Well, animals do react in a manner that seems to indacate fear: a deer may very well be afraid of a deer-hunter.
The point to my question regarding the hunter/terror viewpoint was if a deer fears dying from a human deer-hunter, would the animal not also fear being killed by another animal, such as a wolf?
But to some, the wolf gets a waiver regarding it's terror-production ability.
Indeed, a deer shot thru the brain may feel nothing....not even terror. A wolf chewing it's way thru a pregnant doe's guts may produce pain to a degree I certainly hope to never face.
So: what, exactly, is Ante upset about? Surely, it can't be pain in itself; he's seems to be willing to allow a wolf to rip a doe and her unborne fawn to bits, a process that might take minutes. Fear? The doe, near as I can tell, is suffering every bit as much fear from the wolf as from a human. Indeed; in a brain-shot, the deer might feel no fear at all.
Tell us, Ante. If the wolves have it right and human hunters wrong; tell us what you think hunters can do to be more like the non-terrorist wolves. I figure, if we can learn to follow the same princples wolves use in the hunt, it should be ok for the ecology.
Indeed, some human character from Iowa or New York shot through the brain may feel nothing....not even terror. A wolf chewing her/his way through his pregnant wife's guts may produce pain to a degree I certainly hope to never face.
Now, why would it be wrong for me to shoot that silly character from Iowa or New York? I guess, I should just follow the same principle wolves do? It would be good for the environment and the rest of the other human and nonhuman animals. Reducing human population would be good for everyone. After all homo rapiens are uncontrollably overpopulating the Earth and destroying it left and right like the wild fire with no end in sight. I could even eat this character's flesh. I heard that human meat is not all that bad.
Don't worry. I am not about to start doing this. I respect human and non human life equally and eating human and nonhuman body parts for me is equally repulsive. I wish you would too. I am sure that you want to live, and I am sure that animals have interest in being alive, experience fear pain and terror. I am also sure that you would try to run away from a wolf or from me in terror like animals run when their life is in danger.
What hunters and other killers of animals do is legal at the moment, but it is terror nonetheless. I do not base my morality and do not act on the bases of what is legal or acceptable or what you or wolves or anyone else does but what I see as being harmful and wrong.