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Wild animals never kill for sport

Wild animals never kill for sport. Man is the only one to whom the torture and death of his fellow creatures is amusing in itself. James Anthony Froude, English historian (1818 - 1894). More homepage quotes

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Guest: Nature (827 days ago)

Wrong! I have seen cats kill for sport and not eat what they killed.

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Wrong! I have seen cats kill for sport and not eat what they killed.

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WalterEgo WalterEgo (827 days ago)

Have you seen any wild animals kill for sport?

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Have you seen any wild animals kill for sport?

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Guest: (827 days ago)

Here's a video that shows you 10 of them. There are probably more if you just use the all-powerful google.

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Here's a video that shows you 10 of them. There are probably more if you just use the all-powerful google.

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Guest: (827 days ago)

foxes all the time. if a fox enters a chicken coop not one bird will survive and at most the fox will take a couple back to eat.

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foxes all the time. if a fox enters a chicken coop not one bird will survive and at most the fox will take a couple back to eat.

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WalterEgo WalterEgo (827 days ago)

But is that a wild animal killing for sport?

Maybe it's a fox in an unnatural situation (surrounded by caged birds) doing what foxes do - kill chickens. It hasn't been "programmed" to do anything else when sharing a confined space with chickens.

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But is that a wild animal killing for sport?

Maybe it's a fox in an unnatural situation (surrounded by caged birds) doing what foxes do - kill chickens. It hasn't been "programmed" to do anything else when sharing a confined space with chickens.

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Guest: (827 days ago)

yes it is. foxes are wild and the don't do it for food. and yes like you said it is just what they do they kill for sport.

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yes it is. foxes are wild and the don't do it for food. and yes like you said it is just what they do they kill for sport.

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WalterEgo WalterEgo (826 days ago)

Sure they may not kill for food, but I'm trying to imagine what "sport" means to a fox. Isn't this a case of anthropomorphism, attributing human characteristics to a fox?

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Sure they may not kill for food, but I'm trying to imagine what "sport" means to a fox. Isn't this a case of anthropomorphism, attributing human characteristics to a fox?

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Guest: (826 days ago)

being too literal. sport is for fun. yes animals kill for fun without needing to and foxes are just one example. use the word sport as in the quote as that is what we are talking about.

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being too literal. sport is for fun. yes animals kill for fun without needing to and foxes are just one example. use the word sport as in the quote as that is what we are talking about.

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WalterEgo WalterEgo (826 days ago)

I don't think I am being too literal, or deviating from the quote. Isn''t the quote comparing an animal sport like fox hunting, with a wild fox let loose in a chicken shed. Can you really say they are both the same because they are both doing it for "fun"? I don't think they are comparable.

I think the quote is basically right. The difference is that humans choose to have fun in that way, foxes only know one way to react to a chicken, that's kill it.

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I don't think I am being too literal, or deviating from the quote. Isn''t the quote comparing an animal sport like fox hunting, with a wild fox let loose in a chicken shed. Can you really say they are both the same because they are both doing it for "fun"? I don't think they are comparable.

I think the quote is basically right. The difference is that humans choose to have fun in that way, foxes only know one way to react to a chicken, that's kill it.

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Guest: (826 days ago)

quote says animals dont find torture or death amusing or entertaining. you have been proven wrong on foxes and theres theother video with many other examples. plenty of animals kill for entertainment.in fact its only humans who think theres anything wrong with it.

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quote says animals dont find torture or death amusing or entertaining. you have been proven wrong on foxes and theres theother video with many other examples. plenty of animals kill for entertainment.in fact its only humans who think theres anything wrong with it.

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WalterEgo WalterEgo (826 days ago)

I guess the only thing we can be sure of is that some humans torture and kill for amusement. With wild animals we'll never know, because we can't ask them.

Don't you think there is a difference between a fox hunt and a fox in chicken shed?

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I guess the only thing we can be sure of is that some humans torture and kill for amusement. With wild animals we'll never know, because we can't ask them.

Don't you think there is a difference between a fox hunt and a fox in chicken shed?

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Guest: (826 days ago)

right well if we can never know then i guess you cant say they never do. yeh big difference between fox hunt and a chicken coop. fox hunts have lots of small reasons including entertainment. fox in a coop has just 1.. entertainment.

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right well if we can never know then i guess you cant say they never do. yeh big difference between fox hunt and a chicken coop. fox hunts have lots of small reasons including entertainment. fox in a coop has just 1.. entertainment.

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Guest: (826 days ago)

Wrong. A fox will kill all the chickens in a run and, left to its own devices, will remove all the dead birds and 'cache' them for later retrieval for food. It's a similar bahaviour to us filling a shopping cart and taking the food home. Foxes, like any other predator, are driven by instinct to take all the easy prey it can because they don't know when or where the next meal may come from.

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Wrong. A fox will kill all the chickens in a run and, left to its own devices, will remove all the dead birds and 'cache' them for later retrieval for food. It's a similar bahaviour to us filling a shopping cart and taking the food home. Foxes, like any other predator, are driven by instinct to take all the easy prey it can because they don't know when or where the next meal may come from.

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Guest: (826 days ago)

wrong. i know from experience that a fox kills all the birds whether it intends to return or not. more times than i care to recall a fox has been undisturbed and still didnt come back we found the birds in the morning some not even totally dead. foxes like many other predators enjoy a kill and practise where they can. you totally misundertand fox food caches. they are very small only a few mouthfuls and only for 1 night or 2 and very rare for a whole prey and you think a fox intends on caching 24 chickens? please.

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wrong. i know from experience that a fox kills all the birds whether it intends to return or not. more times than i care to recall a fox has been undisturbed and still didnt come back we found the birds in the morning some not even totally dead. foxes like many other predators enjoy a kill and practise where they can. you totally misundertand fox food caches. they are very small only a few mouthfuls and only for 1 night or 2 and very rare for a whole prey and you think a fox intends on caching 24 chickens? please.

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WalterEgo WalterEgo (826 days ago)

Fox hunts exist for many small reasons, as you say, but all of them a choice. A fox in a chicken shed has only instinct.

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Fox hunts exist for many small reasons, as you say, but all of them a choice. A fox in a chicken shed has only instinct.

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lol what are you the fox whisperer? On what basis do you know that foxes or cats kill just on 'instinct'? Who's to say humans don't also have an inborn urge to hunt for fun too? Our ancestors hunted animals. Seems to me you are just defining sport killing as instinct for animals and fun for humans with no evidence. And if animals are robots that only operate on instinct then the idea that humans are evil while animals are pure and innocent is false like you and the quote try to imply is false anyway.

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lol what are you the fox whisperer? On what basis do you know that foxes or cats kill just on 'instinct'? Who's to say humans don't also have an inborn urge to hunt for fun too? Our ancestors hunted animals. Seems to me you are just defining sport killing as instinct for animals and fun for humans with no evidence. And if animals are robots that only operate on instinct then the idea that humans are evil while animals are pure and innocent is false like you and the quote try to imply is false anyway.

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Guest: (826 days ago)

who knows. maybe its a choice maybe its instinct. maybe its instinct for it to be entertained by needless killing. whats your point.

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who knows. maybe its a choice maybe its instinct. maybe its instinct for it to be entertained by needless killing. whats your point.

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Tsuki Tsuki (827 days ago)

We don't play, we train. Come the revolution, stupid humans will not know what hit them. Don't say I didn't warn you.

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We don't play, we train. Come the revolution, stupid humans will not know what hit them. Don't say I didn't warn you.

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Ikust Ikust (827 days ago)

I kill cats for fun. Woof!

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I kill cats for fun. Woof!

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Tsuki Tsuki (826 days ago)

You're supposed to be on my side. You should be taking humans for walkies, not the other way round. Come the revolution, we gotta stick together. 8 legs are better than 2, never forget that.

And get that tourettes seen to.

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You're supposed to be on my side. You should be taking humans for walkies, not the other way round. Come the revolution, we gotta stick together. 8 legs are better than 2, never forget that.

And get that tourettes seen to.

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Guest: Drumbeat (816 days ago)

You lot never seen a killer whale and a baby seal pup ? What do you watch?

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You lot never seen a killer whale and a baby seal pup ? What do you watch?

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Guest: Ephraim Zimbalist Jr (826 days ago)

Maybe you could add domestic cats, which are happy to play with mice but often don't actually eat them.

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Maybe you could add domestic cats, which are happy to play with mice but often don't actually eat them.

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