Matthew Axon

Penzance, United Kingdom

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Matthew Axon
Posted over 3 years ago
Is fox hunting ethically correct?
I know plenty a farmers, not hard to here in England since there are so many rural areas. Some of them secure their chicken coops with about 10 pound and some elbow grease. They never have any fox trouble unless the chickens escape. Most fox hunting is done for enjoyment and they claim its "pest elimination" so that it isn't illegal.
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Matthew Axon
Posted over 3 years ago
Is fox hunting ethically correct?
The problem here being that the foxes aren't harming the environment. The problem here, as I see it, is that the worst a fox has done is to go into a chicken coop and enjoy itself a free meal. Foxes have families too, as you are aware, and I am quite sure going to get food for said family is easier in a chicken coop than hunting one out in the wild.
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Matthew Axon
Posted over 3 years ago
Is fox hunting ethically correct?
I unfortunately value the life of a human over that of an animal, but I believe that to simply be the fact that I can relate to another human at the core of his or her being. I understand that I did go to extremes in a number of example but I believe you'll have noticed how that was necessary to convey my point. And even though you may not think so, your arguments have gotten through. I understand the viewpoint of some hunters and the reasoning behind the general act. I just don't support it and especially not the way it is done.
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Matthew Axon
Posted over 3 years ago
Is fox hunting ethically correct?
I admit that I am worse than a fox. I too kill mosquitoes! More, however, on the base that they can kill me with diseases they carry over the simplicity that they are a pest. Yes, every species does want control. But think about this: We're the only species killing every other species at once. Through pollution we are literally killing our own world. You even go on to claim that if we didn't kill things we'd lose our humanity. Why, then, can we not kill each other? Were I to kill an animal against the law I may get a sentence from a month to a few years. Whereas if I killed a human I'd be jailed for years. If you support cruelty and killing instinct in humans you must also denounce the current crime system we have.
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Matthew Axon
Posted over 3 years ago
Is fox hunting ethically correct?
But are humans not a worse nuisance than foxes? I find that killing something simply because you dislike its existence, even if only in a certain area, is not only inhumane but also hypocritical! What makes it worse is when you realise that they are only a pest because of us. We encroach on their land and build over their homes. They have simply adapted to "live with us" by using our easy meals as their own. If I converted your house to a KFC when you were gone one week but you still had the key I'm fairly sure you'd sneak in the back to steal some food when you got hungry while you took up the inevitable lawsuit. Only difference is animals don't get lawyers.
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Matthew Axon
Posted over 3 years ago
Is fox hunting ethically correct?
I am fine with things such as fishing so long as it is either released unharmed or eaten. The problem with fox hunting is that they take the pelt for either sales or a trophy then leave the body to rot, assuming they even use anything at all! As for this man-fox-hunt; I have to say that no one would ever do this because the people doing this claim that it is the eradication of a pest.
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Matthew Axon
Posted over 3 years ago
If we all work TOGETHER towards ONE goal, we can achieve it must faster than working AGAINST EACH OTHER towards the SAME goal.
Something that philosophers have pondered since we developed language. My thoughts? Greed. Same reason communism fails to take of. Greed. We are inherently greedy and do what's best for us. I do. You do. Anyone reading this does. Because if you only do what's best for others chances are you're going to die unless someone else supports you. Another is individuality. No one is the same. I myself am nonreligious. Therefore my views on religion will far differ from yours. Poverty? There's no poverty in a good communist system. Unfortunately, as I stated before, communism destroys itself through greed. A large number of wars are through either greed or religion. And fighting is two men disagreeing to the point of violence.
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Matthew Axon
Posted over 3 years ago
What is a soul and what is its purpose?
As a nonreligious person I find the soul to be a thought and idea more than an actuality. A soul is what makes life into life. IT is a way of explaining the metaphorical heart inside us. But most of all I believe it is the one thing we hide behind when confronted with the fact that we are animals. No one is comfortable with the idea that we are not as far from our quadrupedal as we'd like to think. We need a way to truly alienate ourselves from our heritage so we claim to have a "soul".