possibly.....but i guess i'd feel more abusive to animals personally if i didnt hunt them....i only speak for me on that one.
for owning pets. if i feed them and am able to keep them from biting people......i own them. what other use does a domestic dog have other than the role of pet?
(rummages through closet to find AR hat..)
It's hard for people who are AR/ARish to accept that hunters/trappers actually care about the well being of animals. AR/ARish people tend to put human emotions on animals.. heck, I do it and a few other people I know (looks around the room) still do it from time to time. When you grow up on Bambi and in a society that pretty much treats pets as part of the family and such you tend to think of anyone who could kill an animal as someone who doesn't care about them. It took me a lot of conversations, reading, and asking questions of hunters to believe otherwise.
Seems kind of funny to me that the people who claim to care more about the animals than other people know less about the critters than the people who hunt the animals.
Anyway.. on to the next one
I've got nothing against people owning pets. I do have troubles when it comes to the property part of it. If I see someone harming their dog (kicking, hitting, throwing things at, etc. not just feeding the wrong kibble or giving it tap water instead of bottled) do I look the other way because they have the right to do whatever since the dog is their property.. or do I intervene for the dog's well being? See, thats where I get torn on the whole property issue.
Other uses for domestic dogs? They make good pillows and they listen better than most men.
I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish he didn't trust me so much. - Mother Theresa