It’s hunting season again — moose for a week, then deer for two weeks — and I have yet to hear an acceptable justification.
The animals are having enough trouble surviving because of what we’ve done, and what we’re still doing, to the forests. And now you want to just go out and kill them.
Oh, but we kill only the old and the sick. We cull the herd and keep it healthy. First, liar. One of you shot a moose calf just the other day. Second, herd? Seriously? When’s the last time you saw a herd of moose or deer? Third, if you were really killing them out of compassion, you’d tranquilize then euthanize them — not shoot them (I doubt one shot from your gun kills them instantly and painlessly).
And my favourite: we like the meat. Only men would think that their liking, their wanting, something justifies the use of lethal force to get that something.