I believe even though today's recreational hunting has got nothing to do with food we should all strive to go vegan if we are going to go out and defend our wildlife, seals, whales, cats or dogs. It's a compassionate choice we do have today and there is no more excuse for you can't love and care for cats , dogs, seal or deer yet eat the body of a cow,pigs, chicken or even have dairy for all animals suffer and NO animals do not want to die. Now Of course most of us know what goes on at the slaughterhouse and in slaughterhouse it's a horrible hell for the animals . Many are trying to go for the "humane" meat though I don't believe in that lie for no animals wants to die and in the end all death is horrific but that does not mean the animals in the wild by the billions do not suffer for SPORTS and TROPHY or what ever sick thrills one get out of killing innocent sentient beings. It only takes a mind of a soulless humans to want to literally go into the homes of the animals and kill for the shear fun of it. As far as the slaughterhouse and meat eating, today many are also going vegetarian and transition into veganism for we are all learning that animals are sentient beings that do want to live, they have their life, their families, their babies, group bonding and look at the deer with their Matriarch, when one dies another take over. That is a sentient beings.
We know that today's sport hunting has got nothing to do with "food", *some* may "eat" the "back ribs" or "beef jerky" (pathetic) as the rest of the body is either dumped to the forest ground, the land fill or "give" the unsavory part to the pantries to poison them with non USDA meat that hunters "inspect" themselves. HUNTERS LOVE THE "MEAT IN FREEZER" EXCUSE I hear it all the time as if that takes the focus off their horrific cruelty done in the name of sports and trophy. It's like their crutch same as how they use poachers as a scapegoat the hunting industry and hunters know their lies for lies and hunters and synonymous.
The WORST PART IS in the forest recreational hunters can do WHAT EVER THEY WISH because sports hunting is nothing more then legalized animal cruelty.
(deer was tortured)
No one hear their cries http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XE_JqmUacNQ&feature=related, no one sees the animals suffocating in their own blood or taking hours to die. No one sees how many cruel humans enjoy watching animals suffer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuPl4-w4pcU as they spine hit the deer even fawns with spots http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_KSKQKkhS8 and then they cheer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHB-X2Bmv8A and the bowhunters doing the "smack down" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVSruqFgktY. There are many humans are out there who enjoy causing cruelty to animals. They know that all they have to do is to get a hunting license and call yourself a "sportsman" or "outdoorsman" and you can cause any pain and suffering you want http://www.youtube.com/user/HR5337SPORTSHUNTING#p/a/u/2/wVLh0J77OMA. It's all legalized animal cruelty, bowhunting in itself is immense cruelty so the DNR and other state wildlife killing Agencies (DNR, Fish and Games etc) could give a damn what you all do, let the animals suffer and die a slow death isn't that right? BUT, NOW Lucky for us now we have bunch of morons who upload their sadism onto youtube which is a haven for monsters who like to feel "important" by destroying life as they video tape soon after the shot with all that whooping for joy as the animals run after arrow hit to lay up and die http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zw4MyyM1utc and the hunters wait the recommended 30-45 minutes sometimes up to 4 hours even 12 hours or longer . In the forest there is no anti-cruelty law, in the forest the "sportsman" can do whatever they wish and the worst part now is that bowhunting is becoming more popular even the shotgun hunters are taking up the sadist "sports" for the soulless psychopathic humans.
How many deer and other "game" animals are left wounded and crippled to die after days of suffering all for the sake of sports and trophy . ? In my other post I showed you a graphic in Wisconsin 08's deer killing season, 68,000 wounded deer were not recovered by hunters now how about the other states? How many do they leave behind in the forest ground or in rivers and streams dumped as if they were "nothing"
We know today's recreational hunters goes to their 7-11 for their egg and bacon sandwich and coffee
for their early morning kill or late afternoon at Wendy's for their "let the deer layup and die" lunch and their fridge is stocked with chicken, pork, steak, rib eyes, dairy and other market bought food. Recreational hunters are not killing out of survival or sustenance they are killing for sports while they drive their ATV, have their fancy killing gear , face painted like they are in a "war zone" to murder bambies. So "sportsman" cause pain and suffering indirectly in the slaughterhouse for food and in the home of the animals for "fun" .
Slaughterhouse is evil and horrendous and sports hunting is just the same but I say this again, with *SPORTS* Hunting (Killing) THERE IS NO LIMIT TO THE AMOUNT OF CRUELTY THAT CAN BE INFLICTED ON THE ANIMALS IN THEIR OWN HOME- Only small percentage of those hunting is for sustenance the rest is for shear pleasure of killing call them "sportsman", "outdoorsman", "conservationist", for us they are simply wildlife killing PSYCHOPATHS!
Lastly, let's all strive to be on a plant based diet, it's really sounds hypocritical to fight for one sentient beings while eating another even though fighting against sports hunting is not about Veganism.
Because with hunters they cause indirect pain and suffering to innocent sentient beings for food and direct deliberate pain and suffering on an innocent sentient being for sports and trophy
("to be with family", "to be close to nature" is just another way of saying "I just love to kill")
*Just to let you know that "16%" is not sustenance hunters or survival those are people who kills to eat the "back ribs" or "deer jerky" sustenance hunters and survival only makes up about .001% of the population.
SO IN CONCLUSION
Body Count - ANIMALS KILLED ANNUALLY By Sportsman/Hunters
Does this looks like they do not contribute to slaughterhouse suffering too?