Sandra John wrote:
Ranka has said that, in the post that kicked all this off, s/he wasn't talking about Donnie, as s/he indicated by saying, "there are also dads ... etc.".
Ranka also explained, correctly, that the link between some representations of hunting and child molestation is their peculiar shared notion of , "loving", their victim or victimizing the love object whichever is the case. Psychological profiling is a valid methodology and like it or not, hunting psychology is the subject of serious current research and is highly relevant to this debate.
On the other hand I'd say, Ranka, that your original post was certainly very open to misinterpretation as a personal slight and I would suggest that if, as you say and I believe, you had no intention of slandering Donnie, it would be appropriate at this point to say so and apologise for the unintentional offence given.
It's a pity that some people seem to leap on any opportunity to, "stir the possum", and I'd have to say that Ranka's responses did little to dissipate any misunderstanding there may have been. However, I see no grounds for banning anyone on any side.
Hi Sandra - I think I have made the apology you mention - but in case it got lost in the tornado of posts, I do so again.
As a second point, perhaps (but I doubt this) the pro-hunting 'folks' here will accept that even the title of the thread some might find offensive on a list about animal concerns.