Beowulf said:I quote:-
If the place which the LORD thy God hath chosen to put his name there be too far from thee, then thou shalt kill of thy herd and thy flock, which the LORD hath given thee, as I have commanded thee, and thou shalt eat in thy gates whatsoever thy soul lusteth after.
Even as the roebuck and the hart is eaten, so thou shalt eat them: the unclean and the clean shall eat of them alike.
Only be sure that thou eat not the blood: for the blood is the life; and thou mayest not eat the life with the flesh.
Thou shalt not eat it; thou shalt pour it upon the earth as water.
The fifth book of Moses (Deuteronomy chapter 12).
See its okay to hunt deer God says so! Tell the anti's that!
JAYB said:Mr B,
I have always maintained that the outdoors, in the woods and places that I spend my time hunting, is my Church and place of faith. It would appear that according to Moses and the good book, it's official.
With people who spout off about hunting being cruel I adopt Paul K's approach. I like to ask them how they think the meat got onto supermarket shelves, point out the travel involved, describe the process at the abbatoir, ask them how they think the cow or sheep or whatever feels about that. Then I point out that what I take and eat was living free and wild and then just died from being shot, no travel, no stress, then I ask what method they think is the best. I have to admit though that when the real zealots still tell me that I am cruel, after we have discussed the methods of slaughter, I have been known to tell them that they are the cruel ones, to impose such stress on animals and not only that if they cannot see they are cruel they must be as thick as grease, or a suitable similar substance if they really annoy me.
But now I can quote the Bible and do not have to argue with anyone. I think I will save the Bible quoting for the reasonable folks, must allow myself some fun