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Am I the only one who finds this disturbing?

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What are your thoughts? Does this girl's wish make you uncomfortable?


http://www.cnn.com/video/?hpt=hp_c3#/video/us/2012/10/03/dnt-girl-kills-bear.waow

by on Oct. 3, 2012 at 4:07 PM
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nb34
by Gold Member on Oct. 3, 2012 at 5:30 PM
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Yes, you put your finger on it, the "enjoyment" part is what is disturbing to me the most. I can't imagine getting enjoyment out of killing anything.

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Yeah.  I find hunting disturbing in general.  I understand the need for population control....but kids using guns?  Not cool.  Also what was most disturbing were the pictures of the dead bear.  I don't need that in my face. 

 Whats "not cool" about children learning to properly use firearms and hunt? And as far as the pictures of the dead bear "in your face" please, there wasnt even any blood.

 

Blood is not what disturbs me.  Real-life pictures of dead things disturbs me.  If it were a picture of a dead person you'd be disturbed.  I don't care for dead animals, and I think hunting for sport is barbaric and violent.  I am disturbed by sweet little children partaking in violent acts. 

 sidesplittinglaughterare you serious, omg. lololol

I am very serious.  I have incredible respect for all living creatures and killing them for fun seems barbaric and violent to me.  Would you like to further ridicule my spiritual beliefs? 

 I only ridicule spiritual beliefs when they leave one woefully uneducated, as you obviously are about hunting. Most people who hunt do so for food and for conservation. most animals that are hunted would overpopulate quickly and spread disease and starve if not hunted responsibly. Children who learn to hunt learn responsibility, morality, and a love of nature and conservation. Brush up on some facts then get back to be w/ out the holier then thou attitude fueled by medication.

I already said I understand the need for population control and obviously I understand the need for food.  What I don't understand is getting enjoyment out of it.  I teach my children about nature and conservation without killing anything.  I believe killing anything is wrong, and if one has to do it for sustenence, it should be done begrudgingly and with some sort of respect for the dead.  Posing in victory pictures with the corpse is disgustingly disrespectful to God's creatures. 

And I don't take medication. 


SLTmom
by Silver Member on Oct. 3, 2012 at 5:33 PM
No. No issues.

I personally don't like hunting, but that's me. I have no problems with it in general. So long as she was using the gun properly, and with supervision, eh, it's her wish.

mikiemom
by Ruby Member on Oct. 3, 2012 at 5:33 PM

To each their own, I find hunting for sport wrong but hunting for food is ok. It is disturbing but not any more disturbing than people who take their hummers to a National Park and spew their poison into the atmosphere.

LuvmyAiden
by on Oct. 3, 2012 at 5:35 PM

I don't see this kid wanting to bear hunt as a big deal. If you have any idea what it costs then you know a family dealing with these kinds of medical costs could naver make it happen on their own. Kids learning to safely handle a firearm is important and hunting is part of the culture of SO many americans as well as other cultures. There is no disrespect in hunting or posing for pics afterward. It is an accomplishment, especially with bear as they will smell you and actually start tracking you if you are not paying attention. They only allow so many tags each year to avoid over hunting and keep the population at a nice balance. That is healthier for both bears and humans.

stacymomof2
by Ruby Member on Oct. 3, 2012 at 6:35 PM

Meh, it's not that weird.  I know a lot of hunters who respect the environment and feel it's better to really know that meat does not grow on a boneless skinless chicken breast tree, pre-wrapped for our convenience.  That it is an actual dead animal, who died to give us food.  I think with that point of view it is more respectful than just assuming that some evil killer did the dirty part to we can just ignore it.

Personally, though, I do not like guns or hunting, lol.

nb34
by Gold Member on Oct. 3, 2012 at 6:42 PM

I understand that point of view of knowing where meat comes from. But hunting a bear and bragging about it, is where I draw the line. I grew up where I would sometimes see my food being slaughtered, but it was always done respectfully and no one bragged about killing the animal we were about to eat. And nobody posed with the dead animal either.

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Meh, it's not that weird.  I know a lot of hunters who respect the environment and feel it's better to really know that meat does not grow on a boneless skinless chicken breast tree, pre-wrapped for our convenience.  That it is an actual dead animal, who died to give us food.  I think with that point of view it is more respectful than just assuming that some evil killer did the dirty part to we can just ignore it.

Personally, though, I do not like guns or hunting, lol.


OttawaHoney
by on Oct. 3, 2012 at 6:44 PM
I cannot see the video i am mobile but if I understand the girl went bear hunting right? People eat bear. I have eaten a lot of bear before I converted to Islam and it became not zabiha. My family hunts bear (and deer, rabbit, squirrel, pheasant, turkey, duck and a bunch of other stuff too). It is traditional for us to eat these things. We also fish and eat what we catch.


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That's how I feel about it too. Senseless killing of animals just for fun is disturbing to me. I donate to charities who help realize last wishes of kids with terminal illness, but I do not feel comfortable my money going to someone whose wish is to kill an animal just for fun.


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Quoting SunshneDaydream:


Yeah.  I find hunting disturbing in general.  I understand the need for population control....but kids using guns?  Not cool.  Also what was most disturbing were the pictures of the dead bear.  I don't need that in my face. 


 Whats "not cool" about children learning to properly use firearms and hunt? And as far as the pictures of the dead bear "in your face" please, there wasnt even any blood.


 

Blood is not what disturbs me.  Real-life pictures of dead things disturbs me.  If it were a picture of a dead person you'd be disturbed.  I don't care for dead animals, and I think hunting for sport is barbaric and violent.  I am disturbed by sweet little children partaking in violent acts. 



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nb34
by Gold Member on Oct. 3, 2012 at 6:45 PM

Well, I think this is the first time I hear about people eating bears.

Quoting OttawaHoney:

I cannot see the video i am mobile but if I understand the girl went bear hunting right? People eat bear. I have eaten a lot of bear before I converted to Islam and it became not zabiha. My family hunts bear (and deer, rabbit, squirrel, pheasant, turkey, duck and a bunch of other stuff too). It is traditional for us to eat these things. We also fish and eat what we catch.


Quoting nb34:

That's how I feel about it too. Senseless killing of animals just for fun is disturbing to me. I donate to charities who help realize last wishes of kids with terminal illness, but I do not feel comfortable my money going to someone whose wish is to kill an animal just for fun.


Quoting SunshneDaydream:



Quoting dustinsmom1:

 


Quoting SunshneDaydream:


Yeah.  I find hunting disturbing in general.  I understand the need for population control....but kids using guns?  Not cool.  Also what was most disturbing were the pictures of the dead bear.  I don't need that in my face. 


 Whats "not cool" about children learning to properly use firearms and hunt? And as far as the pictures of the dead bear "in your face" please, there wasnt even any blood.


 

Blood is not what disturbs me.  Real-life pictures of dead things disturbs me.  If it were a picture of a dead person you'd be disturbed.  I don't care for dead animals, and I think hunting for sport is barbaric and violent.  I am disturbed by sweet little children partaking in violent acts. 




stacymomof2
by Ruby Member on Oct. 3, 2012 at 6:46 PM

Well, ya caught me.  I didn't actually watch the video!  lol sorry.  

Bragging and disrespect is the opposite of what I was trying to say.  I was trying to say that we should be humbled and thankful for the death of an animal so we can eat.  

Did they eat the bear, do you know?  I know bear meat is not really good to eat, but I know of people who do eat it.

Quoting nb34:

I understand that point of view of knowing where meat comes from. But hunting a bear and bragging about it, is where I draw the line. I grew up where I would sometimes see my food being slaughtered, but it was always done respectfully and no one bragged about killing the animal we were about to eat. And nobody posed with the dead animal either.

Quoting stacymomof2:


Meh, it's not that weird.  I know a lot of hunters who respect the environment and feel it's better to really know that meat does not grow on a boneless skinless chicken breast tree, pre-wrapped for our convenience.  That it is an actual dead animal, who died to give us food.  I think with that point of view it is more respectful than just assuming that some evil killer did the dirty part to we can just ignore it.

Personally, though, I do not like guns or hunting, lol.



LaughingTattoo
by Member on Oct. 3, 2012 at 6:47 PM

Im dying so I want to kill something.....seems odd but hey- shes the one dying, not me

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