Written by PETA
Of all the ways someone could choose to spend Christmas Day, deciding to go out looking for an animal to hurt, harass, and kill seems a poor choice. Yet some men in North Carolina―Christians, to boot―decided to do just that: throw their "hunting dogs" into metal boxes on the back of their pick-up truck, release them into some woods down the road, and have them flush out some deer. What they didn't plan on was a PETA staff member who was driving down the road on her way to deliver straw to a neglected "outdoor dog." Misty Collins slammed on her brakes when she saw the doe, leg dangling and bloody, dodging traffic as she tried to flee the dogs biting at her heels. Misty jumped from the van just as the deer made it across the road and collapsed to the ground. The hunter arrived, too, rifle in hand, but, although Misty begged him to shoot the deer, who was being torn apart right in front of them, at first, he refused. Then he tried to cave in the doe's head with his rifle butt, then shot her but didn’t kill her outright. Here is a picture of the bloody truck after the dead deer was loaded. Please, if you have land, post it as "No Hunting." And if you can persuade a friend with land to post it, please do. More on this story to follow.
Lisen hear im sixteen yesrs old i get up in the morning and work hard all day long with my family so the crops that will feed peolpe all over world and i hunt because it MUST be done to protect our lively hood .I never miss and that deer goes to no waste.I would kindly ask if you would shut your mouth if you have nothing nice to say.
This is pretty bad, I've never really heard of a hunter doing such things, But you shouldn't be interfering with other people's lives. Some people eat meat, and some people hunt for it, and you can't change that. Some people make their living to feed families of their own off of hunting and selling off meat to the market. You can't stop it. If hunting and butchering like with farm animals was cut off, for one, there are so many deer and they multiply at an astonishing rate, same with cows, pigs, etc. that alot more would be being born then dying from natural causes and they especially deer would over populate, in 2-3 years there would be alot of accidents caused from there being so many crossing streets highways etc. and secondly, some people would be out of money, not be able to feed families, and there would be less and less meat available in markets. Not everyone can live healthily as vegetarians.
not all hunters are like this. there are some ppl who r but many take amazing care of there dogs. we dont just shove em in metal boxes they no that load up means go hunting they run a whole hell of a lot more than ur obese diabetic fluffy couch potato and theylove it.
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