Animal serial killers (commonly referred to as hunters) consider it sport and recreation to kill other creatures.
They use sophisticated weapons against animals who do not even know they are being hunted.
It seems manifestly unfair in the most positive light, and sadistic murder in the most unflattering.
How about we give them a dose of the same medicine?
What if we hunted hunters for sport and fun?
My guess is that they would not go along with the idea. But I’d love to see how they liked being stalked and shot at.
A couple of caveats: this is might be illegal and would likely be frowned upon by the local authorities.
Even so, I think it could be done without our being caught. Being caught is not a risk hunters run. Murdering animals is perfectly legal.
Which says volumes about the system under which we live.
First we decide what kind of game we are after.
Kendall Jones? Dr. Walter Palmer? Ted Nugent? Sarah Palin? Donald Trump, Jr? Run of the mill NRA animal killers?
Once we decide, we must do our homework. What is their natural habitat? What are their feeding habits? Migration patterns? Local watering holes?
Human law has made all these serial killers out-of-season, so we have to be careful of game wardens (local police).
To heighten the sport, I suggest long guns at long distances. Not only does this make the contest more equitable (notice we are more concerned with sportsmanship than they are) it would allow us to avoid being cited by Fish and Game.
Unlike the animals these serial killers hunt, we would be affording our quarry a certain amount of forewarning (assuming they read the Armory!).
There are shooting ranges almost everywhere, so we can perfect rifle shooting.
All-in-all, I think this would be a rewarding and relaxing hobby for animal activists.
On a cautionary note, I would suggest not collecting or dressing out the carcasses, as possession of same would likely be problematic as far as local authorities are concerned. They may consider it evidence of the violation of some statute or local ordinance. Much better to leave the meat for wildlife to consume.
My sense is that if a few of the more notorious serial killers were to be taken, word would quickly spread that they were unsafe no matter what they were doing, whether at work, at home, or wherever. I suspect the cowards who kill for fun would take up bowling or billiards rather than risk being someone else’s prey.
That they might meet their fates while taking a walk or eating dinner would have a sobering effect on the swaggering, macho bullies.
Have fun. And remember that you are adding to the conservation effort.