Originally Posted by compassionate1
I would never ever
kill another animal, unless my life or the life of somene I love was threatened. I believe that other animals have the same right that I have to not have their lives taken from them. I do not kill bugs. Ran over a squirrel about a week and a half ago (it literally ran out at the very last second) and was totally inconsolable.
That's the question though, isn't it squirrel killer?
Personally if it was between me and a bear I would have no moral qualms about how badly that bear would get round-house kicked to the head followed by a flurry of Mui Thai elbows to the head until I won the fightno way would I let that fight go to a judge's decision.
If it was between me and a Rotweiller, same thing. One less dog barking in my next-door neighbor's backyard while I am trying to sleep I say.
But without provocation or reason I am a peaceable man who says live and let live.
But without having known the kind of poverty some people experience, well, needs must when the devil drives and all that. Who am I do sit where I am and judge others for trying to survive?
No animal need ever be hunted by humans, although having said that I probably have more respect for someone who can kill their own food over the cowards who buy theirs shink-wrapped on Styrofoam slabs.
But I'm still mightily opposed to it and think hunters suck. I'm just saying.
I ran over a chipmunk while some of my more jerky friends were in the car six or seven years ago and they STILL bring it up. Like I don't feel bad enough without the constant reminders. Jerks.