I love to hunt and I don't have any problem blasting criters as long as I do it in a way that is respectful to my prey. When I say respectful I mean a clean kill and not out of hate and with every attempt to harvest/utilize the animal meat or fur. That said; I see plenty of people who demonize Preditors and Varmints.
I Understand that animals must also be controled and hunters are perfect for population control because we are basically preditors ouselves as long as we are using legal methods.
My question is why do people demonise Wolves and Coyotes and devalue other animals namely varmints.
The Native americans called the Coyote brother because they saw it as a felow preditor with great skill and worthy of respect.
I've never even been to the west so I guess ranchers hate pararie dogs but why do people hate crows? The crow is another animal that Native Americans repected.
I have seen some great ethical arguments on this site concerning the ethics of long range hunting and I just wanted to see what everyone thought about this.