Is it ethical for a vegetarian to hunt deer for sport?
I'm vegetarian and thinking of taking up deer hunting.
- QuinnLv 62 months agoFavorite Answer
If you mean simply shooting the deer and leave it without harvesting the meat, then it is both unethical and against the law which states you must make a reasonable effort to retrieve the animal. It's called waste of game or wildlife wasteful destruction.
If you mean hunting the deer and then donate the meat (as in free and not selling it) to someone else, then it would be legal although your vegetarian friends would in all likelihood give you hell for it.
- curmudgeon55Lv 71 month ago
crop damage, pest control shooting permit would allow you to kill deer chomping on garden, leave the meat for crows. Is/was a requirement for Illinois pest permit shooters, leave dead pest roughly where killed. that way hunters wouldn't use the 'pest control' as alternate to hunting license.
- 1 month ago
Yes it is. Very. Tree huggers give more conservative people crap for hunting deer in the first place. But at least they eat it to survive. It is never acceptable to hunt deer just for the fun of it.. plus it's very hypocritical to be a vegan and harm animals.
- 2 months ago
You're only supposed to kill an animal if you're going to eat it
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- daniel gLv 72 months ago
If the end result is for food, that is the only ethical aspect of hunting animals.
Just to sport kill or for capitalism, is a low scum sort like poachers.
- Coffee DrinkerLv 72 months ago
Its neither ethical nor legal for ANYONE to hunt deer "for sport" - if your definition of hunting for sport is shooting an animal for the fun of it and leaving its dead carcass for the rats.
Killing a deer and failing to harvest the meat is a violation of Wanton Waste laws in all 50 states, even if you hold the correct licenses and tags.
If you enjoy hunting but don't eat meat, you can give the meat away to friends, family or a local food bank, or feed it to your pets. But its illegal leave the carcass to rot in the woods.
Keep in mind that by definition a person who kills an animal in a manner that violates the law is a poacher - which is just the name of a specific type of criminal. Comparing lawful hunters to criminal poachers is as absurd as comparing law abiding bank customers to armed bank robbers.
- Bubba GubbinsLv 72 months ago
It's not ethical for anyone to trophy hunt. If you kill it, you best be prepared to eat it. Actually, where i live, spoiling or trashing wild game is an offence- $2000 fine and loss of privileges.
- USAFisnumber1Lv 72 months ago
As long as you see that the animal is removed and used as much as possible, such as giving the meat to a homeless shelter. What is unethical is to shoot the animal and then just let it lay there rotting.
- 2 months ago
it is less ethical than if you were hunting for food
- Ding DongLv 62 months ago
I'm not a vegetarian and I'm against blood sports, it shouldn't be fun. To eat then fine but you're sick if you get off on it.