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Wednesday, August 16, 2006
Hunters, Turn Away Now
I'm going to get on my soapbox for just a minute. I hate hunting. All hunting. I don't get it and I never will. I've had a good 30 years to think about this. Well, apparently Troy Lee Gentry of the country group Montgomery Gentry bought a bear named Cubby for $4650, put it in a pen, and shot and killed it with a bow and arrow. Like I said before, I don't like ANY kind of hunting, but this is especially bad. It's not really hunting if the bear is in a PEN. To me, this just says he likes to kill stuff. And that's scary. The great part is, he tried to pass it off as a wild bear, and now he's in deep doo doo. If he's convicted, faces five years in federal prison and a $20,000 fine. Good riddance as far as I'm concerned. Oh, and Troy? Let's see how you like being hunted in "the pen" (Ha! Did you catch that pun?? I slay myself!)

http://www.cnn.com/2006/LAW/08/16/people.troyleegentry.ap/index.html


16 Comments:

Anonymous wordgirl said...

That's even worse than a "canned hunt"...like shooting fish in a barrel. Beyond contemptible.

Blogger aka_Meritt said...

I read this earlier today as well. And that he tried to have the video of the kill 'doctored' so it would look cool to all his friends like he shot a wild bear.

What an ass. So... does he shoot kittens with a bb gun just for fun too?

That is beyond disgusting. I hope he gets quite the hefty fine.

Anonymous jsull28fl said...

Well I'm all for fair chase hunting, but I agree that shooting fish in a barrel is bad and should be outlawed. There are alot of stories like this every year. Not any game or sport to it. Free range hunting though I am surely for.
jsull

Blogger Tx Mom said...

Don't get me started on subjects like this...it is not a pretty sight. You have tapped into my biggest soapbox topic here. 1. I hate hunting period. 2. I depise the hunting reserve hunts. 3. This guy needs to be put in a cage and shot. I am not joking. This is as bad (or worse) than the internet hunting that was in the news a year or so ago.

Seriously, if you want to see me passionate about something, talk to me about this in person. I can't even write about it anymore here because I am so fucking annoyed.

Blogger Cara said...

I agree. Hunting is totally and completely useless. I can't imagine deriving any "fun" or "sport" from killing an animal. Unless it's a roach or a rat and then I'm all for it.

This guy should definately be sent to the pen.

Blogger HollowSquirrel said...

Oh that just makes me sick to my stomach. Disgusting. I hope they put him away.

Blogger liberalbanana said...

I don't get it either. Hunting is just awful. If we didn't have grocery stores and people had to hunt for food with bows and arrows, then fine. But there's no need for it these days (aside from population control - which is another disturbing idea) and it just makes me sick. Especially stories like this.

Blogger suburban mom said...

That is so sad :(

Blogger Shell said...

I read that yesterday too. That just shows his mentality. What an idiot.

And the guy who sold him the bear? He's a wildlife photographer. You'd think he's want to protect what he makes a living off of. What a jerk!!

Blogger Bart said...

I haven't heard about that. What a cruel egotistical turd. Hope he lands in the pokey and gets poked. (get it?... "the Pokey"? see 2 can play the pun game)

Blogger TBG said...

I heard about that what a moron! I can not believe the ass did that. I am not a hunter but I dont really have a view on it. I know it is not for me, but purchasing an animal and killing it is just horrible and I hope he gets it in the pen.

Blogger Christie said...

I hate hunting too. It makes NO sense and is inhumane.
Thank goodness for the ASPCA and such

Blogger Carrie said...

I was LIVID when I heard about that. What a small-dicked bastard. I am going to refrain from going off on a diatribe about it, but I too hate hunting, even more so when it's a situation like this.

Blogger Kami said...

Jackass.

Blogger The Kept Woman said...

You know SD is a hunter but that is just wrong.

As a matter of fact SD didn't like the idea of hunting in TX because you can bait and use high powered rifles.

That is just cruel, sick and gutless though.

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