Since I was a little girl, my dad drilled into me that you only shot to kill, if you do not have the shot, you do not take it. I wish all hunters were so responsible. I don't get to hunt much now with a nine month baby. Congratulations. We rarely ever buy beef and the main red meat in our diet is venison, which a lean meat. After eating so much venison I really can not stand how fatty beef is. We save probably eight hundred a year on our grocery bill, because of hunting and a freezer full of venison. I generally support hunting for the same reasons. There is, if you're a decent hunter, less chance of hurting the animal unnecessarily; it isn't kept in poor conditions; it's a lot cheaper; and generally, the meat is a lot better. Since we wiped out the wolves in Wisconsin (we have probably 200 wolves now with reintroduction) we wiped out the deers natural preditor. We have the responsiblity to control the deer population and hunters are vital to that. Wouldn't it have been better to cull them back to a controllable number, or, even better, made an effort to relocate them, no matter how much it cost in time/effort? I mean, wiping out so many innocent animals because they are not native, and they happen to prey on something that is, just doesn't strike me as right. how far will you go? If it's just me we're talking about, I'd go out of my way to make sure I'd got a product that wasn't explicitly tested on animals. I wouldn't forgo vaccinations or medical treatment, however. For the sake of a future family, I'd do pretty much the same. Their health is much more important, to me. - Scarlet.