Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
|Ever watch the American TV show Swamp People? I think its on the Discovery channel. It chronicles the activity of southerners who hunt gators. Imagine if it was a show about those who hunt harp seals!Think there would be a reaction?
I also saw a show on the same channel called Sons of Guns. It's about gun makers...obviously. I saw an episode where the "Sons" where making a new kill device for the gator hunters from Swamp People. It was nothing more than a steel tube with a simple trigger . The velocity of the ball shot was thus that it will not completely go through the gator so as not to damage the pelt.
Anyway, the Sons and the People go to the swamp to test it on a gator. Ever see the regulations for gator hunting? The equipment legislated by law includes hooks , wire or chains....nice. So, we find the show's characters in the swamp, we see a gator hooked through the mouth and tethered to a wire while still in the water....sound humane to anyone? The People haul the gator to them, the " Son" uses the new bang stick. The Swamp Folk are amazed at how quickly the gator is killed, for in all their years it was the FIRST time they saw a gator killed instantly....no thrashing etc.
The Swamp People do sometimes kill up to 500 gators in 2 days, think they were all killed humanely and efficiently, I don't.Where are PETA ,HSUS? Why aren't they using their media empire to protest this activity on their home field?
Just my 2 cents worth.