I will never understand the mentality of people wanting to kill, but I guess it will continue until the end of time.
I fail to see the reason in allowing hunters to fulfill their blood lust on dikes that families with pets frequent every 10 minutes or so.
This is especially unnerving at dusk and in the mist when visibility is poor. I thought safety regulations were stringent when owning a firearm, apparently not so much when it comes to hunting.
I realize that nothing will stop these people who feel big and powerful with a gun in their hand, but here are a few suggestions that might help.
If it's killing you enjoy, apply for a part time job at the slaughter house; if it's the thrill of the hunt, join the army, it's even more exciting; if it's for target skills, join a clay pigeon club; if it's for food, surprise, most areas have shops that sell food without endangering the general public.
A favourite explanation is that culling is necessary; that might be true in very few cases, but I've never heard of a hunter taking care to destroy only the weak, sick or frail. On the contrary, it's the best of the species that's in their sights, (unlike animals that are used for human consumption where the best are used for breeding).
I enjoy guns and have experienced a variety in the army, from a 110mm cannon on a tank down to the little .22 with numerous calibers in between, but I have never found any reason to go and kill something just for sport.
C. Grindley-Ferris Coquitlam