Thought provoking Quote: Animals give me more pleasure through the viewfinder of a camera…
Jimmy Stewart American actor (1908-1997)
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Want to help bring an end to the barbarity of hunting and other cruel “sports”?
Please visit the following website:
http://www.league.org.uk/ – the League Against Cruel Sports is the leading UK charity helping to prevent cruelty to animals associated with sports such as fox hunting, game bird shooting and wildlife crime. Website includes action you can take to help save animals from the exploitation and the cruelty of so-called “sports” In fact as far as I am aware it is the only Charity or organisation devoted to ending the barbarity of hunting either here or else where though there a numerous websites, blogs, Facebook pages and so on devoted to ending this absence anachronism of brutality.
Surely we can never claim to be a truly ethically advanced society while we allow those who enjoy the killing of the other species with whom we share this world the right to do so. For so-called democratic countries such as UK, USA, Australia and the countries of the EU it is surely a contradiction to allow hunting when clearly the majority oppose it. Here in the UK for example 80 percent of people oppose the lifting of the fox hunting ban.
In the USA less than 5 percent of the population hunt yet this out dated barbarity is permitted. It’s not about taking away anyone’s freedom, it’s about doing what is right and that is allowing animals the freedom to live out their lives unmolested by humans beings who now have no reason to hunt and who do so only from the need to fulfill a perverted form of pleasure. How the hell anyone in their right mind can feel pleasure and satisfaction from taking the life of another sentient being I cannot imagine.
Please read the following:
Why Sport Hunting Is Cruel and Unnecessary
Although it was a crucial part of humans’ survival 100,000 years ago, hunting is now nothing more than a violent form of recreation that the vast majority of hunters do not need for subsistence.(1) Hunting has contributed to the extinction of animal species all over the world, including the Tasmanian tiger and the great auk.
Costa Rica Becomes The FIRST Nation To Ban Hunting!
After Congress unanimously voted to ban hunting in 2012, it became illegal to poach wildlife in Costa Rica.
This is a good beginning, more countries need to implement laws prohibiting hunting.
Time for a global ban on hunting, the murder of other sentient beings has no place in the modern world. Until we learn to quell the impulse for violence whether to non human or human animals there will never be a peaceful world.
More anti hunting quotations:
Hunting is not a sport. In a sport, both sides should know they’re in the game.
The squirrel that you kill in jest, dies in earnest.
Henry David Thoreau
I ask people why they have deer heads on their walls. They always say because it’s such a beautiful animal. There you go. I think my mother is attractive, but I have photographs of her.
When a man wantonly destroys one of the works of man we call him a vandal. When he destroys one of the works of god we call him a sportsman.
Joseph Wood Krutch
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.
When a man wants to murder a tiger he calls it sport; when the tiger wants to murder him he calls it ferocity.
George Bernard Shaw
“Hunting and fishing involve killing animals with devices (such as guns) for which the animals have not evolved natural defenses. No animal on earth has adequate defense against a human armed with a gun, a bow and arrow, a trap that can maim, a snare that can strangle, or a fishing lure designed for the sole purpose of fooling fish into thinking they have found something to eat”
Marc Bekoff, Animals Matter: A Biologist Explains Why We Should Treat Animals with Compassion and Respect