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
What hunting techniques are unethical, according to proponents of respect for life hunting?
baiting and hounding
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.