busters the boy! - 10/27/2005 12:16 PM
I don't see how old time big game hunters have anything to do with modern day whale hunters. The fact that Whales are turned into "useful" products is irrelevant IMHO.
Instead of animals being hunted, let's focus on the hunters and their motives.
Big game hunters sprung to my mind as glaring contrast to the whalers - whalers hunt to earn their living, sometimes have done so for generations, while the wanker big game hunters do it for leisure.
In historical context, these big game hunters may have acted in an acceptable manner, but in terms of various societies they have acted appropriately only within the parameters of 'advanced' Civilization. In fact, it is quite ironical that those who were considered by the Civilization to be the most 'primitive' (Aborigines, Yanomamis, Native American Tribes to name a few) turns out to be the ones who respected the animals that shared their living environment.
Whaling, that has been a tradition for many whaling communities, became 'unacceptable' when anti-whalers such as Green Peace decided that the whales are smart and they should not be killed. Why is it acceptable to slaughter cows, pigs, lambs and chicken while whales are off-limits? Who decides what animals are smart enough not to be killed? The geese know about their suffering when they are chained and have fodders force-fed into their guts with a gasoline pump-like contraption. I really don't buy 'beacuse whales are smart' crap.
As for game hunters, they can still go get fucked, like in the following:
surprisingly good cast, good action, and I laugh at the fact that towards the end, the movie shows Philly skyline and identifies it as Seattle.