UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes is an avid hunter, and he recently made a trip to Africa to hunt some pretty large animals. He posted about the experience on his blog, and included many pics of the fallen animals with himself or his son standing proudly beside them. You really should check them out, they're pretty crazy. Hughes has come under fire for hunting before, most notably from fellow UFC fighter Dan Hardy. Hardy had a major problem with Hughes tweeting about hunting and killing a bobcat. Hughes' tweet was pretty direct:
If you don't like seeing dead animals please stop following me. I'm not even going to try and educate you PETA idiots.
Hardy responded with some vitriol:
"Look at what I killed. Aren’t I the man? This is the only thing I have found that cures my impotence. There is no justification for what he does. Shooting a wild cat for fun is a joke. I don’t have a problem for hunting if there is a purpose for it. I have never read anywhere being overran by bobcats though."
A major problem that a lot of people apparently had (based on the comments in his blog) was what Hughes was going to do with the dead animals. If you look at the pictures, these aren't small creatures - we're talking wildebeests, zebras, antelope, etc. Hughes addressed the concerns in the forum of his site:
"In Africa when you kill any animal the ranch keeps the meat and the hunter gets the hide and skull. when we were there we ate meat from hunts before us so we did get to try different animals. everything we had tasted very good. i think thats a good way to do it though. if i would have got the meat of the animals i would have donated it to a village. they waste nothing over there and have plenty of need for food."
I'm certainly not a hunter myself, as I'm not big on the idea of killing animals for sport, but it is something that a lot of people are into. What does everyone else here think of this?