A heads up, this thread is not against hunting for food, but against using population culling as an excuse to kill animals in what I and many others consider to be horrific ways - not with guns, but with dogs, knives and clubs, to name just some.
This thread is primarily about the hunting of foxes with dogs, the pack of dogs chase a single fox to the point of exhaustion, then tear it apart. The humans, following on horses, cover themselves in the blood, and then they throw the carcass away. This is more humane than shooting them, apparently. And necessary because after the fox population was reduced over years by hunting, the rabbit population exploded, then the farmers attacked the rabbit population to protect the crops, thus leaving foxes short of food, causing them to go after chickens and other farm animals. See how complex it all gets...
The other issues listed here are the Danes wading in the harbour to stab to death hundreds of dolphins to prove their manhood..see the link. Also seal pup clubbing as a means of population control.
Stog added in the introduction of wolf culling, to me it adds proof that where required, culling can be done much more humanely.
If we are quoting Philosophers..mine would be Mark Rowlands - author of several books, but "the Philosopher and the Wolf' is my favourite.
The dark side of the human animal is not wolf-like; it is ape-like, and at its worst peculiarly human. In other words, civilisation is a defence erected by humanity not against bestiality, but against itself.
Fret not, this thread is not trying to stop you being able to get a duck for dinner