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PETA: Hunting Magazines Are Worse Than Porn, You Know

Mick135 Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 5:42 PM
Hunting magazines: media aimed (pun intended) for a target market (again) with the idea of sharing a kindred interest. Aimed at doing something humans-and all predators-have been doing for millenia, hunting; whether for food or sport, I believe it is in our DNA to hunt. That's the hunting aspect; now the retail: hunters, through purchases of firearms, bows, ammunition, arrows, essentially anything connected to the sport (eqully applies to fishing) pay enormous amounts of money in their pursuit, most of which is taxed beyond any other product line via the Pittman-Robertson Act, which does more to sustain and rebuild habitat for game species and coincidentally virtually all other species of wildlife. That magazine is sold by a storekeeper
Dave8528 Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 8:19 PM
I've never hunted in my life. But I will defend the right for people to hunt. Early man only survived because they all had to hunt to survive . I will never defend people to own porno, it diminishes women to being sex objects.
MikefromDE Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 8:36 PM
Dave: So in essence, your support is based on a personal moral preference despite the fact that both publishers are offering the same defense against the same accusation.

You know, early man only survived because they all had to compete for the most desirable female to procreate successfully; and in doing so, it diminished the women to being sex objects
The Original Alice Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 9:39 PM
Interesting [and good] points, Mike.

While I bet you won't like it, I use the Bible as my moral compass.
God's very clear on his treatment of women - that we are precious, and the treatment mandated for us was *radical* in Biblical times.

Re: animals and our eating of them - that came with the Fall. That had not been God's original plan, but Sin brought about death. But it is the system now, and we have been made stewards over the animals. This means we are to treat them ethically - but not equally.
If experimenting on them will cure cancer, AIDS, or feline leukemia, the greater Good wins.
Mick135 Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 5:49 PM
Storekeeper who at the very least realizes that there is a purchasing market for that particular product, thus adding cash flow to his (likely) low-profit-percentage store. PETA bellyaches, lies, and kills when expedient; hypocritical at the minimum, fraudulent as well, self-important certainly. Having a "cause" seems to justify themselves to themselves. So let them eat the tofu that came from ground previously wild, now plowed to plant the seed of their hypocrisy... where do those birds, snakes, voles, mice, grasshoppers, etc. live now, oh holier-than thou? Simply put: Get a life.

PETA has been causing trouble for years, but in recent days we've seen them target children by comparing turkeys to the family dog, we've seen them beg President Obama to not pardon the turkey at the White House and now, they're trying to make the argument that hunting magazines are worse than porn. 

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is encouraging national retailer Hudson News to put hunting magazines where children can’t see them -- because, “Like other forms of casual or thrill violence, hunting spawns a dangerous desensitization to the suffering of others.”

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