If you cried at the end of Bambi, you probably won’t like where this is going…
The anti-hunting nay-sayers love to trot out their favorite arguments. Do you want to have some ready answers to shut down all their annoying chirping?
— IT’S ENDANGERED
(Or protected. Or Vulnerable. etc.) Watch for any heart-string-tugging emotional buzzwords piggybacking on that idea.
What’s the issue? The terms are arbitrary and often have more to do with pushing an agenda than they do with actual population numbers. When is the last time one you heard for one of the activists arguing that it was time to De-list an animal whose population had rebounded?
They wasted no time fighting to block the delisting of the Yellowstone Grizzly. Read more about that: here.
As much as they want to deny it, hunting is PART of animal responsible population control. And it works! There’s no reason hunters should give ground on this point.
— TROPHY HUNTING
Trophy hunting is used as a cudgel to beat people with. You aren’t really hunting, you’re ‘trophy hunting’. Add the ‘trophy’ and suddenly any hunting you’re doing is morally suspect.
It’s what we saw here:
A famous comic gleefully tagged a thirteen-year-old girl — an accomplished hunter in her own right — on Twitter with ‘Do you love me now daddy?’
Whoops. The meat from that kill actually fed an orphanage for a day. Does that comic still hold the moral high ground? Also, it was a ‘nuisance animal’ locally.
Don’t let them bully you into splitting hunters into ‘normal’ hunters and ‘trophy’ hunters because once they’ve created that division, they can turn the groups against each other.
Anti-hunters aren’t the friends of ‘responsible’ hunters. They just want to achieve their goals — stamp out as much hunting as they can.
The ‘divide and conquer’ tactic is the easiest way for them to do that. Don’t take the bait.
— EAT WHAT YOU KILL
You’ve noticed that leaves a few obvious gaps in what you’re ‘allowed’ to kill, right?
That was the goal.
Just like the second point, it’s splitting hunters into ‘us’ and ‘them’ categories.
That isn’t the only reason to kill an animal at all.
There are other reasons hunting isn’t just valid, but important and necessary. The balance of nature, control of nuisance animals, protection of livestock etcetera.
Some of these agitators have never set foot outside of a city. They even claim to love nature, more than we do.
Don’t let the activists bully you out of something they hate but do not know the first thing about.
Want to see more on the topic? See Brian Lynn’s article here.
Still not sure? try this.
If a person looked to Scripture and paid particular attention to the passages within the Bible that address the topic of hunting, then they’d walk away thinking not only is hunting animals tolerated but it is endorsed by God. And that’s exactly what this little book is about: proving that God, from Genesis to Revelation, is extremely cool with hunters and hunting. I’ll go out on a biblical limb and claim right off the bat that you cannot show me, through the balance of the Bible, that the God of the Scripture is against the responsible killing and the grilling of the animals He created. ~Doug Giles
In his killer new book RISE, KILL & EAT: A Theology of Hunting From Genesis to Revelation Doug carries on with his courageous war against the lunatic fringe who dare recommend Bambi solutions to the annual production of edible wildlife. –Ted Nugent