Trying To Show Sympathy

This poor hunter is being victimised…

John with Geese flying away.

John with Geese flying away.

Apparently, according to this article in The Press & Journal (Aberdeen), this poor chap has been prevented from enjoying his lifelong bird-slaughtering-for-fun relaxation by saboteurs in the form of birdwatchers at a Moray Scotland nature reserve. The surreptitious killjoys spoiled the birds’ flight paths, walked around conspicuously wearing high-vis clothing and generally disturbed the birds by their movements.

Is it any wonder he threatened to shoot the birdwatchers instead when he discovered that the police were less than interested in his plight.

Birdwatchers 1 – Hunters 0. I’m smirking self-satisfactorily! Who do you support?



About starrywazzoh

I'm a birder in Western Europe (UK, France & Spain) and Central Asia, with occasional visits elsewhere. Birding is my principal hobby and I dedicate as much time around work and other commitments.
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9 Responses to Trying To Show Sympathy

  1. Great, I just can’t understand that it is allowed to kill any animal for fun, it is so sick.

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  2. Vicki says:

    what if he is not hunting for fun but hunting for food? you can buy duck at the supermarket or in a restaurant and enjoy eating it, so what’s the difference? Trophy hunting is terrible but hunting for food is not. I’ll bet those bird watchers who spoiled his hunting eat chicken and turkey.

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    • starrywazzoh says:

      Thanks for expressing your opinion, Vicki. Yes, trophy hunting is not good, hunting for food is acceptable – if life is such that you really need to do that (see my earlier post about under-ice mussel hunters). Farmed food is a necessity. Disturbing wildlife at a nature reserve? Hard for me to see the justification. Yes, birders eat (farmed) chicken and turkey (at least, this one does) but not wild geese from nature reserve. Just my opinion.

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      • Vicki says:

        I completely understand what you are saying, and I don’t know why reserves open up for hunting, it is like that where I live also and I cringe when I hear rifle shots early in the morning because you just know what they are doing. I think that most hunting is not done for necessity but if they eat what they hunt at least they are not stuffing it and hanging it on a wall.. have you ever been to a certain camping/hunting franchise where they have many full-size poor creatures? that is enough to make any anti-trophy hunter cringe and never go back to that store.


      • starrywazzoh says:

        Thanks Vicki. I have been to such places, and like you, only once.

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  3. Shannon says:

    I put hunters into two groups: subsistence hunters and ‘pastime’ hunters. I come from pastime hunter stock, and as clearly I have been able to live well without requiring the death of others, I challenge them to do the same. Time to grow up, people. Nature — even man — is better served without an ape with an itchy trigger finger.

    I vote for the field lens and eating from the soil. 😀

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