Killing for Sport
by, (Editor), (Preface)
|Title:||Killing for Sport|
|Publisher:||George Bell & Sons Ltd., London|
Preface by G. B. Shaw.
The cruelty of sport, by George Greenwood (1-33).
Sport and agriculture, by Edward Carpenter (33-44).
The cost of sport, by Maurice Adams (45-59).
The economics of hunting, by W.H.S. Monck (60-8).
Facts about the game laws, by J. Connell (69-84).
The destruction of wild life, by E.B. Lloyd (85-94).
The callousness of fox-hunting, by H.B.M. Watson (95-100).
Big game hunting, by Ernest Bell (101-115).
Blood sports at schools, by an old Etonian (Henry S. Salt) (116-129).
Fallacies of sportsmen, by Henry S. Salt (130-148).
Appendix by the editor.
13 sophisms used by hunters who claim that hunting is justified because:
(1) hunters have a God-given instinct to hunt;
(2) animals hunt other animals;
(3) it is necessary to control animal populations;
(4) it adds to the national food supply;
(5) it helps the economy;
(6) it develops courage, manliness, virility;
(7) hunters enjoy it;
(8) the hunted enjoy it;
(9) the animals would rather live a happy life and be shot rather than not exist at all;
(10) hunters save species from extinction;
(11) hunters, because of extensive hunting experience, are specialists who know more about the issue of hunting than do its critics;
(12) death from hunting is less painful than natural death;
(13) shooting a predator eliminates the suffering the prey would otherwise have experienced.
Covers hunting, including hunting of carted deer, rabbit coursing, pigeon shooting, trapping, and fishing
George Bell & Sons Ltd., London, 186 pages, 1914 - War-Time Edition
(Further printings 1915 and 1917)