Yes, for me - at the time it was all about the photograph. The initial gut reaction, as already stated, before any mental contortions. The picture of powerful domination over an innocent animal killed for fun and sport. Stalked and shot - perhaps better than being chased by hounds for hours until point of exhaustion...and then some.Belindi wrote: ↑November 2nd, 2018, 9:48 amSteve wrote:The picture affected me and, I gather Georgeanna and Greta too, as you say like that photo of the female soldier posing beside humiliated prisoners.Belindi wrote:
I used the word 'grinning' because the media control public ideas and this woman looks nice and pretty which makes the image of the hunter more palatable.
Maybe. I suppose some people might conversely find the juxtaposition of a pretty looking woman with a recently killed stag a disturbing contrast. A bit like those pictures from Iraq of the female soldier giving a cheery thumbs-up to the camera next to a bunch of tortured and humiliated Iraqi prisoners.
But, of course, this is all about our perception of a picture. Not, in itself, about the present or future treatment of non-human animals.
It would be interesting if other people who post to these discussions told which way the picture affected them. The media have a lot of power over thought.
I think it wrong for a dead animal to be posed in this way, as if still alive and beside its killer - and as a tourist attraction.
Some no doubt have an opposite reaction - 'Wow, what a great ad, sexy and hot, where's the email address...scot hunt vacations...'
All we need now is for Trump and family to turn up after a few rounds of golf and a survey of their latest housing estate plans...
How brave they are...these killers...with more on the way...unless the outcry results in legislation being passed. Not holding my breath - the fox and hounds pack persist. Cowards all.
Lovely talking to you all, but that's it for now - thanks.