Originally Posted by MacabreMikolaj
An accurate bullet to the brain is the single most humane way to kill any animal - death is instant, no pain is felt, they're gone before they even know what happened to them. Most veterinarians will tell you it's more humane then euthanasia. My grandpa shot all of our horses when the day came they were too old to go on.
It makes zero mess, all that's left is a bullet hole in the forehead. A bullet is NOT going to poison a big cat - they are carnivores, they are on the top of the food chain, and their bodies are designed to withstand an ENORMOUS amount of toxic metal because of how much they ingest by eating lesser animals. This is precisely the reason we don't eat carnivores, and must be careful with things like sharks - the amount of toxic metal like mercury in their system from ingesting every other type of fish can be fatal to us.
I see nothing wrong with it - it makes PERFECT sense. It is an absolutely perfect system of NOT wasting. It amazes me how clinchy humans get about death - like somehow dropping a body into the dirt to rot as a corpse is preferable over using the body for a purpose and progressing the circle of life in a perfect circle. Let me guess, you wouldn't donate your organs if you died because it's just WRONG to die with a purpose and ability to help others. Your organs are much more right rotting in the ground, being eaten by worms.
Yeah, I guess ur right..but it still makes me shudder to think they'd do a whole head feeding in front of the kids! Lol. My sisters knows where their food comes from: they each had to help me pluck the turkey I was processing,and of course both little girls called me a murderer, etc. But they need to know it doesnt come out of a package at the supermarket. But I'd rather they learn it step by step, because there's a certain value in learning that the poult they picked out and I bought at the feedstore in april will be dinner in a couple weeks.
As will several free roosters Im fattening. I'd rather them learn like that though than *SUPRISE!* during a wild animal park feeding
And yeah, everything has a purpose, so its better than it going to waste. Just wish they could cut it up like steak cuts instead of whole. But I guess the kitties don't really care.
Heck, I guess im just a softie: I raised a steer for a 4-h project, and knew is purpose from the start. But when he got loaded on the double decker slaughter truck...I did cry.
And macabre--thats a bit of a stretch. A close friend was born with two non functioning kidneys. He received a transplant from a motorcycle accident victim about my age. He's now gettin ready to undergo another transplant (due to the last donated kidney having to be removed when he was 15--that poor kid has been thru a ton). It's amazing to see the difference someone can make in another person's life, even after you're gone. Donating could mean all the difference in the world to someone :)
Thank your all the info about the metals, too. I didnt know that! Pretty awesome stuff.