25 May '12, 3am

Canucks Player Under Fire for Bear Baiting | Care2 Causes

Canucks Player Under Fire for Bear Baiting | Care2 Causes

Vancouver Canucks player David Booth is getting quite a bit of negative attention after taking to Twitter to post photos and video of himself killing a black bear while he was on vacation in Alberta. Animal advocates, and even some hunters, are taking a major issue with the fact that he was bear baiting, a controversial hunting practice that involves leaving food out to lure animals to a certain spot where they’re easier to kill. Some take issue with the advantage it gives hunters, ruining the supposed “fair chase,” while others simply abhor trophy hunting altogether. “It is even more difficult to find a moral justification for trophy hunting ― the killing of an animal to satisfy human vanity. There is a moral difference between killing for food and killing for pleasure. While an ethical vegetarian might argue that both are unnecessary, the latter plumbs the depths of immo...

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