Comments & Discussion

Boston University moderates comments to facilitate an informed, substantive, civil conversation. Abusive, profane, self-promotional, misleading, incoherent or off-topic comments will be rejected. Moderators are staffed during regular business hours (EST) and can only accept comments written in English.

There is 1 comment on Is Hunting Moral?

  1. For the ethical hunter, the pleasure derived has nothing to due with taking a life. It’s derived from accomplishment and connecting with who we are as humans. Those are extremely pleasurable experiences.

    We are advanced predators. The only way this subject gets overly complicated is when we attempt to move Homo sapiens from participation status to spectator status.

    If I may modify your “three rationales”;

    Therapeutic because it helps me connect with my DNA as a human and connect with the wild environment that our bodies are evolved to thrive in.

    Subsistence because I nourish my body and the bodies of my friends and family with what I hunt. That shouldn’t be lost because a rancher, butcher and store owner are offering a convenience in exchange for currency.

    Sport because hiking, scouting, climbing, training, carrying etc positively stresses my body and the contest between prey and predator is timeless and awesome.

Post a comment.

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *