If It's Wrong To Kill Animals, Why Eat Meat?

@wolfie34 (26793)
United Kingdom
January 25, 2007 5:00pm CST
Certainly in this country people are up in arms about killing foxes, especially through hunts. But foxes are vermin, like rabbits, rats and mink. But are all the demonstrators, animal lovers and animal rights activitists who want this sport stopped, vegetarians? How do you feel about animals like foxes, rabbits and mink being culled? What are your views and are you a vegetarian because of your views?
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5 responses
• United States
26 Jan 07
I don't think it's right to kill for sport at all. Those who kill for food or warmth are doing what God had in mind when he put the animals here to begin with. Vegetarians choose not to eat meat and that's their right. I dare one to try and take my steak from me, lol.
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@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
26 Jan 07
LOL! Thanks for your response.
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• United States
27 Jan 07
dat's what I'm here for :)
25 Jan 07
Well I am vegetarian but I think killing animals for food is fine. I don't like the fact that animals are killed purely for fashion or sport, but, I appreciate that certain animals pose a risk to farmers livelihoods and need to be removed. The main thing I disagree with is the brutality of fox hunts. There are quicker ways to deal with the foxes surely. Then again there is only a problem where animals need to be culled because man has messed about so much with the delicate balence of nature.
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@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
25 Jan 07
I think the main problem with man is that we destroy their habitat, for example pushing foxes out to build houses on their land which was once their home on the commonland for example. The more we build the more animals lose their homes. Thank you for your response.
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@brokentia (10396)
• United States
26 Jan 07
I thought animal rights activists were vegetarians. Hmmm That is a good question. I just always that if they were animal rights activists, they would not eat meat because they didn't believe in killing any animals for any reason. Well, I do respect animals. But I also know that we need meat. That is the way our bodies are made. And even though I could personally do without some meats, I could not do away with all and have not tried it all. I would hate to say that I would never eat meat again...because that would even include fish! Wow! No way! As for shooting fox for meat and population control...I do not have a problem with that. Even though I personally would not want to shoot the little fix myself...I would be heartbroken. I do not think that we can say that we should not be able to shoot them for their meat or to control the over population that can happen and cause more harm then good.
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@patootie (3593)
25 Jan 07
After working in a meat processing factory I was a vegetarian for many years .. however I had some health problems that I needed hospital care for and they found out my body wasn't processing the proteins properly from the vege foods .. I was told to start eating some meat to repair my organs which had been starting to fail .. So I am now eating meat again .. not a lot and I prefer organic meat to mass produced meat .. at least I can feel the animal had a better quality life .. hopefully .. I live on the edge of open fields to the horizon .. but these days I rarely see or hear a fox .. there used to be dozens of hares living in the fields next to my home .. and it was fun to watch them 'boxing' in Springtime, but I haven't seen a hare for about 7-8 years now .. I've been a country girl all my life but I don't believe in hunting any animal for 'sport' .. I don't and won't ever feel that there is any justification whatsoever for doing this .. ripping a terrified exhausted animal apart with dogs is blatantly cruel and sadistic and definitely not a sport of any kind .. and many hunts are now more than happy following a 'paper trail' rather than hunting a wild animal .. I think if animals have to be culled then humane ways to do it must be found ..
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@kunal133 (111)
• India
25 Jan 07
i don't like hunting & i am vegetarian too.....