A Vegan’s View on Hunting


I know that this post will probably piss some people off, but it’s how I feel so here goes. Although I do not agree with hunting at all, I have more respect for someone who hunts for their food than for someone who simply goes to the grocery store and picks up a nicely packaged piece of meat. I believe if more people actually had to hunt for their food, look an animal dead in the eye and kill it, there would be way more vegetarians in this world.

Wether you agree with me or disagree with me, I would love to hear your thoughts.

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  1. My Corrie

    July 15, 2010

    I agree with you on this one Claire. People would be way more respectful of their food if they caught it and ate it.

    That bird in the background also agrees LOL

  2. Nathan

    July 17, 2010

    I could be wrong (and I frequently am), but it seems that you are under the impression that all hunters use guns. I personally don't like guns at all — the only reason they exist is for killing {humans, animals… whatever} — but I don't have a problem with the hunter who kills his food with a spear/atlatl/knife like… on the savanna in Africa. I don't know if they really do that there, but you get the idea. Of course it takes much more skill, dedication… and the animal has a chance to get away. It's a part of the circle of life.

  3. Keno

    July 19, 2010

    I agree with you on one detail, that most people would probably eat nothing but vegetables if they had to hunt for food, or they would starve to death. The part where I disagree with you is in believing it is a good idea to leave yourself stranded on one side of the food chain. After so many years of being vegan your body will process meat poorly. The only reason you have a gallbladder is to release cholecystokinin which emulsifies fat. Being omnivores helped our species reach the height of evolution on our planet.
    Food in our country has became so over-abundant that people can choose to be silly about it, but the truth is when the population is larger than the food supply, people won't be fussy about a cow's emotional state. The thing is you can moderate your meat intake, and if it eases your need to not cause anything pain in the universe, you can go hunt the food you eat. Please though, don't choose to cripple your natural abilities, or worse yet, subject children to your own ideologies. Better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it.

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