conditions, and any responsible hunter's goal is for a swift, clean kill so the animal doesnt suffer. But again, unless you hunt, or are ok with hunting, none of what I have said will matter to you.
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