Q: Pitbull Fighting vs. Bear Hunting?
I'm asking this question on behalf of someone else.
In terms of killing animals unjustly, why is pitbull fighting illegal, and the killing of wild game such as bears legal? Why is turkey hunting legal, but bird fighting illegal?
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Answer by tillhora
All killing of animals is obscene and should be outlawed.
Answer by EUGENE SMIDD
its the gambling aspect
Answer by anon..
Hunting animals by humans in the wild during sanctioned hunts (ie: not poaching) serves a decent purpose, it helps keep population levels in a range that allows them to be healthy. Over population can cause sickness, starvation and depletion of natural resources. In other words too much of a good thing can be just as bad as too little.
Animals in the wild have their wits about them and can evade hunting and even if spotted have a decent chance at getting away. While they may not ask to be hunted, they generally are not kept in a corral for you to shoot at whenever you want. (The exception to this are hunt farms- those I think should be outlawed!)
Pitbulls are bred to fight. They are given no opportunity to escape from the people fighting them. They are subjected to horrific training practices such as bite training where their jaws lock on a target attached to a spring and hung from a rafter in a garage, provoked into attacking weaker dogs and sometimes puppies, being starved, beaten -I could go on..but you get the idea.
There really is no comparison between hunting and pit fighting. I hope this helps.
Answer by Eva M
i dont know but it all should be illegal.
Answer by missfish80
hunting isn't cruel one or two gunshots isn't painful it is quick and the fur and meat are used and not wasted. However i don't know if this is still legal but some traps the squeeze the claw and punch holes in them are cruel. Pitbull fighting howerer is cruel the dogs basicly tear eachother apart until one dies and there is no reason for this except pleasure 9which i have no idea how is is considered pleasurable to others.) and there is nothing dong with the dead bodies1
Answer by RusDog
The dogs, fighting for the spectators’ entertainment and gambling, often get severe and even fatal injuries. Sometimes they die of blood loss, exhaustion, or infection. Sometimes they are killed by their pitiless owners if unable to win again in their matches.
STOP DOG FIGHTING!
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