What Does It Mean to ‘Kill Humanely’?

Some say predators, such as wolves, kill cruelly, whereas human hunters kill swiftly and painlessly — but neither notion is fair nor accurate.



Mama Wolf With Pups On Grass
Do wolves have any less right to hunt to feed their families than human hunters do to feed their families?
PHOTO: ISTOCKPHOTO/JIM KRUGER
Mountain Lion On The Hunt
Keystone predators, such as mountain lions, support diversity.
FOTOLIA/RONNIE HOWARD
Raccoon Glancing Around Tree
Farmers use dogs and barn cats to scare away poultry-loving predators such as raccoons.
FOTOLIA/NICOLAS LARENTO











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