caledonianblues wrote:Pittie wrote:Ethical?? Sorry, but I stopped watching this Video after a few minutes. For me such spear-hunter as on the Video are on the growth-stage of a Stone Age hunter.
Very very disagree. Such links should not be publicized.
I used to think spear hunting was unethical too. Then I watched this very video several weeks ago, and completely changed my mind. The effectiveness of that shot simply cannot be disputed. It was clean, fast and easily as ethical as a well placed bullet or arrow.
No matter what the weapon, there's always a chance of a bad shot that leads to undue suffering. It comes down to patience and whether the hunter is respectful and responsible. In the right hands a spear can work just as well as any other weapon.
In my country is spear unethical even for kill wounded (for example) wild boar... on every type (big, small, ...) of animal you must use specific weapon to ethical "end" of the wounded animal. Kill animal with spear was ethical in stoneage... now we have rules and ethics. Ethics are a set of moral principles that guide a person’s behavior. I understand some one can say it is wrong... but did we still use traps and spears for Bears or Mammoth?