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    Default A different POV

    The way to loose the guilt of hunting is not to acquire it in the first place. Obviously you have love and empathy for animals or you wouldn't be questioning your feelings. I can relate.

    There's nothing wrong with not hunting if your life doesn't depend on it. (If it does, that's an entirely different story...cross that bridge when you come to it) You can be a good shot, feel close to nature and acquire tons of outdoorsy skills without killing animals. You can also survive and thrive without eating meat and learning about plants, insects and grubs would be a useful thing for anyone--meat eater or not.

    I happen to be a vegetarian (eat seafood not meat) because I care about animals and can't wrap my mind around killing them if I am not forced to. (health reasons are a lesser consideration, but a darn good consequence)

    I respect those who feel differently, everyone is entitled to do what they think is right for them.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BENESSE View Post
    The way to loose the guilt of hunting is not to acquire it in the first place. Obviously you have love and empathy for animals or you wouldn't be questioning your feelings. I can relate.

    There's nothing wrong with not hunting if your life doesn't depend on it. (If it does, that's an entirely different story...cross that bridge when you come to it) You can be a good shot, feel close to nature and acquire tons of outdoorsy skills without killing animals. You can also survive and thrive without eating meat and learning about plants, insects and grubs would be a useful thing for anyone--meat eater or not.

    I happen to be a vegetarian (eat seafood not meat) because I care about animals and can't wrap my mind around killing them if I am not forced to. (health reasons are a lesser consideration, but a darn good consequence)

    I respect those who feel differently, everyone is entitled to do what they think is right for them.
    Well said.......
    The decision to hunt or not is not a daily survival requirement.......
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    I feel guilty when I eat French fries. That poor potato plant.

    But not so much if I have mustard.
    The pessimist complains about the wind;
    The optimist expects it to change;
    The realist adjusts the sails.

    - William Arthur Ward

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    I feel guilty when I break a $100 bill. Should have saved it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by incide View Post
    I feel guilty when I break a $100 bill. Should have saved it.
    Yes you should.
    A money saved is a money earned.

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    Now that is a pretty catchy phrase. A regular Benesse Franklin.

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    Yeah, well...
    Used to be a $100 dollar bill WAS money.....there seems to be a new money......a "hunert bucks"...that gets broke all the time.
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    How do I lose the guilt of hunting?

    BBQ sauce.

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