QuoteOriginally posted by: katastrofaQuoteOriginally posted by: AnthisHunters are survivors, risk aware people, with lots of stamina. This is bullshit. You describe hunters as they were in times long gone, when people hunted to survive. XXIst century hunters in Western world are well-to-do (those rifles are expensive) middle aged men who risk nothing while hunting, have a massive advantage over their prey (modern optics, modern ammunition, etc) and are often hunting animals which were bred to be docile and easy to kill (deers on estates).It's not hunting as our forebears understood it, it's glorified slaughter. Listing it as a hobby on your CV shows that there's something wrong with your brain.I hunt occasionally, so I agree what you describe is not hunting, its a pervertion. The hunters I know kill only edible animals that is legal to kill (hare, boars, wild birds etc) unless they are at risk (eg attacked by wolves or bears). Certainly they dont kill for pleasure. Moreover, there are regulations restricting the species and the seasons of they can be hunted as well as the number of animals allowed to be killed within a day by a single hunter. These regulations are strictly enforced. I have witnessed police arresting a hunter, seizing his license, his gun and car and his dog too, as tools of crime, for having shot two wild ducks outside their allowed season. So I guess CM's friend, since he is a licensed hunter, drops within this category. He is not the guy who would pay to go for safari in Africa in order to shoot and kill non edible animals like panthers or zembras.