Prompted by some of the comments on the 'Air Rifles for Rabbits' thread I have hijacked Pigshyt Freedman's advice to Higgs bosun in starting this thread: My standpoint on hunting: 1. I have no problems with hunting for food or pest control. 2. I believe that such hunting should be done, within reason, in a manner that does not entail unnecessary suffering to the animal. 3. Trophy hunting doesn't really do it for me, but there's a gray area with animals that are both trophies and tasty scoff - stags for example. 4. In my opinion, a good clean shot to kill an animal in the field is more human than intensively rearing animals to be slaughtered. We all have our views on killing animals, I'd be interested to have some polite debate on this subject (it's not the NAAFI). Is anyone against killing animals in the field, but not a vegetarian? Should one go the whole hog (sorry), be a vegan and not wear leather. Where is the sensible middle ground between shooting black rhino and knitting one's own tofu?