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I am not sure how far this goes into the whole thread. However, views will differ and people dont understand why others feel the way they do. I have had to take a life of a wild animal that was hit on the side of the road. It happened to be a doe with a fawn in tow. The fawn was ok, but the doe would not be able to get up and walk and would in time, bleed out. So, while everyone was freaking out about the situation and some arguing about leaving the mom alone to die with her fawn i pulled out my pistol walked over to her. I sat down beside her and calmly talked to her moved some grass towards her to encourage her to eat or take her mind off what was going on. Her only focus was on her fawn, thats it, so i quietly took my pistol and dispatched her right there. I then jumped up and went racing after the fawn, purposefully shooting into the ground ahead of me in no way endangering anyone or the fawn. WHY? to scare that fawn away, to make sure it ran away and didnt come back. In the 20+ years i have been hunting, I have always said thank you to the animals that I have taken in order to feed my family. its about respect for another living thing. Once everyone picked up there jaws off the ground, I asked if the police were called, and then dialed fish and game. Both the local PD and Fish & Game showed up, we cleaned the deer and they took it to a needy family. Some people deal with death differently. Be respectful of each other and of all living life.
Just because someone is comfortable "sliting" an animals throat, doesnt mean they are any better or worse than me using a firearm to dispatch a mortally wounded creature. The reality is, once you slit the femoral arteries the animal will fall asleep a lot faster than you think. Is it the best way, no, but its 1000% better than letting it bleed to death on its own or even breaking the neck (which never works on an animal that large).