Man is The Only Animal Who Kills for Sport

When I was twelve, I went hunting with my father and we shot a bird. He was laying there and something struck me. Why do we call this fun to kill this creature who was as happy as I was when I woke up this morning.
Marv Levy

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Here in the UK we are approaching the middle of the grouse shooting season, which comprises four months when the small minority of privileged psychopaths in our society have license to shoot as many tiny birds as they so please simply for the sheer enjoyment of doing so. They may tell you differently. Paint the scenario with a veneer of respectability as though they are doing the countryside a favour by culling (Killing) these defenceless birds to keep the population down, preserve the unique landscape and even provide employment. But the truth is they are nothing more than sadists who kill for the pleasure of doing so.

In fact far from preserving the countryside grouse shooting is:

… ruining the countryside of Northern England and warming the planet as swathes of upland peatlands rich in wildlife are burned to provide the best conditions for red grouse, new research warns.

http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change/grouse-shooting-is-warming-planet-as-peatlands-burned-to-improve-conditions-for-birds-9765659.html

Watch the video. Look at the determination on that man’s face in the second clip, sickening, just sickening, truly disturbing as is the fact that here in the UK this barbarity is lawful, as it, and similar massacres of helpless animals, are world-wide. The sole purpose of these so called “field sports” is to satisfy those in society who enjoy such perverted pleasure.

Grouse are of course not the only animals killed for pleasure here in the UK

Here is a list of animals that are considered fair game

Rabbits, hares, grouse, ducks foxes, mink, deer – our prime minister enjoys deer stalking, what does that say about him, what does it say about anyone of this ilk.

In fact there is quite a list of creatures, the murder of whom is either classed as hunting, shooting or stalking, all of these classifications are to my mind one and the same and that is the senseless and wanton killing of another sentient being, a crime against a living creature and against nature.

Here is the complete list of animals killed for perverted pleasure.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hunting_and_shooting_in_the_United_Kingdom

Less than one in ten people think shooting live animals is ‘totally acceptable’

Read More:

Gruesome Twelfth” marks start of grouse shooting season
http://www.league.org.uk/news-and-opinion/news-stories/2011/aug/gruesome-twelfth-marks-start-of-grouse-shooting-season

Wild animals never kill for sport. Man is the only one to whom the torture and death of his fellow creatures is amusing in itself.
James A. Froude

It goes without saying that hunting, shooting, stalking and the like take place world-wide. The fact that such atrocities take place quite lawfully in every country on the globe is appalling. Though such pursuits are considered a reasonable pastime, such acceptance of wanton cruelty is outrageous if you really think about it. Although such barbarities are generally referred to as field sports it’s not sport is it, it is nothing more than an atrocity, a crime against the other species with whom we share this world.

The fact that websites such as the following and the business they represent are actually lawful is a disgrace:
 http://www.deer-stalking.co.uk/

http://www.argentinadoveandduck.com/ – check out the vile bunch of murdering thugs posing for a photo. Look at the big brave men who find pleasure in shooting tiny defenceless birds, shame on them.

How can this be right, how can this be just? To most decent people with a modicum of compassion it’s most certainly not. Yet not one country out laws these cruel massacres of helpless animals, not one. Rachel Carson author of silent Spring described such behaviour as setting back the progress of humanity.We cannot have peace among men whose hearts delight in killing any living creature. By every act that glorifies or even tolerates such moronic delight in killing we set back the progress of humanity.

Actions to take

The Tory Environment Secretary says that bringing back fox hunting is her priority if the Tories win the next election.
Sign our petition telling her to keep this brutal blood sport where it belongs – in the history books:

https://donation.labour.org.uk/index.php/site/dont-bring-back-fox-hunting?source=14_10_04_fox_hunting&subsource=facebook_taf

Let’s Ban Cruel sports

Click the link below to take any of a number of actions as you can to help end cruel blood sports:
http://www.league.org.uk/

Other than the law concerning hunting with dogs there are no laws to protect wild animals from these murderous barbarians. Until we take the huge step forward in our ethical progress and ban blood/ field sports outright you might consider becoming or supporting Hunt Sabotuers
http://www.huntsabs.org.uk/

The following quotations from the famous and not so famous condemn the abominable barbarity of this so-called sport – hunting, shooting, stalking.

“Killing animals for sport, for pleasure, for adventure, and for hides and furs is a phenomena which is at once disgusting and distressing. There is no justification in indulging is such acts of brutality.”
The Dalai Lama

It is very strange, and very melancholy, that the paucity of human pleasures should persuade us ever to call hunting one of them.
Samuel Johnson (1709 – 1784), Anecdotes of Samuel Johnson

“Whenever I see a photograph of some sportsman grinning over his kill, I am always impressed by the striking moral and esthetic superiority of the dead animal to the live one.”
Edward Abbey, A Voice Crying in the Wilderness

“Hunting is a form of legal mass murder.What serial killers do to people, hunters do to animals. They select, stalk, then kill their innocent victim. The motive of the sport hunter is not survival, it’s pleasure, a.k.a. fun. They love killing! And it’s not a sport. The animal can’t shoot back and doesn’t even know it’s in the game. Hunters are snipers. They all claim to love and respect nature but kill and wound the best nature has to offer. They destroy what they say they care about. This is thoroughly psychopathic. They are so blinded by their love of killing that they cannot see how immoral it is, not to mention cruel. Taking life for one’s own pleasure is as evil as one can get. Hunters are a most despicable bunch.”

Comment Debate Org:
http://www.debate.org/opinions/should-animal-hunting-be-banned

Grouse shooting mania in Yorkshire has contributed to a massive area of moor being developed into a monoculture where few other wildlife can survive. It’s depressing walking across Agraah or Reeth or Pately and Grassington moors and see low lying heather surrounded by roads for shooters vehicles to travel along, and know full well the devastation of roots and diverse herbiage is contributing to the flooding that now causes devastation to valleys such as Holmfirth Hebden Bridge etc.

Not only that the lack of due diligence given to stop what I would surmise is illegal hunting and laying out of wildlife to trap and ensnare grouse predators is an appalling act of vandalism that should be stopped asap. It is offensive and insulting to those of us who want to spend time in those few places of common land right enjoyment.

I am sick of having to move out of the way of mealy mouthed shooters who seem to have more rights than the rest of us when it comes to monopolising the moorland. Also, dog owners are kept off the moors whilst shooters are able to take theirs up at any hunting season which is outrageous.

It’s time this mindless vandalism of our moors was stopped and those who want to shoot driven to driving ranges where there are lots of clay pigeons for them to aim bullets.

Never mind Co2, the issue is more important than some mindless game of irrational stats when huge acreage of land tract is being abused by a few yuppy yobs.

Comment on the article above:
Grouse shooting ‘is warming planet’ as peatlands burned to improve conditions for birds

http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change/grouse-shooting-is-warming-planet-as-peatlands-burned-to-improve-conditions-for-birds-9765659.html

 

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2 thoughts on “Man is The Only Animal Who Kills for Sport

  1. “Hunting”….more properly killing for fun is indicative of emotional or moral (or both) issues. I knew this when I was a kid and I still know it. Stalking or figuring out riddles, on the other hand (by this I mean what we do when we play hide and seek or solve puzzles or such), is a benign and maybe wired in behavior. It’s not the finding or the enjoyment of finding that’s the problem…it’s the harming. Harming innocent others is simply not acceptable. We’re way too accepting of harm and way too reluctant to curtail it. We can’t seem to de-confuse freedom from harming others. It’s not tough…jeez…pretty much you can do what you want as long as you don’t hurt others….but this simplicity seems to seriously befuddle many of us. My suspicion is that those who are befuddled are evincing serious personality problems and they should be helped…not given power…hell…that just makes them sicker.

    • Thanks for your comment. I wholeheartedly agree harming others is simply not acceptable. Freedom should not include the right to harm any living creature. Hunting is not a sport, an acceptable pastime or a hobby. It is wrong and immoral, barbaric and not worthy of any civilised society. Indeed there is something emotionally and psychologically amiss with people who hunt, who get a thrill from killing a sentient being. Yes they should get help rather than licence to go about committing these atrocities. I agree that allowing people such as this to do as they please encourages their aberrant behaviour. Sadly it is the rich and powerful who indulge in such as hunting as does our Prime Minister who is hell bent on reinstating fox hunting. Frankly there are just too many of these sociopaths who have all the power which is why the world is in such an awful state and why such evils as hunting are allowed to continue.

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