Should hunting animals be forbidden?

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  1. Foinikas

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    After watching a few videos on youtube about safari,especially hunting lions or tigers either for sport or other reasons and seeing lots of negative comments from the people who post their,I wanted to ask you guys your opinion:

    Should hunting animals for game either on safari or other or for sport (and occasionally food)be completely forbidden?
     
  2. hatchet13

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    The only reason animals should be hunted is to provide a decent cover for furniture ( and to make hats) ....Not
     
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    it is forbidden half the time, poachers still get away with it as there is just too much land to 'police'.

    As for game hunting.. it should only be allowed for culling off pests.

    That's my view anyway.
     
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    In Australia at the moment, apparently crocodiles are at pre-white settlement numbers due to a lack of culling in the last years. So they could be hunted while culled.

    Same with roos in pest numbers, or camels etc. You could raise money and create jobs by allowing legal hunting within strict guidelines, as well as the professionals who go out and efficiently cull them in large numbers.
     
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    Alchemist The Fighters Guide House Member

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    Camels? For some reason I find the idea of camel pests quite hilarious. xD
     
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    I would want any US dude to let me understand the issue called wolf hunting. Apparently, the species were removed from the endangered species list and that resulted in hunters being able to hunt them on a certain quota. What I've came across so far are the pro-wildlife media, so I need some objective views on it. And please no bs on wolves being dangerous to humans and ecosystem. If you really want to say that, put up objective evidence. If not, the I will be inclined to believe that you're a brainless conservative. And yeah, I also wonder how the whole reimbursing system for livestocks killed by wild predators work and whether it's enough to make a total nonsense about the wolf hunting.
     
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    Well, after going to FactCheck, my brain has cleared up quite a bit. Here's the article:

    http://www.factcheck.org/elections-2008/call_of_the_wild.html

    But then again, it nvr agree with the somehow warped notion that wolves are a danger to humans and ecosystem. If there's anything to go by from the wolf hunting, it's only predator control for the sake of us humans able to hunt more moose, elk or wtf you want to call the animals wolves hunted.
     
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    Only for food, or if their numbers are endangering the well being of other species.

    Never for sport.
     
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    I don't know about this one. I do like animals, but hunting is something we do, we had to do it for years as it was a ways of eating. I think just as long as the animal isn't endangered then I think you should be able to.
     
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    for food, and for invasive species.
     
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    I agree, I don't agree with hunting things for their bones to make souvenirs.
     
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    ditto
     
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    Precisely.
     
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    So if you guys were on a safari and you could kill a lion,wouldn't you do it just to say that you managed to kill a lion?
     
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    ^ Nothing really impressive about killing a lion, unless you've done so with your bare hands or with nature's weapons in self defence.

    I think pests should be culled, so too should the human population. Perhaps a TV show like 'The Running Man', it'd certainly beat Big Brother et al :D
     
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    Nope, I believe hunting animals have their rights just like anybody else.
     
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    Well this is my poacher anyway! :D

    And he's from the Playmobil African Safari series,not to be confused with Alpha Alex and Australian poacher :p
     

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    Hello no. Just because it was there? Not appealing to me.

    "Back in the day" when hunting was a challenge and the measure of a man, hunting a dangerous animal like a lion took skill, experience, courage, and you had to use a spear, or a bow and arrow etc. And if you got it wrong, then the lion had YOU for dinner.
    There is no challenge or risk in killing an animal with a high powered rifle from hundreds of meters away.

    To me, therein lies the difference between efficient killing/culling of pests, and risky testing hunting of an animal for meat, fur, horn, bones etc - things you will use.
     
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    Haha you gotta check some videos on youtube then called "lion vs man" where the even wounded lions almost kill some hunters :p

    Noble animal still though.I love watching all those wildlife videos on youtube or on TV.