The Case Against Sports- Part 9: Hunting

Written by Dick Sheerer

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

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In modern civilization there is absolutely no reason to hunt or fish. Such sports are retrogressive compulsions to return to our primitive subhuman origin and are popular among people with lower levels of intellect. They fear the challenging changes of urban integration that comes with rapid evolutionary advancement so they try to escape and seek refuge in the wild. In their ultimate aim to become an animal they further withdraw from society and gradually adopt animal traits such as lower IQ. In addition animals are depicted as humans in cartoons such as Mickey Mouse, Bugs Bunny and Yogi the Bear. These cultural icons are loveable animals are hunted down and shot without mercy in order to teach children that rodents and rabbits are vermin and bears are dangerous man-eaters.

Hunters use the sport as a way to boost their low self-esteem. They feel insecure in their normal daily routine and can't cope with the stressful demands of modern life. By our cultural standards they are losers compared to other members of society. The pressure to succeed is so intolerable it drives some people mad, and to go on shooting rampages killing everyone in their path. Most people want to massacre others but they don't want to go to prison or be killed by the police, so they do the next best thing-kill animals.

Hunting provides an outlet for such rage. Not only is it legal but also encouraged by the government as a way to vent hostilities that would otherwise result in mass murders of citizens. Rather than killing fellow citizens-who can kill back-most people prefer hunting animals instead. Humans carrying high caliber rifles with telescopic lenses have a distinct advantage over animals. No special marksmanship skill is necessary with a shotgun, just point and shoot because the blast radius is wider than the side of a barn.

Despite technological superiority humans are still outsmarted by animals that can literally smell them from a mile away. Ironically humans try to prove their mental mastery over the animals by using other animals such as hunting dogs to help. The dogs do everything from tracking the prey, known as the game animal, to finding it and pointing at it, and retrieving it if and when the hunter shoots it. Lazy fox hunters of the so-called high society also ride horses to aid in the chase.

The use of animals to hunt game is clearly cheating but is tolerated because people think it is unfair that ignorant animals succeed and hunters fail. In defense of the prey however, it should be noted that the failure of hunters is not always the fault of the animals. Hunters are prone to failure whether or not animals are involved. A statistical review of hunting related fatalities shows numerous incidents of hunters accidentally shooting themselves or shooting another hunter; and a staggering amount of times when hunters went over a cliff edge and fell to their deaths.

Hunters also have a propensity for getting lost in the wilderness for weeks and starving to death. Despite all these tragic accidents there has been so many more humorous hunting incidents, such as the thousands of hunters from all over the world who die each year from attacks by ferocious lions, tiger, grizzly bears, crocodiles, snakes, and all the other man-eating beasts with a score to settle.

The story above is a satire or parody. It is entirely fictitious.

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