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People Who Feel Pleasure When They Kill Animals Cannot be Called Normal

April 5, 2013
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MP Oleg Mikheyev, of the center-left Fair Russia parliamentary party, told reporters on Monday just what I’ve been saying all along: “People who feel pleasure when they kill animals cannot be called normal.” That quote appeared in the following article entitled, “Russia mulls total ban on game hunting.” (It appears Russians have their own version of Dennis Kucinich—too bad no American politician is willing to go as far…)

Russia may soon ban both amateur and professional hunting, only allowing indigenous peoples in remote regions and certified rangers to hunt.

Mikheyev entered a draft law to ban most hunting for preliminary discussion and expressed his belief that hunting is unnecessary and immoral, regardless of whether one sees it as a sport, a pastime or an industry. “What many people call hunting now is more of a cruel killing…” The MP noted that modern hunters use helicopters and specially built towers, and that in Russia’s Far East region many animals are killed on an industrial scale, and their carcasses are smuggled to China where they are used in traditional medicines.

Fines for poaching cannot rectify the problem, Mikheyev argues, as they are too small and cannot be increased due to corruption. He suggested a total ban on hunting, and the introduction of criminal penalties for poachers totaling up to 500,000 rubles ($16,000), or three to five years in prison; poaching is currently an administrative offense in Russia.

[Unfortunately] the bill provides for some exceptions – hunting will be allowed for indigenous peoples of the Far North, Siberia and the Far East regions, but on the condition that hunters use only traditional weapons. (What, no rifles or snowmobiles?) Hunting quotas will also remain for forest rangers, but candidates will now be required to pass a psychological test to get a hunting permit (a practice that should be adopted by the US, Canada, etc., which as Mikheyev points out, “… can help us in early detection of latent madmen and murderers.”

“People who feel pleasure when they kill animals cannot be called normal. The procedure can help us in early detection of latent madmen and murderers,” Mikheyev told daily newspaper Izvestia.

Mikheyev also pointed to African countries, saying that nations like Zambia and Botswana did the right thing when they sacrificed income from safari tourism in order to safeguard endangered species.

Fair Russia will discuss the new bill next Monday; if approved, it will be submitted to the State Duma committee for natural resources and ecology. …

(Cross your fingers, but don’t necessarily hold your breath just yet.)


put away your guns, toys they are not.
living things die, when they are shot.
they also bleed and cry out in pain.
to find pleasure in such horrors,
one must be insane!!!

Karen Lyons Kalmenson


9 Comments leave one →
  1. karenlyonskalmenson permalink
    April 5, 2013 6:45 pm

    put away your guns, toys they are not.
    living things die, when they are shot.
    they also bleed and cry out in pain.
    to find pleasure in such horrors,
    one must be insane!!!

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  2. lindabadham permalink
    April 6, 2013 5:01 am

    I AGREE ANY HUMAN BEING WHO KILLS AN ANIMAL AND GETS PLEASURE OR SATISFACTION FROM DOING SO IS NOT NORMAL AT ALL. THERE IS WITHOUT A DOUBT NO COMPASSION NO RESPECT NO MORALS THERE AT ALL. THERE IS RIGHT AND WRONG IN THIS WORLD AND KILLING IS WRONG. ANIMALS ARE A GIFT FROM THE CREATOR OF LIFE AND NO WAY ARE THEY CREATED TO BE TORTURED KILLED ABUSED IN ANY WAY. TO ME IT IS EVIL AND I FIND PEOPLE WHO TREAT ANIMALS SO CRUELY ARE JUST PLAIN EVIL AND HAVE NO HEART ! THAT IS NOT NORMAL !

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  3. mystywoods permalink
    April 6, 2013 6:41 pm

    I’ve studied psychology and I see the same patterns in people who take pleasure from harming and killing other people. All throughout the ages these particular personality types have been attracted to jobs like executioners, interrogators and even members of a jury who go in there with one intent in mind. I once knew a right wing person who stated, while rubbing his hands together with glee, “I can’t wait to go on jury duty, it’ll be guilty, guilty, guilty!” He also wanted to bring back the death penalty in this country. Many of these personality types are attracted to working in any field where they have control over the vulnerable, like wardens in psychiatric hospitals or prisons. They are drawn to activities and work in abattiors, animal export, rodeos, bull ‘fighting’, dog fighting and of course hunting, including government ‘culling’ for ‘environmental purposes’.

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    • April 6, 2013 7:29 pm

      Thank you so much for your insight, I agree with your assessment.

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  4. Penny permalink
    April 8, 2013 11:27 am

    Never happen in America, sad to say we are gun crazed and that makes us killers and sadists. Animals deserve the right to live, unless an animals is attacking for no reason they should be allowed to live. Humans are too obsessed with thinking we have all the answers. Clearly a good many of our “answers are wrong.”

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    • April 8, 2013 11:55 am

      I agree, Penny, America is gun crazed in a very negative way. Thanks for your comments.

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  5. Gabriela Baldaia permalink
    April 8, 2013 4:23 pm

    Very good news indeed … 🙂 thank you for sharing !!

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