I wasn't going to wade in but the last poster used the word "inexcusable"I grew up in the 70's, we were poor and the only occasions on which we ate well was when my Dad or myself shot a Pheasant, Woodpigeon or Rabbit. I was an excellent shot with a 12 bore at age 6 and yes today I would never hurt anything but you're saying subsistence shooting is inexcusable - you've had it way too easyDave
'The power of accurate observation .... is commonly called cynicism by those that have not got it.
George Bernard Shaw'
And to add, the argument of "if you eat meat, you should kill the animal at least once" is a fallacy. We're (supposedly) an intelligent and compassionate species, but we're also omnivorous by nature. Leaving the necessary food chain killing of animals to those with the tools to do it humanely isn't wrong or avoiding, it's simply a fact of modern life.Otherwise we can apply the same argument to war (if you want peace, you should join the military and fight) or your smartphone (if you want technology, you should work in a cobalt mine in Africa), your clothes (labor factory in the far East) and so forth. It's a subtle ad-hominem attack.