The Ultimate Hunting with Respect for Life Quiz
by Staff
Many people argue against hunting as a sport, even when the principles of hunting with respect for life are applied. Organizations such as PETA would like to see hunting come to an end, because they consider it cruel and inhuman. Even proponents of hunting with respect for life want to see some forms of hunting end. Take our quiz on hunting with respect for life to learn more about the arguments on both sides.

Ethical hunting is:

  • hunting in a way that facilitates a quick and painless kill
  • shooting at an animal only if you're sure that you'll kill with a clear shot
  • killing an animal using only basic hand weapons in a fair and equal encounter

What hunting techniques are unethical, according to proponents of respect for life hunting?

  • baiting and hounding
  • spring hunting
  • both of the above

What well-known author wrote an article that described hunting as an experience that merged hunter with prey?

  • Dr. Randall Eaton
  • Dr. Michael W. Fox
  • Dr. Temple Grandin

To what does Eaton compare the humbling of the hunter to the animal's level?

  • a spiritual encounter
  • a religious rite
  • an altered consciousness

How do those who appreciate hunting with a respect for life view the experience?

  • a deep-seated belief
  • a way of life
  • both of the above

What is one thing that hunters who follow the principles of hunting with a respect for life do differently?

  • appreciate nature's bounty and strive to keep game populations healthy
  • hunt up close and only with a knife
  • hunt only in areas where game populations are abundant

On what ideal do hunters who follow respect-for-life standards place a high value?

  • using only unmodified weapons patented prior to 1900
  • proper maintenance of their equipment
  • use only a crossbow to bag their prey

What do respect-for-life hunters do once they have downed an animal?

  • follow through on a kill immediately
  • they gut and skin the animal on the spot
  • both of the above

What is one claim that proponents of respectful hunting make?

  • maintains healthy levels of animal populations
  • prevents overpopulation that leads to sickness and unnecessary suffering
  • both of the above

How many dollars worth of licensing fees does hunting provide that is routed to conservation programs?

  • $750 million
  • $1 billion
  • $1.7 billion

What is another claim that proponents of respectful hunting make?

  • a more humane way to kill animals
  • a fundamental right of every human being
  • a symbol of freedom and liberty

What percentage of Americans value hunting, according to a recent survey?

  • 65 percent
  • 75 percent
  • 83 percent

What percentage of Americans believe many hunters violate laws and use unethical hunting practices?

  • 62 percent
  • 69 percent
  • 73 percent

What is a prime argument against hunting?

  • Hunting is cruel, because hunters have no ethics.
  • Inexperienced hunters make the woods dangerous.
  • Hunters are a danger to domestic animals.

What do hunting opponents say about bow hunting?

  • It's an unreliable means of hunting.
  • Half of the animals shot with a bow die painfully.
  • both of the above

What popular actor made headlines in 2007 interfering with dolphin hunts?

  • Ric O'Barry
  • Hayden Panettiere
  • John Travolta

What is the name of a genuine calfskin leather product that Dooney & Burke released in Hayden’s name?

  • the Hayden Clutch
  • the Hayden Tote
  • both of the above

What does PETA call hunting even if respect-for-life principles are followed?

  • an inhuman act of barbarians
  • a barbaric pursuit of adventure
  • a cruel and unnecessary sport

What does PETA offer as a better way of controlling animal populations?

  • organized culling using tranquilizer guns first
  • sterilization and birth control
  • introduction of natural predators

What does PETA think is the best way to control animal populations?

  • leave it to natural predators
  • disease and starvation
  • both of the above