Deadman, the kill was clean and legal but so what? The animal was killed for the enjoyment of Matt Hughes and the pleasure of his son. He paid so he could kill those animals which I reckon if you gave me a gun and sent me to africa I could kill without any hunting training and no skill. Point, aim, kill.
The fact that you say that tells me that you have never hunted. It is much harder than it looks. Hunting is a father/son activity in farming communities like the one Hughes grew up and lives in.
I find it hard to see the skill in that to be honest in those particular circumstances and find it hard to see the justification for matt hughes killing that beast(s) or the king of spain killing those elephants a few months ago.
What Hughes did and what the King of Spain did are completely different.
I also know that in the US and Canada people hunt with hounds and have done for hundreds of years, its was never just england and ireland. Thats a pretty standard tradition right? Again chasing shit down and ripping it apart, with the hounds often getting killed during the hunt too. Seems like a lot of death and pain for some animals in order for people to have some enjoyment and test their skills.
Hounds here are used for tracking prey. Not killing them. And the hounds themselves are rarely injured much less killed. You really have no idea how people hunt. You literally are arguing against something you have no practical knowledge of.
And there is a big difference between taking the life of an animal because you gotta eat and taking the life of animal when its for your own sport whether you eat it or not afterwards.
No there isn't. If the animal is legal, the kill is clean, and the meat used properly there is nothing wrong with it. Except in the minds of people who will gladly eat a cheeseburger but cry when they hear that a deer's been shot.
This argument has been going on for the last 30-40 years and I dont expect people who have grown up with the tradition of hunting to agree with me. I just think people who go out to kill animals for sport and enjoy putting that animal through fear, chase, pain etc are soulless to a degree. I doubt the animal cares if the guy chasing it down to takes it life has respect for it. If someone was chasing me down to kill me I certainly wouldnt give a shit.
We are never gona agree on this, good debate anyway...
The problem is your side of the argument has no basis. No knowledge of the subject. No experience with the people you condemn so freely.