Saturday, November 06, 2010

Thought of the Day 2010 #225 - Hunting

I can't wrap my brain around hunting as fun. Killing for pleasure and not necessity. I just caught a snippet of an outdoor sportsman's show displaying the family *fun* of hunting with the kids. The dogs ran ahead, a pheasant flies up, and the kids all start shooting. Someone hits it, and laughter, shouting ensues. Good times were had by all...over a death. I dunno. It just makes my skin crawl. The show host is heard saying something like the, "the whole family is always elated when the pheasant surprises them by flying out of the brush.". So, ummmm...can't they all go out to the wild to enjoy the pheasant "surprises" without wanting to kill it???