Today’s post stars our Large Munsterlander Alfie. At just 18 months old, he is a big slop, but he his hunting instincts are acute, with the slight nervousness about water 🤣.
The vast majority know that I love wildlife. I especially like to shoot wildlife……. Wait for it…… with my camera 📷, that way others can enjoy the animals around us also.
So, as an owner of a dog breed for hunting, but also a nature lover, where do I stand on hunting???
Unfortunately human beings have screwed up the natural balance within our wildlife over the last few centuries, which means there are insufficient natural predators, leading to a need to cull certain species (deer for example) to prevent other parts of our natural world from being damaged or destroyed.
I am not a fan of hunting for ‘sport’. I can’t understand why people feel good about shooting 50 pheasants just because they can…..
When it comes to hunting, and hounds are used, again I am not a fan. However, [if] there’s a need to control the population of foxes or other animals, then, although it is barbaric, I favour using dogs to hunt rather than shooting…..
Why would someone who cares deeply about animals make such a statement??? Not lightly, I assure you, but, again IF, culling is required at least with dogs a healthy fit animal is likely to escape and only old or ill prey will be caught.
I know it’s a subject which carries very strong views, and my intent here is to look at the debate with a logical approach.
You may not agree with me, and that’s fine. Sometimes, I’m not sure I agree with myself 🤣, but thanks for reading and I hope you like today’s photo.