Hogzilla II bites the dust

Caught this story on Drudge, of an 11 year-old from Alabama who killed the largest pig I have ever seen.

There are a lot many folk who enjoy hunting and will give out a list of reasons as to why it’s good and all that. I don’t see the pull, perhaps it might be more challenging if these good folk didn’t use high-powered rifles with Hubble telescope-like scopes mounted on them.

The idea of a man going into the bush with nothing but a “Rambo” knife has some appeal (remember that guy in Survivor who took down a boar with only a knife?)

Anyway, the ethics of hunting is really not the aim of this post but rather a quote by the aforementioned young hunter, and this is what he said:

It’s a good accomplishment. I probably won’t ever kill anything else that big.

Does anyone find this statement troubling? Why or why not?

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4 Responses to Hogzilla II bites the dust

  1. Bryan Hunter says:

    I am an avid hunter, and I’ve always been disturbed by trophy hunting as a primary motivation behind field sports. Certainly, it’s a thrill to HAPPEN to land or take a trophy fish or animal if it happens consequently, but seeking a trophy as an end unto itself seems to me to relay the wrong ethic. What should be foremost is a respect for creation and a heightened sense of responsibility towards preservation and conservation of resources. In the end, the response to a successful hunt should be one of humilty and gratitude towards God’s creation, not one of pride and conquest.

  2. Laz says:

    Thanks for stopping and leaving your comment B.

  3. freevolition says:

    Did you see the news report that hogzilla II was not actually a feral pig? He actually used to be someone’s pet.

    As to your question, no… I do not find the lad’s remark troubling. He’s probably right. Odds are he’ll never bag anything bigger for the remainder of his lifetime.

  4. Laz says:

    Free, good to hear from you again.

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