including human beings, in their own words, which is a very small sample of such messages posted to their own, restricted membership email discussion groups (unless otherwise noted):
From: Ron Huntley
. . . if
you want to really do the kids
you would teach them how to humanely kill
when it is necessary. My mother taught me how to kill
chickens over 50 years ago when I was eight and it never did me any harm.
I would even say that it made me a more realistic person.
I'm always encouraged when someone
in the pigeon sport tells of how they ... know
the importance of humanely
Subject: Gen Info. ...culling
From: Ed Dillon
protection groups will keep you from ridding yourself of the spotted owl,
the desert tortise, the hawks and every other imaginable creature that
they believe must be saved...
I was planning an impassioned
post..., but I had to go out and
... shoot a cat that's been
after the pigeons. ... Cost of the ammunition is trivial,
but it takes at least 15 minutes to bury the carcass, and I'd rather use
this time for other things.
If [a person against lethal culling]
were a pigeon in my loft [it] would be culled...
FACT NOT FICTION
think the subject of culling
... is good publicity for the hobby ...
Subject: OTHER: pigeon legislation
From: Hans Windgassen
Organization: Sophie's Sweepstake Emporium
Subject: Re: Culling ...
From: Jim Schneider [NMRollers]
list is for information and
introducing beginners in the pigeon
hobby..., whether it be Racers, Rollers or Show,
then the topic of Culling is a VERY necessary
one. ... Some... are fortunate to live
in an area where there is a demand for ANY kind of bird (so you let
someone else Cull it?), be it for Hawk
training, or Shotgunning... but most of us are
not blessed with this easy way out. ...
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