Chris Pratt: ‘I have a great deal of respect for the animals I kill, I feel remorse’

 Chris Pratt

Last night’s Los Angeles premiere of Jurassic World takes us right into this opening weekend. Chris Pratt walked the red carpet with Anna Faris, who wore a flirty, metallic Rubin Singer dress. This movie should make massive money, and Pratt has been everywhere. First, he re-addressed his claim of being “impotent when he was overweight. Pratt modified his statement: “I’m not sure I knew what ‘impotent’ meant when I said it. I had a lower sex drive, to be honest with you. Everything about my spirit was dull. I didn’t feel great, and I think people will relate to that.” Poor guy. He must have been embarrassed to figure out what he told the world.

Pratt covers Red Bulletin magazine (in the gallery) to talk about several topics. You can read the interview here. The only new information is stuff Pratt says about his old job as an amateur stripper. He calls himself a “cheap Magic Mike.” There’s also an interview with the Guardian that sparked some controversy. Pratt talks about his love of hunting again. He’s already admitted being pro-hunter and raved about how fun it is to shoot varmint. Here are more of his reasons for being a recreational hunter:

He digs this movie franchise: “I was a massive fan, it’s not just lipservice to promote the movie. It was a big part of my childhood: 13 years old, my first event movie, it was a big f***in’ deal to me as a kid.”

He reveres “the natural order: “I have a great deal of respect for the animals that I kill, and I feel remorse and all of the emotions that come with it. The thing inside me that drives me to go out and hunt is very animal. But the remorse, emotion and respect I feel, and the closeness to God that I feel when I’m out there, is my humanity. It’s an opportunity for me to explore what parts of me are animal and what parts of me are human.”

[From The Guardian]

The comment section at the Guardian wasn’t a happy affair fter the hunting statements. As a vegetarian, I don’t hunt and don’t understand Chris’ rationale. He says he always feels remorse but still intentionally shoots animals for recreation. Does that make sense? Don’t get me wrong — if people are hunting for food, that’s one thing. Pratt hunts for sport, for fun.

Here are more photos from the premiere. Bryce Dallas Howard looked stunning last night. She was wearing a navy-blue dress with backless detail. The color of the dress compliments her hair so well. Did you know Bryce is waging a public campaign to win the Captain Marvel role? Hmm.

Bryce Dallas Howard

Bryce Dallas Howard

Anna Faris

Photos courtesy of Bulletin, Fame/Flynet & WENN

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  1. Maya says:

    Here is a thought – DONT GO HUNTING AND KILL ANIMALS – and you won’t feel remorse.

    And other thing – if you go and kill another living being – you are being an animal (having animal characteristics). It’s part of the mother nature – the strongest survives, whether you are human or animal.

    • Linn says:

      +1

      When I first found out about him, I thought he was interesting, but the more he talks the dumber her sounds.

      • qwerty says:

        Being vegetarian is step towards respecting animals’ lives but it’s not enough. Male chicks are ground up alive at 1 day old because they’re useless to the egg industry. Calves are taken from their crying mothers soon after birth so the mother’s milk will NOT go to the calf but be used to make dairy. There would be no veal if it wasn’t for the dairy industry, cows are kept pregnant all their lives are have their babies taken from them just so they can produce milk.

    • daria says:

      Not everyone is a vegetarian. My father in law only eats the fish he catches or the elk/deer he hunts because he cannot abide the commercial farming industry due to animal abuses and chemicals but also wants to be aware of his food sources to avoid waste (he lives out in Washington state so fishing and hunting are both heavily regulated to maintain sustainability).

      outside of urban environments, sustainable hunting is a purely organic and grassfed way of life. Think how easy it is to go to the store to buy a rotisserie chicken without realizing that animal’s sacrifice? Working to catch, clean, and process meat gives you an appreciation for the animal in my opinion.

      I don’t hunt but my husband does though I enjoy clam digging my limit every few months with the family and sharing a fried clam after a long day’s work at the beach.

      • JBC says:

        That’s a really interesting perspective Daria! As a vegetarian who’s read a fair bit on factory farming and and commercial industry, I think what your FIL is doing is measured, fair and frankly, responsible. Now, hunting anything other than for food is really wrong (bear, giraffe and the like).

      • laura in LA says:

        As a “veggie”, I have to agree w/what you’re saying, daria…

        This is what I call myself because though I eat mostly vegan and try to avoid animal products, I might on a rare occasion have sustainably-caught fish, clams or oysters (that’s the New Englander in me). Back in 2007 when I made the change, there really weren’t many options for humanely-raised, sustainably-produced, locally-farmed meats and poultry, even here in LA. I figured, what the heck, might as well forgo all of that anyway.

        Yet, I still have to feed my dogs, and though I try to adhere to my own principles (as much organic or otherwise as I can), it’s another animal killed. Speaking of just going to the store for rotisserie, I’ve bought them a Mary’s whole chicken at Whole Foods a few times now, used all of it (down to the broth and bone mash itself), but still wondered how many people actually think about and carefully consider this like you said here?

        As a result, I’ve never felt okay proselytizing about food choices as I wouldn’t want anyone to do this to me, and I believe these are personal decisions. It seems your FIL probably makes a conscious effort, far more than most people ever will, and I respect that.

        What bothered me about the things Chris said, though, is that as Bedhead wrote, it sounds like he hunts for fun and sport, certainly not food or survival. He also expressed a lust for big game hunting of the kind in Africa where many of these animals are near extinction. So when he backtracks and states that he feels “remorse” (after the rush and glee of the kill, I suppose?), it seems like pandering.

        And it makes me like him even less now.

      • Jellybean says:

        Nicely put Daria. I have caught and eaten fish and shell fish. I have no problem with people who hunt for food or to kill pests or control the populations of certain animals. If you are not going to be a vegetarian then I believe hunting for your own food if the most environmentally friendly way of existing and human influence has disrupted food webs to such an extent that we have to deal with the consequences. Is it disgusting that someone should enjoy the process? Not really, it is a very natural drive and a skill that people can enjoy developing. To me the bottom line is the welfare of the animal and the reasons behind killing it, I have no time for people who just go trophy hunting.

      • Lauraq says:

        JBC-I actually know a guy that hunts bear, but it is for food. He also uses the pelt. Though he’s a hunter, he has very strong feelings about how animals should be treated. He hates poachers more than some vegetarians I know. And his rules for hunting and killing are very stringent-he’d rather lose a possible catch than risk even slightly not getting a clean kill.

    • kanyekardashian says:

      Except the animal never has a chance because there’s usually a GUN involved. Arm the animals with weapons that shoot long-range and THEN it’s fair. If you’re out in the Arctic and need to hunt for survival, that’s one thing. Being a sociopath just to hang a young animal’s mother or father’s head on your wall to feed your ego is another thing. It’s the reason I don’t like Kelly Clarkson anymore – she has no problem with her husband shooting a defenseless bear, stuffing it, and displaying it in her living room.

    • Mytbean says:

      He’s not saying he feels remorse for their deaths nor regret that he’s killed. I think he means that he feels pitty for his pray. He sees himself as a predatory animal (ala lion or bear) and the pray is on the lower end of the food chain. For him it’s excusable and even affirming. And the fact that he is mentally able and motivated to kill an animal that is on the losing end of that equation is a shame but to him is the natural order of things.

      I’m not pro hunting but it’s interesting to have a celebrity voice this enthusiasm for it so unapologetically and with such description.

  2. Lindy79 says:

    Oh for f***s sake…

    Yes lets all give into the animal side of our nature. Hell, why stop at killing completely oblivious animals with guns (a totally fair fight) and lets all just start on each other.

    • Soporificat says:

      ’nuff said!

      Yep, just nope.

    • T.Fanty says:

      That’s a bullsh*t excuse- he doesn’t give a toss about animals. Didn’t he give away a family pet on twitter because it was old and he didn’t want to care for it?

      • lem says:

        That’s really not what happened.

      • Kitten says:

        That’s basically what happened and when people called him out on it this is how he chose to respond:

        “Bottom line, and not that this is any of your f—ing business weirdos, but my wife and I want to start a family and we ABSOLUTELY CANNOT have an animal that s—s all over the house,” he writes. “Sorry. If you are a parent you will understand.”

        Dude claims it’s “nobody’s business” after he chooses f*cking Twitter as the forum to pick a suitable adopter. LOL.

      • Liv says:

        It’s like he’s screaming: But I’m so likeable!

        Seriously, all he does is trying to convince us that he’s the nice guy next door. All I’m hearing is that he’s hunting and giving his animals away, because they are too old. As if he respects nature or animals. What a douche.

      • M says:

        I didn’t know it, Kitten. I hate him now.

      • qwerty says:

        That’s exactly what happened. http://gawker.com/5847055/anna-faris-husband-gave-their-cat-away-on-twitter f***ing POS. Giving away a 15 YEAR OLD cat cause he’s incontinent when he could afford to build a freaking house for the him/her to s**t all over for.

    • Kitten says:

      Go Cats!

      • laura in LA says:

        Wow, I didn’t know he did this…

        As I pick up poop and piss everyday, doing so lovingly for my own senior dogs or any guests we may have, all the while thinking, “Life’s messy, clean it up…!”

        It’s just what you DO as a parent to pets or children – or as a caregiver to anyone for that matter.

        What a douchebag! Now I really despise Chris (what-a) Pratt.

      • Mytbean says:

        I have had and loved many cats. I’ve spent thousands to keep them happy and healthy. I’ve missed vacations and social oppportunities to love on sick felines instead.

        But if i was pregnant or had a newborn and an incontinent cat i might have to make a hard choice for the health of my human baby. :(

  3. Lauren says:

    I never liked him. Now I just absolutely hate him. People who mistreat animals in any way I hope they’ll burn in hell for eternity. Amen.

    • Kitten says:

      He’s such a douchebag and I’ll never understand why women fall over themselves for this guy. He’s selling that “I’m a loveable teddy bear” thing SO DAMN HARD it irritates the hell out of me.

      Too bad that so many of the things he says/does completely contradicts this PR-created image of him as a sweet, lovable guy.

      • FLORC says:

        But Kitten
        He’s funny when reading off a script, hot bod when he’s paid to work out at the gym, and does a decent french braid. Who wouldn’t want to hit that. He’s a triple threat!

    • Jegede says:

      Yup.

      A male above the age of 10, who happily admits to sending pictures of his turd to people, is a zero in my eyes.

    • Norman Bates' Mother says:

      I had a soft spot for him at first because I loved him in Parks&Rec and he seemed funny and lovable in cast interviews. But the moment I read his first solo interview and he mentioned he hunts for sport, it was all gone for good. I don’t believe anyone can be a good person and hunt for fun. There’s a reason why animal cruelty is a part of a homicidal triad. There’s nothing fun about killing sweet innocent animals if you are a normal person. Most humans eat meat and someone has to do it but killing for food and killing for fun are two extremely different things. And he repeatedly raved about how enjoyable killing coyotes from his porch is or how he can’t wait to go to Africa and kill some beautiful animals other people pay money to observe and admire. So until he proves having some rare condition forcing him to eat nothing but coyotes, squirrels and wild African animals, he is an a*hole in my book.

    • Ash says:

      I don’t know much about him, but his face makes me want to punch it. Now I know why.

  4. Insomniac says:

    Ugh. Bad enough he does this, but then he tries to sound all *deep* about it. Know how my husband and I show respect for animals? We don’t shoot them. Crazy, right?

  5. dr mantis toboggan says:

    And God said drink beer and shoot things, and it was so

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Yeah, I’m pretty sure that’s what He meant even if He didn’t come right out and say it.

  6. WinterLady says:

    I’m not exactly against hunting, but I’d have more respect for hunters if instead of high powered rifles that went hunting with a bow and arrow or a spear. Make it fair, in other words.

    • daria says:

      bow hunting (not compound bows either) take skill and effort…you really earn the buck you take down at a close range than those high powered rifles 100 yards away.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      I hear you, but I think the animal’s death might be slower and more painful with a bow and arrow or spear. I don’t understand how people can kill an animal with anything, though, so I don’t know all that much about weaponry.

    • Jellybean says:

      In the UK it is considered unsporting to go spear fishing with SCUBA equipment. If you want to use a spear gun you have to hold your breath. It isn’t illegal, but it is very rare, people just look down on those who lack the skill and are not prepared to put the work in.

    • Lauraq says:

      I know a serious hunter (like 90% of what he eats he has killed himself), and he HATES bow hunters because usually if an animal is killed with a bow and arrow it is not a clean, easy kill.

  7. bettyrose says:

    Oh gawd we have a big date to see Jurassic World this weekend. Someone convince me that’s still okay.

    • Kiddo says:

      It’s a film, go see it, if you like.

    • SEB says:

      It’s fine. Just because he enjoys hunting doesn’t make him a bad person.

      • Dante says:

        Thanks for this. I clicked on this post because my dad has said some really similar things about hunting. Granted we also raise livestock and dad takes it hard when it is time to take them to the sale barn. I was really surprised that so many people posting think guys like my dad, brother and nephews should die because they are assholes. Anyways, I highly encourage people who have a negative viewpoint of hunting to talk about it with their state conservation and wildlife department and get a different perspective on it. This may surprise people but most hunters and ranchers love animals and they love the outdoors.

      • layla says:

        @Dante:

        I don’t think anyone has said “….that guys like my dad, brother and nephews should die because they are assholes”. Bettyrose was simply questioning whether she should go and see the movie or not!

        The vast majority of people here are commenting on the much documented fact that Chris Pratt has REPEATEDLY expressed that HE KILLS/HUNTS ANIMALS FOR FUN.
        Not for food.
        Not for population control.
        Not because he works the land.
        Not because he runs cattle.
        FOR . FUN.
        FOR THE THRILL and feels .. read as POWER .. he gets from taking another creature’s life.

        Yes, many ranchers/hunters have the utmost respect for animals and for the animals they hunt… because they aren’t doing it for sh*ts and giggles like this guy is.

        He is a TROPHY HUNTER and has expressed how he’d like to hunt the African Big 5. FOR FUN….. and THAT makes him (not your dad, brother and nephews etc) an asstwat.

      • FLORC says:

        Layla
        TY
        We’ve done this topic over and over again. It’s not about anyone, but Pratt. And how he has already stated why he hunts. Not other people. Him alone.
        And there are many here that do hunt for food or pop control or the land. And they still take issue with Pratt and how he speaks and contradicts himself on this issue.

    • FLORC says:

      Bettyrose
      Try and seperate yourself from seeing it and a support Pratt’s career by doing so.
      Like people who watch Mission Impossible aren’t supporters of CO$. They just want to see a film.

  8. Narek says:

    It’s like that joke:
    Bono at concert, slowly clapping, drawing attention to world starvation:
    “Everytime I clap my hands, a child dies.”
    Guy at the back screams,
    “Then stop clappin’ ya stupid twat!!”

  9. T.Fanty says:

    If he’s a hunter, and he likes killing animals, he should just own it and deal with the consequences. If you’re going to be an asshole, be an asshole, but don’t try and weasel out of it. I’m sure there are plenty of people who will still like him. I won’t be one of them, but I’m sure there are people out there who won’t care that he’s sadistic.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Right. And I’m sure it makes a huge difference to the animal as he lies there bleeding to death that this a**hole feels “remorse.”

  10. meme says:

    I hate him. Never seen any of his movies and now I never will. his statement was idiotic.

    • qwerty says:

      Yep. Gone right off him, not that I was ever a fan but I’m never paying to watch anything he’s in. And if this wasn;t enough, someone up this thread also mentioned he gave away his 15 y.o. cat. What a loser.

  11. layla says:

    I just can’t with this guy. And no amount of internet love is going to make me like him.
    You kill for fun.
    You are a trophy hunter.
    There is NOTHING that can justify those actions.

    Besides that , everything else you say is not cute of funny or charming.
    You sound like a d*ck.

  12. FLORC says:

    Oh Pratt
    Did you climb out of that hole you last dug and felt it wasn’t deep enough?

    He’s joked too many times about killing animals past the point of population control and use for food.
    It’s recreational for him. You don’t do that unless it’s somehow enjoyable for you. You don’t go out and do something you feel badly about over and over again and speak so lightly about it.

  13. lem says:

    Has he ever said that he doesn’t consume (or doesn’t allow others to consume) the animals that he hunts? I don’t understand the issue with hunting if your hunting non-endangered animals and you’re using/allowing others to use the meat from the kill. My family deer hunts and it’s a necessary evil of the area we live in (otherwise the deer population explodes and you end up with a lot more sick animals and animals that end up as roadkill). I totally get being upset if he’s hunting endangered or close to endangered animals or if he’s not using what he kills but I’ve yet to see any evidence of that ( I could be wrong tho).

    • FLORC says:

      He’s said he’s killed so much that he’s tossed out the meat or not bothered to use the animal at all.
      It’s well established in his past interviews he hunts out of enjoyment. Also for population control, but that is not always a factor.
      He hunts for trophies, meat, and enjoyment. Like others are saying. He needs to just own it and stop back peddling.

      And he lost me with how he gave his cat away on Ebay and then mocked the people who would care for a cat that needed love and help. And that Pratt wasn’t interesting in finding it a good home. Just for someone to take it off his hands.

    • layla says:

      I have absolutely no problem with hunting for meat or hunting for population control (thou that one in and of itself is a slippery slope when you study the actual data and numbers… but that’s a discussion for another time ;) )…. however, as FLORC said above, he’s made it clear a number of times that he hunts for fun. Plain and simple.

      In his last Esquire (I think?) interview his wife even asked him if he hunts because he likes to kill things as he doesn’t eat the meat. He basically replied that yup, it’s because he likes to kill things.

      He has also said one of his dreams (or maybe he has already.. I can’t remember) would be to go and hunt the African Big 5. Last I checked, most of those animals aren’t experiencing huge population explosions and he isn’t planning on feeding his family.

      Either way… I’m guessing he is in fact impotent. ;p

      • FLORC says:

        This was from a GQ article posted here. Search “Pratt” and go back 3 or 4 pages.

        On coyotes:: “They’re smart as f***, dude. To call a coyote in that doesn’t hang up at, like, 700 yards–to get him to come in is so hard. You’ve gotta lure him in. You’ve gotta post up in the morning and evening and do a predator call that sounds like a dying rabbit. And they come running out, and they’re like, “Where the f*** is it?” It’s been a while since I shot one, but I just like to shoot anything with the .22-250 [Remington].”

        There’s worse, but i’m lacking in time. He pretty much just likes to shoot things.

  14. TX says:

    sport/trophy hunting is so weird to me. However from the previous article it sounds like he kills coyotes etc for farmers? I grew up in a rural area and coyotes can really screw with farmers’ livelihoods.

    Ps- if you eat meat or wear leather, please get off your high horse on this. Factory farms are far worse than a bullet to the head.

    • qwerty says:

      If you consume dairy or egss too. Dairsy industry is terrible, there’s more pain in a glass of milk than in a steak.

  15. BooBooLaRue says:

    First of all, if I feel remorse, I try NEVER, EVER to do that action again.

    Secondly, who is this douche canoe? Dumbarse

  16. Jessie says:

    He’s so boring. I liked him as Andy Dwyer but that movie looks like it’ll be a steaming pile of dinosaur poo…
    On a side note, Bryce is looking fierce in that dress. Love her makeup, too.

  17. Talie says:

    People who hunt for food, fine. I have a hard time getting behind hunting for fun though… it’s a little too bloodthirsty for my taste.

  18. GlimmerBunny says:

    Bryce does look stunning. Did anyone else see the parody musical video “I am not Jessica Chastain” about her? It was super funny especially since I used to mix them up all the time (it’s on youtube)

  19. Jessiebes says:

    Sometimes I like him, the way he really loves his family is endearing.

    I eat meat. I buy the expensive bilogical free range stuff. So it feels I can’t complain about people hunting animals for food. But hunting animals for sport and feel sorry about it? That is just dumb.

    Chris sounds dumb, not sure if he actually is. Seems like he is using being dumb to justify his words and actions.

  20. Grumf says:

    “It’s an opportunity for me to explore what parts of me are animal and what parts of me are human” I can’t even with this bullsh*t.Go fight a bear with your bare hands and find out.F*ck this guy.

    • Anita says:

      Ha! Yup :)

      I miss the old days when I knew nothing about him, and could just enjoy him as Andy Dwyer on Parks.

      Animals are too pure for this messed up world.

  21. Beth says:

    I won’t lie, this is kind of disappointing. I really like him. I wish I didn’t know this.

  22. sofia says:

    He is an animal, but he is an animal with conscience and intelligence. Humans can make choices and surpass whatever animal instincts they have. He doesn’t have to kill animals as a recreation, he chooses to in order to feel whatever he wants to feel. I would say it’s power because he is putting an animal in a position of submission and for me that’s like bull fighting (spain and portugal do it). I can’t accept that.

    I was liking him again and now… not so much:/ I am Vegan but I understand the cultural conditioning to eat animals and how difficult is for people to let go of it, but killing animals for pleasure as recreational activity? Nope.

  23. buzz says:

    He’s drifting too right for me to continue to list him as one of my favorite actors.

  24. jane berk says:

    What a foolish jerk this guy is. He LIKES killing animals?
    Did he also torture them as a child? I see some mental problems starting to surface here.
    No interest in him on any level. I hope his career is brief.

  25. Penelope says:

    His oversharing is getting tedious and disturbing. Ugh, I’d forgotten about this disgusting side (animal killing for fun) of him.

  26. t.fanty says:

    On the upside, he has already apologized in advance for being a douchebag.

    Drunk Cap and his brain noise is starting to look pretty good, right about now, huh ladies?

  27. Dr.Funkenstein says:

    Maybe you shouldn’t kill them, then, Chris. Just sayin’.

  28. Subconciously says:

    I can understand if somebody shoots animals
    a) to eat them.
    b) pest or population control (although they only get out of control if you feed them otherwise lack of food does the trick).

    Hunting animals isn’t even about killing them quickly. Usually the poor animal is wounded and runs a few more kilometres and has to be searched with a bloodhound / sweathound. This breed of dogs was bred to find wounded and bleeding (=sweating) animals. No joke. That is how hunting really works and it is absolutely inacceptable to kill an animal this way.

    I don’t understand how you can justify to kill a living being just for fun. If I went to my niece’s caged blue-white canary bird and quickly broke its neck for fun then everybody would rightfully call me a monster.

    Judging by his comments Chris Pratt is
    a) most likely not the brightest although he probably thinks of himself as a “great guy”.
    b) in need of better PR advice.

    PS
    Somebody wrote that Pratt killed coyotes who screw up farmers’ businesses. Well, pest control and population control … Still there are less cruel ways of killing coyotes, aren’t there?

    • FLORC says:

      I put his direct quote above. He states he enjoys shooting them and luring them in close enough. The way he goes on about it. You can tell he’s speaking about something he enjoys.

  29. FLORC says:

    The break down….
    To those who said he helps farmers. He has. But he finds the shooting and killing enjoyable.

    He hunts selectively: “I do a lot of predator hunting, farm varmints, out in Wyoming. Oh, my God. Get a farmer that’s just got too many and he’s like, ‘F—in’ kill as many as you want.’ I used to go on VarmintFinders.com and the farmers would sign up, and the hunters would sign up, and the farmers will give you exclusive access to their land. So we’d go out there, and the marshal would come out and go, ‘Hey, what are you guys doing out here?’ And I’d be like, ‘Hey, f—in’ Jethro Willoughby or whoever said we could.’”

    Anna’s thoughts on hunting: “She doesn’t like me coyote hunting. She’s like, ‘You’re not gonna eat it.’ I’m like, ‘Yeah, I guess you’re right. I just like to kill ‘em.’ Coyotes are a-holes, and they’ll eat your dog.”
    So… He says it right there. He likes to kill them. Even when he’s not going to eat the meat or use the body. I’m ending there. He’s full of it.
    Quotes with other link found here.
    http://www.celebitchy.com/397966/chris_pratt_covers_gqs_men_of_the_year_there_will_be_no_more_fat_pratt/

    • Kitten says:

      Gah! He’s such an ass. It makes me like her so much less too, because I question why she would be ok with a man who kills animals for shits and giggles.

    • laura in LA says:

      Yep, coyotes will eat your dog in LA…but what does Chris care since he doesn’t give a sh*t about pets anyway?

      And as for Anna…I wonder if she realizes her husband’s a sociopath?

    • Tiffany :) says:

      If you like dogs I don’t see how you could shoot a coyote! They are so similar. I almost hit two of them the other day as I was driving and they were beautiful. Glad I stopped to let them pass.

      Yes, coyotes are in LA and have attacked dogs before. But it is kind of like a car. With sensible precautions you can prevent your pet from getting killed by one most of the time (keeping small dogs on leashes when outside, etc). In some cases, there is nothing you can do, but that is just how life is. It isn’t like randomly shooting a coyote means that you are saving a dog in the future.

  30. Carole says:

    I am lucky enough to be able to afford humanely raised chickens and grass fed bison, I’ve tried to be a vegan but it didn’t work well for my health compared to my modest consumption of meat and much vegetarian dishes on alternate days.
    But, I digress, as the caretaker of an aging dog, it isn’t easy but I could NEVER discard him like an inconvenient object.
    He has protected me..he has given me endless amounts of support and love over these many years and it is MY job to gently transition him into old age as comfortably as I can. He is my love and my angel and HE deserves to be cherished to his last breath.
    If the story of him is true about his elderly dog, it speaks volumes of who he is…regardless of having children running around in the house or not.

    • FLORC says:

      Carole
      There are a lot of people that need what meat gives them for health reasons. Alternatives are often extremely pricey and time intensive depending on need and benefits.
      I’ll stick to local humane farms also for animal products.

      I have friends that had a little dots/hotdog that slipped a disk. She had a little rear leg wheel rig to get around and needed a diaper. They had a baby and the mother found it too much to take. Long story short they were in the same situation and still cared.

  31. Debutante says:

    This guy makes all actors look bad. The typical dumb actor who shouldn’t open his mouth unless the words coming out have been scripted for him. And even then, I can’t stand him.
    After that cat incident with him, I was done. Now I see his face and turn the channel. AND I never thought he was funny on Parks & Rec. He was always the weak link on that show. Irritating, not funny.

    What a dick

  32. lisa says:

    i’d be afraid to sleep in the same house as someone who enjoyed killing.

  33. ramona says:

    Completely changing the topic…. Bryce would look 9,000x better if her lipstick wasn’t such a dark colour.

  34. Rachel says:

    I liked him up until a couple months ago when he gave an interview talking about hunting – the animals he’s killed and the animals he hopes to kill in the future. He didn’t sound very remorseful then… And how remorseful can he feel if he keeps doing it?

  35. EN says:

    I don’t like him but he is a pretty typical Bible Belt American . I live in Texas and there are people like him everywhere, they are the majority. So, I am surprised to read so many negative reactions to him.

    • FLORC says:

      He’s claiming 1 thing and then claiming another. That’s part of the negative issue here.

    • Tara says:

      That’s one reason animals are so important… To balance out the assh0ledom that comprises the majority of humanity. The fact that bible-belters often use “God” to justify their deplorable actions brings to mind a Burroughs quote: “If you ever do business with a religious son of a b!t€h, GET IT IN WRITING. His word isn’t worth $h!t. Not with the good lord telling him how to FU€|< you on the deal. “

  36. daniel says:

    I moved a few years back from a decent sized city to out in the middle of farmland to relocate for my wife’s job. Every hunting season the hunters come to our tiny town and cause major problems, from raiding the grocery store shelves, burning rubber on the small town streets, causing noise disturbances, and in general being total a**hats. My experiences with “sport hunters” are not good and I would be perfectly happy if none of them showed up to our quiet town ever again, we don’t need them here.

  37. Solanaceae (Nighty) says:

    I understanding hunting for food, but for sports? Never in life… Bah… a hunter who kills for sport never feels any regrets… He’s trying to make excuses for his behaviour so he doesn’t get so much backlash, but he’s only making things worse, like he thinks people are just dumb…

  38. Josa says:

    Such a hypocrite. Kill animal, feel remorse, and then go hunt and kill again. Remorse? Ya right.