The Ultimate Hunting with Respect for Life Quiz

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The Ultimate Hunting with Respect for Life Quiz
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Many people argue against hunting as a sport, even when the principles of hunting with respect for life are applied. Organizations such as PETA would like to see hunting come to an end, because they consider it cruel and inhuman. Even proponents of hunting with respect for life want to see some forms of hunting end. Take our quiz on hunting with respect for life to learn more about the arguments on both sides.
Ethical hunting is:
hunting in a way that facilitates a quick and painless kill
Ethical hunting is not making use of unfair hunting practices and making sure the kill process is quick and painless. However, one man's idea of ethical can be very different from someone else's.
shooting at an animal only if you're sure that you'll kill with a clear shot
killing an animal using only basic hand weapons in a fair and equal encounter

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What hunting techniques are unethical, according to proponents of respect for life hunting?
baiting and hounding
spring hunting
both of the above
Respect-for-life hunters like to get out in the woods and hunt, but they are against practices like baiting, spring hunting and hounding. Many respect-for-life hunters are fighting to outlaw these common practices.

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What well-known author wrote an article that described hunting as an experience that merged hunter with prey?
Dr. Randall Eaton
Dr. Randall Eaton states, "When we hunt we experience extreme alertness to the point of an altered state of consciousness. For the hunter everything is alive, and he is one with the animal and its environment."
Dr. Michael W. Fox
Dr. Temple Grandin

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To what does Eaton compare the humbling of the hunter to the animal's level?
a spiritual encounter
a religious rite
Eaton says the "conscious and deliberate humbling of the hunter to the level of the animal is virtually a religious rite."
an altered consciousness

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How do those who appreciate hunting with a respect for life view the experience?
a deep-seated belief
a way of life
both of the above
They see it as more than a way to hunt; rather as a way of life, a deep-seated belief, a moral code and an ethical code.

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What is one thing that hunters who follow the principles of hunting with a respect for life do differently?
appreciate nature's bounty and strive to keep game populations healthy
They tend to appreciate nature's bounty and strive to keep game populations healthy. They also never take more game than they need.
hunt up close and only with a knife
hunt only in areas where game populations are abundant

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On what ideal do hunters who follow respect-for-life standards place a high value?
using only unmodified weapons patented prior to 1900
proper maintenance of their equipment
They place high value on maintaining and properly using their tools. Whether hunting with a bow, knife or gun, these hunters understand how to use their tools to implement quick, clean kills that will result in the least amount of suffering possible.
use only a crossbow to bag their prey

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What do respect-for-life hunters do once they have downed an animal?
follow through on a kill immediately
They follow through on a kill immediately to ensure the animal is not suffering. They are very careful to have a clean shot before firing on an animal.
they gut and skin the animal on the spot
both of the above

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What is one claim that proponents of respectful hunting make?
maintains healthy levels of animal populations
prevents overpopulation that leads to sickness and unnecessary suffering
both of the above
Proponents claim that respectful hunting maintains animal populations and prevents overpopulation, which leads to sickness and disease and unnecessary suffering.

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How many dollars worth of licensing fees does hunting provide that is routed to conservation programs?
$750 million
$1 billion
$1.7 billion
According to iwmc.org, hunting and fishing licenses provide needed revenue for fish and game organizations. Hunters provide $1.7 billion dollars each year for conservation.

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What is another claim that proponents of respectful hunting make?
a more humane way to kill animals
Proponents believe that respect-for-life hunting is a more humane way to kill animals and control animal populations than many other options.
a fundamental right of every human being
a symbol of freedom and liberty

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What percentage of Americans value hunting, according to a recent survey?
65 percent
75 percent
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service found in a survey that almost 75 percent of Americans value hunting.
83 percent

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What percentage of Americans believe many hunters violate laws and use unethical hunting practices?
62 percent
The same survey found that 62 percent of Americans who value hunting also believe that many hunters violate laws and use dangerous or unethical hunting practices.
69 percent
73 percent

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What is a prime argument against hunting?
Hunting is cruel, because hunters have no ethics.
Inexperienced hunters make the woods dangerous.
Enthusiasts who hunt for the thrill of the kill often bring large numbers of people with them who have little or no experience hunting. This makes wild lands dangerous to non-hunters and hunters alike.
Hunters are a danger to domestic animals.

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What do hunting opponents say about bow hunting?
It's an unreliable means of hunting.
Half of the animals shot with a bow die painfully.
both of the above
According to animalliberationfront.com, studies show that bow hunting is often an unreliable means of hunting. One out of two animals shot with a bow will die painfully and slowly from their wounds.

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What popular actor made headlines in 2007 interfering with dolphin hunts?
Ric O'Barry
Hayden Panettiere
Actor Hayden Panettiere made headlines by interfering with dolphin hunting off the coast of Japan. However, in the fall of 2008, Panettiere signed on with Dooney & Bourke, a leather handbag company.
John Travolta

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What is the name of a genuine calfskin leather product that Dooney & Burke released in Hayden’s name?
the Hayden Clutch
The Hayden Clutch was released as part of the company's 2009 line. Although PETA still supports Panettiere, they released a statement saying they would be sending her undercover footage of cows being skinned for leather goods.
the Hayden Tote
both of the above

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What does PETA call hunting even if respect-for-life principles are followed?
an inhuman act of barbarians
a barbaric pursuit of adventure
a cruel and unnecessary sport
PETA deems hunting a cruel and unnecessary sport, no matter what form it takes.

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What does PETA offer as a better way of controlling animal populations?
organized culling using tranquilizer guns first
sterilization and birth control
PETA says alternatives such as sterilization and birth control are better methods of animal population control.
introduction of natural predators

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What does PETA think is the best way to control animal populations?
leave it to natural predators
disease and starvation
both of the above
PETA prefers a natural means of population control, such as disease and starvation, letting nature ensure that the healthiest animals survive. They also prefer that natural predators kill off sick and weak members of a herd as a form of natural selection.

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