Human beings have hunted many species of non human animals to the point of extinction or near extinction. The fact that they haven't yet done so with wild deer is irrelevant and doesn't make hunting of deer morally right.
What's irrelivant about it? It relates to deers completely. It's about how their predators died out, alowing deer to spread away from areas where their predators are less hunted out (further up north). What was done in the past is effected by what goes on today.
Just 30 years ago, deer were not as abundent as they are today. Why? Because of the law against hunting them, as I already previously stated. I don't know where you are coming up with "humans didn't drive deer to ectinction yet". I also don't know where you get the evil assumption that extinction, or near extinction, is what humans intend or for some sick reason want. Hunters enjoy what they do. Why would they completely take away the animal the is the whole purpose in what they do anyways? That does not make any sence. Speaking open mindedly, from both sides.
And perhaps human beings have "grown and developed" enough. After all, wild animals, as you put it, were here before us. Perhaps they deserve a little consideration for the space that was theirs. Perhaps human beings could be a little less selfish and not invade every inch of space on this earth and leave a little of the natural order of things left in place.
Okay, so for now one lets spay and neuter one and another, so we most importantly do not grow. Because as long as we keep reproducing, we WILL grow. So YOU decide we have developed as humans enough..yeah. Okay. Lets stop here. No more buildings should be allowed to be built. No more using up more space. For now on, people who come into this world, have to crowd together, use the buildings we have now, loose privacy..See how reality just isn't the way you want it to be? We DO and WILL run out of room, if you expect to stay with what we have now. Were do you suggest people of the future generation live? What about all the people who have not been born into this world yet? Who are you to say okay people no more reproducing, because 'deer and other animals need their space too'?
I'm not saying im against sharing, but yikes, you can't give deer and other animals too much when it starts to effect all the humans and future humans in America's well being. Yeah, It get's that extreme when you go to the extreme of saying humans should stop already, because we've done "enough".
There is PLENTY of space out there. SPACE is not the problem. OVERPOPULATION is the problem.
It's not about "loving wild animals before yourself." Which, by the way, is a selfish a viewpoint as I've ever heard.
Erm, okie, as I stated already, I said that does not mean to then instead love humans and hate animals. Why people automaticaly assume the 180 is beyond me. Not how I personaly process. Love BOTH. Don't forget about YOURSELF! To sacrafice the well being of the future generations, over a wild animals best interest, is not only selfless to yourself, but selfish without care for the best interst in the future generations. It's amazing to tackle both at once.
"Besides, hunting isn't as benign as you seem to think. Perhaps death by wolf or even starvation would be preferable. I don't know. I've never been shot. But not every hunter kills with one shot, you know. It's estimated that about 50% of animals shot are wounded but not killed. So those animals then have to suffer being shot again, or bleed to death, or being weakened enough to be attacked by another animal, or being so weak as to be unable to survive and starving to death/dying of dehydration. Not too pleasant, by my estimation."
I would rather be shot a couple times than be mulled to death by a wolf. A bullet peicing is intence, but not as intense as SEVERAL teeth pericing into you, and ripping and taring your skin apart. I would also rather suffer from a bullet a few hours than go several days without food and die that way. Being shot is not as a grousom way of death. It's one of the fastest ways of dieing. Hmm..one of the most interesting convo's I yet had. :sorry:
When you are willing to sacrafice the well being of oh so terrible stupid humans who do nothing but grow and flourish, just so deer and other wild animals can grow and flourish, not with but over you instead, it takes alot of shame in your own species to feel that way.