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Breakdowns in ecosystem happen all the time, it's natural. As a hunter, person should try to keep ecosystem possibly balanced- reducing number of carnivores when it gets dangerous for their prey, eliminating species that aren't native to certain biom etc.
Hunting is supposed to help envinroment and animals. We can't keep everything alive, but we can at least kill the animals quick and painlessly. Their Death doesn't go for nothing- ecosystem is kept safe and you can use the dead body for example for meat- it will be meat of animal that died painlessly, lived happily and spent its Life in the wilderness until their last moment, which is much more humanitary than eating animals that were kept in Small cages, fed stereoids and bred only to kill them.
Hunters have full respect for the animals they kill- in Poland for example, you put a branch in dead animal's muzzle as the "last bite" of food the animal used to eat while it was alive. It's tradition similar to burying the dead with their possessions in ancient Egypt.
Animals die even if People don't hunt. As you can see, hunters-those with morality at least- aren't evil at all.
People who hunt deer and elk for food, I completely understand. Sometimes there's no other way. But just to cut off its head and mount it on your wall? That deer will no longer feel the wind on its face, enjoy a delicious grass, and you took away a meal for a wolf or cougar for your own selfish wants.
On the note of population control, sometimes yes its needed, but in small amounts. We humans often want to go nuts and cut down as many herbivores as we want, leaving a lot of the carnivores to starve. And when we cut down the carnivores, the herbivores run rampant and a lot of forests are gone. I wish people would realize what we'd lose when a certain species is gone - even if it doesn't even live in your country. Never to hear a wolf's gorgeous howl, see these animals in their own home, going about their lives enriching the earth.
But hating the killing of animals, itself, is hating a part of nature. For there will always be killing of animals- whether it's humans killing animals, or animals killing animals. The big meaning behind it, is population control.
I realize there's this overused argument from people that barely have any nature-related outdoor jobs or experiences in real life: "ALL humans only kill for fun, ALL animals only kill for food." This is not reality.
Maybe you believe there's no such thing as responsible hunting when there is. There are people that use most if not everything from the animals they kill. I know such people personally. When you don't know such people, no problem- you can still find some of them in cultural books, for example indigenous people. "Primitive" people. Which are, as a matter of fact, the most nature-respecting people there are! But for some reason, people seem more tolerant when there are American Natives having the lifestyle of meat, fur, bones, antlers (etc) than when our people decide to do it.
There are animals that kill without eating it. Recently I saw a wildlife video where a herd of buffalos attacked an ill lioness. The lioness tried to climb up a tree to escape them, the buffaloes kept attacking that tree till she fell down, then they wounded her badly with their horns and hooves, tossed her around, and finally left her dead body behind as they kept wandering on. Then there are also the famous vegetarian hippos that bite crocodiles in two just for passing by. (Hippos are too large for crocodiles to eat.) There's also bear fathers that kill their young without eating them, only so they have an excuse to mate with the childless mother again. Male lions kill cubs when they're not their own. Wolves will kill rival wolves and their pups to ensure their own survival in the territory. That's where the scavengers come in to clean up the mess because nature is prepared for killing and leftovers.
Now, what happens when there's no killing of animals at all? When there's no animal population control? Plants would become extinct. Being against the killing of animals is being for the extinction of plants. Too many animals would eat too many plants, and trample the ground down until it becomes a hard desert on which nothing can grow.
Forests would disappear, which causes many bad things to happen. Examples: Mudslides because there are no roots to hold the earth together. The earth would turn into sand because there are no cooling shadows that protects the earth from the hot sun. Hurricanes because there are no trees nor bushes to filter the wind. That is, sandstorms, eventually. A growing desert. It's already happening in the world, the consequences of missing plant life!
I'm not only talking about having too many herbivores, by the way. Did you know that canine excrement is rather venomous for plants? But stuff like cattle excrement is good for the earth which feeds these plants. The problem is that cattle are hooved and heavy, and need to eat a lot since they're large. That's why they should be kept in a good number as well. Of course there's always a higher risk of illnesses with any overpopulation of animals. I know an area where they forbad fox hunting. Few years later, a fox illness spread among these many foxes, which made some foxes lose their fur, and freeze to death in winter. Which is a far crueler death than a bullet. Then there was this law that forbad the shooting of birds of prey. As a result, too many of these birds started to run out of food, there were barely any prey left for them, and they starved. A long painful death as well. As you can see, there are consequences whenever you try to influence the balance of nature.
Speaking of animal killing, have you ever thought about the electricity you're using for your computer and other things? How many birds die on the power line every month? How many birds get killed by wind generators? Do you live in a city that's bright and loud during the night and influences the life quality of nocturnal animals? Do you own things made out of leather, aka animal skin? What do you eat? Even when you only eat organic plants, people will use organic methods to kill all "parasites" that try to eat the vegan food on their farms. Do your windows have glass? People use special kind of sand from beaches to make these, and influence the environment of the creatures and plants living on that beach, and in that sea area, badly. It sounds funny but there actually is some sort of "sand mafia" going on because glass sells so good, and money is always power in the eyes of mankind. Even if it means you have to create big holes in natural environments. Money-crazy people don't care about the consequences of these holes.
We're all "animal killers" because of the way our modern lifestyle works. Most animals don't get killed by guns, as you show in your stamp here. If anything, it's things happening in our modern daily life, from the things I told you to things like factory-farming. Please think about it.
The animation in this stamp itself is very good and entertaining! The only thing that I would change is the text, and make it "I hate poachers". Because what I see here is clearly poaching.
Not only do poachers cause the extinction of animals, they're often willing to shoot the environmentalists which try to protect the endangered animals! Because "these damn hippies only try to steal the reward" which they get for the kill. That is... for a very small part of their kill, for example ivory. Poachers kill an entire herd of endangered elephants, saw off small parts of their corpses, then leave to get the cash for it. The baby elephants watching the whole scene- they survive the poaching because poachers see no reason in using precious bullets against a small defenseless elephant that has no tusks/ivory yet. The traumatized babies stand by the side of their mangled mother and family members, and often starve if they're not killed by predators before that.
Poachers are disgusting, I can't say it often enough.
it annoys me espescially because like half of the people where i live have deer heads on their wall! it it's fake sure, but still.
NOT OKAY AT ALL!
I am sick of all that, I made this experience two times and imagine, I LOVED my animals too!
Finally there is only one way to avoid this and that is killing such a fox.
Okay, I have a lot of animals too, and I love them more than anything, and it's hard to lose them.
I know that feeling, And ofcourse your animals are not less worth than a fox.
But killing? You just don't.
There are other solutions than that.
It's like if you have a dog and it bit your neighbors cat, do you want your dog put down?
It hurted another animal too right, it might have died.
Killing is taking someone or somethings life, think about that.
A wild fox won't say thank you but it will become more and more impertinent.
Here we have too many foxes that come to the gardens without any respect and sometimes they even come into the houses.
I am not for killing any fox out there, foxes that are shy will never cause such problems. But especially those bold ones have to be "controlled". They make trouble and damages, too they are a danger because of pests like rabies.
Any animal defends his life ground against dangers and hurts or kills if necessary another animal if other methods don't work. I am a part of nature too and I have the same right of defending my life ground. After all hunting foxes activly and permanently keeps them shy and careful so they won't make trouble like that. And don't forget, killing or taking lives is part of nature too, it happens millions of times every day. That doesn't mean that it is good to take lives without reason but even the fox we talk about will kill all my animals although he doesn't need all of them for his hunger. Finally it is how it is, only the clever ones will survive. If a coyote is stupid enough to think he can go to the prey of a wolf pack then they will kill him and if a fox or other animal is stupid enough to think that humans are no danger at all and that it can do what it wants in human areas then it will finally learn that this was a mistake.
i posted this a long time ago
calm down its just a comment
it was my opinion geez
It hurts me to see pelts hung on walls
and see poor pups and cubs lose their parents
this comment is old,
just a comment,
dont take it to heart!