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(NPR)   NPR asks the question: Are hunters committing murder?   ( divider line
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2013-02-07 08:39:59 PM  
9 votes:
Yes. Tasty, tasty murder.
2013-02-07 09:44:56 PM  
3 votes:

taurusowner: skylabdown: Once I heard someone make this point:  (I'm paraphrasing)

Is there anything more illegitimate than having one's lifestyle regulated by those who have no idea what that lifestyle is about?  How just is it to have those ignorant of an issue make decisions limiting the rights of those with absolute knowledge of an issue?

One recent example is the recent gun-grabber movement populated by those "against" the 2nd ammendment who don't even know the basic nomenclature.  They don't understand the difference between a clip and a magazine.  They have never fired a weapon before.  They think guns are "scary."  Yet, these folks are the ones trying to limit the rights of folks who have been brought up with guns being as ubiquitous as any other tool in the garage.

Hunters also deal with this problem.  Folks who have never hunted, never killed what they eat... People who think meat comes wrapped in styrofoam and plastic wrap... people who have never dirtied their own hands with the blood of animals they eat every day.  THESE people are the ones who feel qualified to tell hunters what is right and what is wrong.

Much like the author of this article.

This is and probably will remain the most correct and sensible statement in this entire thread.

Except it also applies to farking a six year-old.
2013-02-07 09:00:34 PM  
3 votes:
No. It was a hunting accident. Stop rocking the boat.
2013-02-07 08:55:49 PM  
3 votes:
Is NPR run by furries?

If so, I guess I can understand their bias.
2013-02-07 11:02:17 PM  
2 votes:

I shot a deer earlier this fall.  I had forgotten in the excitement of the hunt that my rifle was off by about 6" left at 100 yards, so what I aimed as a heart/lung shot ended up being a gut shot.  The deer ran about 100 yards before he fell, then took another four or five minutes to bleed out.  I cried as I stroked the deer's head, trying to make its death easier, if not less painful.  If you think it's all about the "final kicking of the animal" being "all the charm," you're incredibly, patently, and completely wrong.  I still feel bad about that shot, and wish like hell I hadn't taken it.  I would rather go without fresh venison than give an animal a lingering, painful death.

I really hope this is a troll, otherwise you're a horrible human being and a worse sportsman. Apart from not knowing how to zero your scope, if you wanted to make the deer's death easier, if not less painful, you would have PUT A SHOT BEHIND ITS EAR TO END ITS SUFFERING AFTER IT WAS DOWN. Was it really too much effort to pull the trigger again or were you too busy getting in touch with your inner vagina?
2013-02-07 10:30:34 PM  
2 votes:
If so, I guess I'm a mass murderer.  There are an awful lot of ducks, geese, pheasants, grouse, and deer who have been slain by my regime.

I would have responded earlier in the thread, but I was at my Thursday night archery league holocaust practice.  This makes me a better murderer.
2013-02-07 09:31:11 PM  
2 votes:
Sit down NPR, I have some bad news. The cows, pigs, chickens, and fish in the supermarket did not commit suicide.
2013-02-07 09:23:46 PM  
2 votes:
2013-02-07 09:16:55 PM  
2 votes:
So does this mean vegetarians are cereal killers?
2013-02-07 09:10:22 PM  
2 votes:
2013-02-07 09:10:18 PM  
2 votes:
  It's quite a bit different here...We take the deer out for a few cocktails..then a nice dinner..Maybe some girls later...And then when the deer is relaxed and happy...Boom! one right behind the antlers.
2013-02-08 09:01:31 AM  
1 vote:
2013-02-08 01:57:48 AM  
1 vote:

doglover: Plinking squirels for fun is the first step on the road to serial killing.

Hey, man. You have NO IDEA what I went through. You're an asshole, and you can take that welcome to fark crap and DIAF.

I can still hear their furry little chattering maws as they released the battlecry of death and lept from the branches onto my baby. They devoured him while he was STILL ALIVE! You have no idea of the horrific heart break I had to deal with when the Doctor said they couldn't find his nuts! THEY TOOK HIS NUTS, YOU MONSTER!

We keep him on our piano as a tasteful reminder of the reason those furry bastards HAVE to die.

2013-02-08 12:54:49 AM  
1 vote:

IgG4: Killing people and eating them is still murder, if it is done without consent. With consent is still gross, but it is definitely a grey area.

So if I kill someone in battle and eat them it is a grey area?

2013-02-08 12:31:28 AM  
1 vote:

BarkingUnicorn: ladyfortuna: People who don't eat what they kill sicken me.

But something always eats it.  Food is never wasted.
2013-02-07 11:42:35 PM  
1 vote:

parkthebus: hitlersbrain: phrawgh: hitlersbrain: People reveling in death... sure... that's real healthy.

Why do you hate our Lord, Jesus Christ and His Heavenly Kingdom?

Hey, he started it. No one is killing in MY name.

I'll kill and eat one in your name then. It will have to be a fish 'cause hunting season doesn't start in these parts until September. Walleye or perch? I'm going tomorrow.

I always ask the fish I catch "If you grant me three wishes I won't gut you and fry you up."

no takers thus far

fishie fishie fishie
2013-02-07 11:07:53 PM  
1 vote:

spidermilk: At a certain point if deer are overpopulated there isn't food for all of them or the risk of disease increases- hunters are helping with that. And I don't think most hunters are thinking 'I WANT TO HURT THIS DEER' but instead are thinking 'ok, I gotta find tracks, I gotta figure out where they go, I gotta get in a good spot and wait, then I gotta be quiet and hit this deer with a good shot'- basically it is a challenge.

Hey hey hey, this is Fark.  Take your experienced and well-reasoned logic to them wickerpedias
2013-02-07 10:53:35 PM  
1 vote:

IgG4: Hunting is not murder if you eat what you kill.

Did you think my Hobo-stew wasn't authentic?
2013-02-07 10:18:56 PM  
1 vote:
I like my murdered steak smothered in murder sauce.
2013-02-07 10:09:30 PM  
1 vote:

lostcat: "Can hunters and animal advocates talk and listen together about their different ways of thinking through these issues?"

Maybe someplace, but it sure as hell isn't going to happen on Fark.

As I imagine the conversation" Hunter: "OK, I don't object to your not hunting if you don't want to."

Anti: " Great! As long as you don't hunt because I don't want you to."
2013-02-07 09:59:57 PM  
1 vote:
Well I messed that one up.

The word MEAT without EAT.

Ugh, I suck.
2013-02-07 09:57:05 PM  
1 vote:

phrawgh: Only if two go out, but one returns.
2013-02-07 09:48:36 PM  
1 vote:

Maus III: Depends what animal you're hunting. Homo Sapiens? Yeah. Murder.

What if you eat them?
2013-02-07 09:33:34 PM  
1 vote:

badhatharry: Sit down NPR, I have some bad news. The cows, pigs, chickens, and fish in the supermarket did not commit suicide.

at least the frogs get wheelchairs

well....don't they?
2013-02-07 09:32:59 PM  
1 vote:
Are people who hit a squirrel in the road and drive off guilty of a hit and run? Leaving the scene of an accident?  "Manslaughter"?

Simply put, this is stupid and NPR has officially slipped to below TMZ on my "level of respect" spectrum...
2013-02-07 09:06:35 PM  
1 vote:
Don't be silly, if left unchecked, overpopulation would force many to be unable to sustain themselves and they will start to suffer and starve. Hunting is doing them a favor.
2013-02-07 09:06:24 PM  
1 vote:
you say pheasant, he says peasant
2013-02-07 09:05:33 PM  
1 vote:

nigeman: I know this is a touchy subject but here is my 2 cents.

Hunters love the kill. The idea of taking another life, the final kicking of the animal is all part of the charm, otherwise why would they do it? Getting food isn't the answer. It's the fun of it.

Also I think hunters claiming that video games makes people violent is absurd.

that's all folks

Your change is one penny.
Have a nice day.
2013-02-07 09:00:31 PM  
1 vote:
You can't grill it until you kill it. That meat you ate for dinner didn't kill itself.
2013-02-07 08:53:15 PM  
1 vote:
Meat's meat, and a man's gotta eat!
2013-02-07 08:52:33 PM  
1 vote:
Deer don't have feelings. They're evil hellbeasts who like to run in front of me at night on the highway.

But some hunters do manage to shoot other humans every year, that probably qualifies.
2013-02-07 08:52:20 PM  
1 vote:
Only if two go out, but one returns.
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