Is There a Moral Way to Hunt?


Hunting with a bow and arrow is more moral than hunting with a gun.

Q1 Analysis

This is not a Q1 violation, so long as you do not object to hunting animals in general and do not consider killing with a gun more humane than killing with a bow.

Q2 Analysis

This may be a Q2 violation if you disagree with someone about what type of hunting is most moral.


Could one method of hunting be more moral than another? Should animals have at least some chance of escape? Should their death be quick and as painless as possible? Is killing from a distance unnatural? Or, once you have decided to hunt, does it matter how the animal is killed?

Consider the following types of hunting. Would any of them make the act of hunting more or less moral?

Does the reason for hunting make any difference? For example, would any of these reasons for hunting be more ore less moral than the others?

This post is based on an excerpt from Ask Yourself to be Moral, by D. Cancilla, available at and See the 2Q system page for details of the philosophical system mentioned in this post.

Posted on April 30, 2010 at 10:06 am by ideclare · Permalink
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