Soulful Choice

If you had a choice of saving the Earth and it’s inhabitants, or saving your own soul to get into Heaven, what would you choose? I choose to save the Earth and it’s inhabitants. To me that is Heaven. Being able to extend compassion and kindness to those who need a helping hand, educating on the atrocities inflicted upon animals (human and non-human) and our planet Earth. That is Heaven. As human beings, we have a responsibility to take care of the gifts that were given to us…

Shannon Wright

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The Eyes Have It: Non-Hunters

no-hunting-signHave you ever wondered how hunters can kill animals for fun, sport, or any other self-satisfying reason? Or have you instead wondered why non-hunters are such bleeding hearts?

In Part 2 of this Foreign Eyes Friday, I’ve compiled quotes from critics of the hunt.

Have a look.

Are you able to see hunting through foreign eyes?

 

Non-Hunters

(Note: In the interest of privacy, these respondents shall remain anonymous.)

“Natural predators look for the ‘easy kill.’ They target the young, the weak, the distressed and the diseased. Those are easy kills. They do not target the strong, who easily escape them. These strong individuals survive and reproduce. Because only the strong survive to reproduce, the genes of these individuals are passed on to their descendants, strengthening the gene pool.

But human predators (namely, hunters) do not look for the ‘easy kill.’ They look for the ‘trophy kill.’ They only want the buck with the largest antler spread. This philosophy weakens the gene pool, because the healthiest individuals are “culled.”The weaker individuals remain to procreate. Having shown that the argument of the “noble, nature-loving” hunter to be weak and false, if they persist, the question is begged: “So what is the real reason you hunt?”

— Jim Blanston

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