12. A Culture of Violence and Hunting

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Donald Trump’s Son is Awesome At Killing Elephants And Other Wildlife.

Like other forms of casual or “thrill” violence, hunting leads to a dangerous desensitization to the suffering of others. A 2006 poll showed seventy-eight percent of Americans supported legal hunting. Research in psychology and criminology shows that people who commit violent acts against animals rarely stop there, as many move on to target their fellow humans. A study conducted by Northeastern University and the Massachusetts SPCA found that people who abuse animals are five times more likely to commit violent crimes against humans. The majority of inmates who are scheduled to be executed for murder at California’s San Quentin State Prison “practiced” their crimes on animals, according to the warden.

Hunting in no way is a sport! Sports involve competition between two consenting individuals or teams and usually a referee. Hunters shoot animals with rifles, shotguns, and bows and…

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