I agree, it seems weird to be pro meat and anti-hunting. I don't hunt, mostly because it is not fun for me. I was always too cold and bored, and I don't like getting up early. But that's me, if you're into it go for it.Able... well I suppose physically unable folks might get a pass as long as a true willingness exists. But it's hard to say 'I am willing to kill this animal' and really mean it if you are never presented with the opportunity. Doesn't have to be a pig, could be a chicken. even catching a fish is good. It's the awareness that this being is alive and vital and because of your choices and actions it will no longer be that. If you buy a piece of cow in a styrofoam container you have still caused it's death but you have not experienced that death in a real way.Like I said, I understand the sentiment. I just think it is an unrealistic expectation. Plus I think you can have the awareness and appreciation that you are eating something that was once alive without actually having to kill it yourself.
If you are too squeamish to kill an animal then maybe you should reexamine your feelings about eating them. That is actually my point. I think that alot of folks who eat meat would not if they had to kill an animal themselves. The idea that it is moral to eat and animal but not to kill one is strange.
I don't understand this, I quit eating meat because I could not accept killing for my food. Yet many calves are killed so I can have my milk. Yes this makes no sense. I do not buy people buying the celophane/styrofoam meat from Wal Mart and not wanting people to hunt. OK isolated incident but that is how my exboss's wife feels. I like her idea because that crap will kill you sooner than later. etc..
That is why I don't hunt anymore and the wolves have killed most deer. Don't want to hunt grouse cause we have quail, chickens and turkey.