Bella Dea wrote:
I have doubts that you kill for the sport of watching an animal die. I am all for hunting for food, and eating meat...a lion wouldn't hesitate to eat me...but we are the only species who tortures our food before eating it.
I'm not sure this is true. Cats seem to enjoy torturing their prey before they kill it. As we, like them, are predatory animals, I have little doubt that many people enjoy watching animals suffer and die, as many people enjoy watching other people suffer and die.
Incidentally, isn't saying "a lion wouldn't hesitate to eat me... therefore I have no problem with hunting and killing for food" a bit like saying "an assassin hired to kill me wouldn't hesitate to shoot, therefore I have no problem with shooting people if it profits me"?