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Old 09-21-2016, 11:44 PM   #11
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Welcome to the forum. Here, you usually do not get banned for having an opinion =).




That sounds very bitter. It is true that hunting is usually not very popular
around this forum. But that has a specific reason.
Most users of this forum dislike cruelty against animals.
And a lot of self-appointed hunters shoot animals
but can not ensure the quick death of the animal.
That sort of cruelty is not liked here and leads to angry comments.
I do not think that it is self righteous and
definitely not the minority around here. Hunting is nessessary.
Especially in Australia... rabbits, toads and even kangurus.
It has to be done.
But using animals just for moving target practice is despicable.
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Old 09-22-2016, 01:04 AM   #12
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Welcome to the forum. Here, you usually do not get banned for having an opinion =).




That sounds very bitter. It is true that hunting is usually not very popular
around this forum. But that has a specific reason.
Most users of this forum dislike cruelty against animals.
And a lot of self-appointed hunters shoot animals
but can not ensure the quick death of the animal.
That sort of cruelty is not liked here and leads to angry comments.
I do not think that it is self righteous and
definitely not the minority around here. Hunting is nessessary.
Especially in Australia... rabbits, toads and even kangurus.
It has to be done.
But using animals just for moving target practice is despicable.

I'm not bitter. I don't even hunt with slingshots. I deliver lead poisoning with a .223 or .243. I'm just calling what I see. If you have a look at the number of members compared to the very small number who attack hunters, it's a self righteous minority who (when you read their material) are really just enjoying having a moral reason to disrupt peoples threads. For them, it's not about the hunting, it's about being able to pretend, and using that pretense as a reason to interfere. If you want so evidence, have a look at Be & BV's posts in the "shall we have a hunting thread" section. It's right there.


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Old 09-22-2016, 01:51 AM   #13
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I'm not bitter. I don't even hunt with slingshots. I deliver lead poisoning with a .223 or .243. I'm just calling what I see. If you have a look at the number of members compared to the very small number who attack hunters, it's a self righteous minority who (when you read their material) are really just enjoying having a moral reason to disrupt peoples threads. For them, it's not about the hunting, it's about being able to pretend, and using that pretense as a reason to interfere. If you want so evidence, have a look at Be & BV's posts in the "shall we have a hunting thread" section. It's right there.

You quoted his post but it seems as though you didn't read it. He's totally correct and the MAJORITY of people here would agree.
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No - I read it......
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If I may offer an opinion, as someone who hunted during his younger years while growing up in Africa, there seems to be little wrong with hunting certain animals if the meat will be used for eating. I especially include animals that are not endangered, such a wild pig (here in Australia they are feral animals and a pest) or rabbits.

However, using animals as target practice, or shooting them for fun (with gun, slingshot, bow and arrow or whatever), is reprehensible (i.e. bad).

I think all reasonable people can agree to these principles, so no need for disagreements.
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In my younger days, I did used to blaze away to drop anything just for fun. I found that the older I got, the more inclined I was to shoot for the freezer. I think it has something to do with a growing sense of personal mortality which makes one think more of the mortality of the creatures hunted as well.
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Old 09-22-2016, 04:15 AM   #17
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I'm in WA Mambarino - where are you?
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I'm guessing QLD......
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Old 09-22-2016, 08:29 AM   #19
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Welcome to the forum.

Hunting treads: -1.
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speak of hunting and generally things will be ok... post pictures and theres the problem...

as for a minority, compared to members then yes its a minority... but not when active members are considered...

most regular active members agree, or at least dont want to see kill pictures...

id say it also helps keep the kids of the forum away from killing just for killing...

as for banning, myself and a few others are considered moderators here, but we are only allowed to ban spammers (baba threads)

the only person here who can ban a regular user is the boss himself...

and seeing as he has only 1 rule (be polite)
its extrememly hard to get banned...

the people i have seen banned so far deserved it (some of which i would have benned sooner had i had a say)

you will recieve a warning or 2 long before getting banned...

this is why i love this forum... no stupid rules and regulations to follow... its pretty much self moderated...

i have seen many "arguments" like the one you mentioned but here they always end maturely...

rarely do i ever see something get out of hand...

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