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Thanks for clarifying Unionist. I understand now what you're talking about when refering to necessity.
Well, Unionist, I think several posters have already addressed this. I've agreed that I can and do have similar fun without shooting at anything, for example.
One could also argue that a clean kill in open, natural surroundings is inherently much more humane than sending an animal to a feedlot or abattoir. It's also less humane to allow them to starve, and a cost-effective way to handle the cull. So no, I'd prefer to agree to disagree on the humane/inhumane point.
I agree. To me it appears that it comes down to questions about humane/inhumane coupled with questions about motivation and intentions. I think you and others have addressed some of those questions. I used to be against most hunting except for sheer subsitance but have change that opinion. When it comes down to it and when talking about things like the 'enjoyment' factor I just don't see a whole lot of difference in someone who gets enjoyment out of eating a great steak or drooling over a BBQ vs someone who gets some enjoyment around going out a getting the steak for the BBQ. To me they're on the same spectrum with just one being a more indirect and santized version of the other.