When tree-humpers get worked up about mean old hunters putting the bam to Bambi, they are missing the big picture.
With game management, specific animals who are showing their age, or in an overpopulated region are singled out for harvesting.
If the hunter is any good, the death will be clean and quick.
And that’s not just the big game, either. Hunters keep the predators’ population in check, too.
PETA apparently doesn’t care to see a life end quite that cleanly.
Maybe they would rather see them come to a more ‘natural’ end.
Maybe they haven’t given much thought to just what nature’s idea of a ‘natural end’ might look like. ‘Red in tooth and claw’.
And hunters are the ‘bad guys’ right? Here’s the text that went with the Facebook Post. Which side REALLY has compassion and respect for the ‘poor animals’?
This graphic series of photo’s show a buck being killed by multiple coyotes. Justin has several years history with this deer and had called him “Browser”. The buck has also been featured on the show in the past and it is actually a deer that we had filmed while hunting in Alberta just this September. Dead is dead, and this is just nature doing its thing, but this is much more tragic for the deer than the quick zip of an arrow or bullet. Something to show the next person you run into who thinks the forest is just a bunch of fuzzy animals all frolicking around together as friends having tea parties and that feels that hunting is wrong…
It’s hard to imagine that the coyotes can bring down a big mature buck like this in the prime of his life, but we see it all the time. Just think, if they can do this, what chance does a fawn have? Unfortunately we will not see what potential Browser had.
Predator control is one of the best methods of deer management, we shoot coyotes all year round, and trap through the winter. I believe it saves alot of deer.
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