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Hunting: Why do we hunt? Why kill animals when we no longer need to do so to eat?

Hunting: Why do we hunt? Why kill animals when we no longer need to do so to eat?

FromThe Why Factor


Hunting: Why do we hunt? Why kill animals when we no longer need to do so to eat?

FromThe Why Factor

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Length:
18 minutes
Released:
Jan 1, 2016
Format:
Podcast Episode

Description

Why do we hunt? In some societies hunting is necessary to get food, but why do those who can buy meat in a shop go out hunting? Do they like to kill? Or is there something else at play? Lucy Ash talks to hunters from Canada, South Africa, the US and Scotland, who between them have killed animals ranging from deer to elephants, to ask them why they do it.



She finds out that the majority of hunters don’t actually like the act of killing, but hunt because they enjoy the adrenaline-fuelled tracking, or being out in nature with heightened senses, or simply to provide for their families in a way they find much more satisfying than simply buying meat in a grocery store. And then there are some reasons that go deeper.



(Photo: A hunter with this dog and a deer)
Released:
Jan 1, 2016
Format:
Podcast Episode