Mondi wrote:Regardless of what one thinks of hunting, I don't like Booth's attitude about it.
Throwing around the term "rights". If hunting in that jurisdiction requires a license, then hunting is in fact a privilege. There is no law on the books that says, "Everyone has the right to go into the woods, bait a wild animal and slaughter it from a safe position." It likely says something like, "No person shall hunt black bears unless they have a valid licence." A privilege implies much less than a right. A privilege is granted by the state, a right is something that can never be taken away.
What Booth said is "I have the right to choose
See, after having acquired a hunting license, he then CHOSE to hunt.
So yeah, nothing wrong with his attitude Mr Hairsplitter.
Mondi wrote:Now, if one has a licence then sure go out in the bush and exercise that privilege of slaughtering helpless animals, go right ahead.
Well that's exactly what he did!
BTW who slaughtered the chicken you ate yesterday and how “helpless” was said chicken?
Should said chicken have been given a fighting chance?
I’m thinking said bear lived a better life than said chicken.
Mondi wrote:As for the analogy of people eating meat and wearing leather? It breaks down immediately unless Booth caught this animal for subsistence purposes.
Ummmm pretty sure the bear wasn't left to rot in the woods Mondi.
Mondi wrote:One thing is for sure however, at 4+ million per season, Booth did not NEED to kill this bear.
So only poor folk should have the privilege of killing bears?
Poor folk can't afford hunting licenses I hope you know.
Mondi wrote:This kid is a blockhead and his actions on the ice and off the ice do nothing to dispel the notion. You're in the public eye David, keep your private life private and you'd have no problems.
So you’re opposed to social media?