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#16    Simbi Laveau

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 04:57 PM

View Postbones101proof, on 09 December 2012 - 10:19 AM, said:

No, Simbi, I don't shoot at bunny rabbits, (the domesticated pets) I'm talkin about wild jackrabbits and hares (mostly on farms overrun by them) hired by the ranchers in western Texas in the rabbit season. It's a good cause for everyone, especially for vegetarians who strictly eat no meat.
I know people who keep hares. They're awesome . They eat more than a reg rabbit,because their metabolism is much higher than a reg rabbit .

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 05:51 PM

Cute wheelchair idea.. some rabbits end up messing up the use of their back legs by laying down wrong.. This would've helped the rabbit I used to have.. poor bun-bun.

About the hunting thing.. If people didn't hunt, animals would overpopulate and starve to death, not to mention all the damage they can cause to the environment and farms. And, there is nothing tastier than meat you hunted yourself. :tu:

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 07:18 PM

View PostNikkiAidyn, on 09 December 2012 - 05:51 PM, said:

Cute wheelchair idea.. some rabbits end up messing up the use of their back legs by laying down wrong.. This would've helped the rabbit I used to have.. poor bun-bun.

About the hunting thing.. If people didn't hunt, animals would overpopulate and starve to death, not to mention all the damage they can cause to the environment and farms. And, there is nothing tastier than meat you hunted yourself. :tu:

I agree. My only real problems with hunting are:

A: Hunting an animal that may be extinct (not saying Rabbits or Hares are) especially when animals in general are going extinct.

and B: Poaching, leaving animals dead to rot, after having taken their horns, tusks, skull or whatever. And therefor not using them for food.

Those are my only concerns.


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Posted 09 December 2012 - 09:58 PM

I'm not sure what I think about the wheelchair for bunnies. I know they've been made to help them but to me it's kind of sad to see them in one of those :(

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 01:28 AM

View PostStill Waters, on 09 December 2012 - 09:58 PM, said:

I'm not sure what I think about the wheelchair for bunnies. I know they've been made to help them but to me it's kind of sad to see them in one of those :(
Well,if my bun was looking at loss of back leg movement ,I would consider it ,if the bun seemed ok spiritwise .
These guys seem fine .

I had a three legged cat ,and I looked into prosthetics for a while ,but she didn't even like a sock over the stump .
She ran as fast as a four legged cat .
It depends upon the animal I think .
I found Ethel very perky and happy to be able to run again .

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 06:59 AM

View PostInsaniac, on 08 December 2012 - 03:24 PM, said:



It's 2012. Can't you buy food from a grocery store?
I'm sorry, but you don't seriously think it's better to eat the meat from the grocery store?
I must be misunderstanding you.

And Simbi; Pigs are one of the most intelligent animals there is. Yet we keep thousands of them locked up for breeding so we can have our pork. They never get out of their hellhole and they scream like humans when the slaughter truck arrives. They know what's happening.Trust me I know. My neighbor is a pig farmer. Quite litterly.
If you want help quitting the pork, I can call you when the truck arrives. It's several times a week.

I'm all for the hunting. The wild animal has at least had a good life.

And just to have said it. I'm not talking about hunting endangered species here.



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Posted 20 December 2012 - 10:45 AM

View PostMarvelAtTheWords, on 20 December 2012 - 06:59 AM, said:


I'm sorry, but you don't seriously think it's better to eat the meat from the grocery store?
I must be misunderstanding you.

And Simbi; Pigs are one of the most intelligent animals there is. Yet we keep thousands of them locked up for breeding so we can have our pork. They never get out of their hellhole and they scream like humans when the slaughter truck arrives. They know what's happening.Trust me I know. My neighbor is a pig farmer. Quite litterly.
If you want help quitting the pork, I can call you when the truck arrives. It's several times a week.

I'm all for the hunting. The wild animal has at least had a good life.

And just to have said it. I'm not talking about hunting endangered species here.

No,I know pigs ....I know. Most meat you see in supermarkets. Beef pork ,poultry ,the animals were sick,fed drugs ,and the meat was treated with carbon monoxide to make it looks red .
Pus is found in milk ,meat .
Yah,I know...I know .
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Posted 20 December 2012 - 01:12 PM

Awww Simbi. I'm sorry. I shouldn't have said that. It's just that I can hear them scream all the way from across the field.
I hate it.


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Posted 20 December 2012 - 11:54 PM

View PostSimbi Laveau, on 09 December 2012 - 04:55 PM, said:



An environmental issue is a whole other thing. This is not an issue in the USA .
I also think all hunting sucks,but I know its a necessity for some. I do not discriminate about which animals should be killed .
I hate duck bear wolf deer boar hunting ..poaching is even worse .
I don't eat beef ,fish ,veal ,lamb ,chicken or duck ,anymore.
I've given them up,one by one .  
I'm still trying to give up pork ,as its the hardest for me .I stopped eating squid and octopus too .

Given I have buns ,I'm especially sensitive about it ,because I know just how domestic they really are.

I do believe solely hunting for sport is wrong.

A big problem with the food types you listed is the market. Some countries don't have any pressure to implement a proper system to accommodate to the animals well being. The countries with more internal pressure to implement a proper system have the market to worry about. After proper implementation the price of that food not only goes up, but the contenders cheaper alternative starts to be imported.

Animal well being in that area might be improved at a cost of the extra profits. But the counterbalance might even mean very little difference at all due to these other countries increasing production as a result of increased imports.

A summary of problems with this is... Local and national business suffer loss of market share while making less of a profit. Money goes overseas. Overseas companies that do not comply with a satisfactory level of animal well being increase scale.

I understand the deeper connection you have with bunnies as a result of having some and seeing them more on a personal level. But this whole situation requires a world effort or at least better education, production or even marketing to encourage the practise of increasing animal welfare in the food production industry.


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Posted 21 December 2012 - 06:31 AM

View PostOrcseeker, on 20 December 2012 - 11:54 PM, said:

I do believe solely hunting for sport is wrong.

A big problem with the food types you listed is the market. Some countries don't have any pressure to implement a proper system to accommodate to the animals well being. The countries with more internal pressure to implement a proper system have the market to worry about. After proper implementation the price of that food not only goes up, but the contenders cheaper alternative starts to be imported.

Animal well being in that area might be improved at a cost of the extra profits. But the counterbalance might even mean very little difference at all due to these other countries increasing production as a result of increased imports.

A summary of problems with this is... Local and national business suffer loss of market share while making less of a profit. Money goes overseas. Overseas companies that do not comply with a satisfactory level of animal well being increase scale.

I understand the deeper connection you have with bunnies as a result of having some and seeing them more on a personal level. But this whole situation requires a world effort or at least better education, production or even marketing to encourage the practise of increasing animal welfare in the food production industry.

Every market handling animals should have a Temple Grandin overseeing the procedure.
The work she did with comforting and easing of tension and death anxiety amongst cattle got her the name the Cow Whisperer.
You should watch the movie named after her - Temple Grandin.

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