**Warning!*** The following post makes reference to dead animals and hunting. If this offends you, read at your own discretion. Hunting Debate (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Hunting Debate (open) Hunting Debate (close) Alright, so if you're thinking you would like to read and/or get involved in this topic of conversation get comfortable, because I have a lot to say. However, I must first say that it is not my intention to tell someone that they are wrong for their beliefs, or make someone feel bad for their beliefs. I am starting this conversation because I genuinely want to get your thoughts on the subject. I do have a little back story to explain, along with some personal experiences. So my stance on the subject is that I am an advocate for hunting rights. What I mean by that is that I support the right to choose whether or not I want to harvest the meat that I eat. I completely and whole heartily respect the fact that there are vegans/vegetarians who do not eat meat and choose not to be engages in anything hunting related. However, I do not think it is right to take the choice away from other people just because they do not agree with it themselves. It has been a mission of mine for several years now to educate people on what hunting really is and to dispute the false assumptions. That is why I've joined many anti-hunting sites to ask them directly why they have so much hatred towards hunters. (If you don't know what I'm talking about just google "anti hunting groups" and read the extremes they go to.) I am a hunter. I have been called a rapist, a murder, and a demon among other things. I chose to hunt because I believe it to be more humane than buying my meat off a shelf from which I know the cow was kept in tight quarters and lived a very sad and unhappy life. Deer, for instance, I know where he comes from... what he eats, and I know he lived a nice, happy, free life. And when it came to an end it was quick, over so fast he hardly felt any pain. Whereas, the cows know they are going to die. It is sad. I have many, many stories I can tell you about the extremes that anti-hunters go to in order to make hunting illegal. It would be a shame that something so rich in history can be gone so soon. I'd like to hear your thoughts on the subject. But please remember to be respectful of everyone's opinion.