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voc July 31st, 2015 10:44pm

Inspired by people protesting Cecil the lions death: Does killing a wild animal make you a murderer?

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08/03/15 5:44 am

A murderer, no.
A poopface, yes.

08/03/15 5:46 am

*some exceptions for the poopface part, like hunting for food

gow488 Seoul, KR
08/01/15 8:13 am

Not even close

jvc1133 61535
07/31/15 6:21 pm

Selling fetus parts does,

CowHick See 8ch
07/31/15 10:27 pm

Thanks for that freakshow.

CowHick See 8ch
07/31/15 10:34 pm

It's interesting how people rate and value different species of animals. Many vegans would say yes, that it is murder. I'd say no but killing animals can be just as bad as murder.

EarlyBird Portland
07/31/15 6:13 pm

An animal killer, not murderer.

KudosToYou California
07/31/15 5:14 pm

A killer, but not a murderer.
We should arm all the animals so they won't be hunted for sport.

voc I am...verified
07/31/15 7:17 pm

I'd still have the advantage. I can climb trees. Deer can't. Just don't arm the squirrels, bears, mountain lions, and any other animals that can climb trees and I'm in.

Jeninerd Hoth, AK
07/31/15 5:01 pm

It's taking a life, but in a legal sense it is not murder

rickvee Living the dream
07/31/15 4:57 pm

No. It does not. I've hunted and killed plenty of animals, even humans (in the Corps). All the animals were tasty, I didn't try the people though...

07/31/15 3:52 pm

No, it may make you many things in many people's eyes and I find it disgusting but it's not murder.

smarttexan More Moderate Than U
07/31/15 3:50 pm

Is tasking a life taking a life? It's a senseless killing, one that harms our world.

voc I am...verified
07/31/15 3:51 pm

But is it murder?

smarttexan More Moderate Than U
07/31/15 4:22 pm

I'll bet the lion that just wanted to live, procreate and roam, felt pain for 40 hours plus after being shot and allows to roam off, and will have his cubs killed by the new dominate male may have thought so...

voc I am...verified
07/31/15 5:05 pm

Using that logic, I'm a murderer because I hunt.

smarttexan More Moderate Than U
07/31/15 5:41 pm

Perspective is everything. Would you want to be hunted?

voc I am...verified
07/31/15 5:45 pm

Can an animal have those human feelings?

smarttexan More Moderate Than U
07/31/15 5:52 pm

Yes. Dogs and pigs operate mentally at the level of a 2 to 3 year old child. Dolphins, whales, elephants, many apes are highly intelligent both intellectually and emotionally.

The info is out there...

voc I am...verified
07/31/15 6:38 pm

I understand where you're coming from. Fair enough.

smarttexan More Moderate Than U
08/01/15 4:44 am

When you hunt, do you eat and use the animal or is it senseless killing just to kill?

voc I am...verified
08/01/15 5:34 am

I usually eat what I kill. Except chipmunks. Those I kill because I hate them.

smarttexan More Moderate Than U
08/01/15 5:39 am

We don't have them where I live but I did rescue two baby squirrels a few years ago, nursed them and gave the one that lived to a sanctuary.

voc I am...verified
08/01/15 11:17 am

I was just out weeding my landscaped rocks and they have pretty much destroyed them with their digging. I'm thinking about cutting the heads off the ones I shoot and putting them on a small skewer as a warning to other chipmunks.