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Killing the Female: The Psychology of the Hunt


This is an updated article on Dec 28, 2018 by Merritt Clifton about why hunters are ‘different’ from the ‘average Joe’ and why they are on the decline! We, the non-consumptive-users of wildlife, need to step-up & ask our govts to sell us annual or one time ‘green passes’ to support real conservation!
In the New Year people need to put down their weapons ( both literally & figuratively) and unite in peace and goodwill! Where there is life, there is hope! Barb – Bears Matter

Why hunters hunt––and why far more men quit hunting now than take it up.              Seán McCormack, managing trustee of the Animal Care Trust in Taiwan, recently brought to our attention “Hunting Linked To Psychosexual Inadequacy & The 5 Phases Of A Hunter’s Life Of Sexual Frustration,” by Brent Lambert, published in November 2016 under the subject headings Neuroscience, Psychology, and Society by the lifestyles web                                  Observed Lambert, a prolific writer on many topics, yet better known as a Hollywood set designer, “In his 2015 book, What Is Sport: A Controversial Essay About Why Humans Play Sports, social psychologist Rob Alpha explains how researchers with the Genetic Economic Analytics Group found the neurophysiological link between sex and a man’s desire to hunt.

Same parts of brain activated by hunting & sex

Credit: Walnut Collage by Beth Clifton

“It turns out the same regions of the brain that are activated in the sex drive and orgasm are also activated by the compulsion to hunt animals.

“Renowned psychiatrist Dr. Karl Menninger (1893-1990), who was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Jimmy Carter in 1981, and is the namesake of the Menninger School of Psychiatry, wrote extensively about the Erotic Sadistic Motivation Theory of sport hunting,” Lambert continued.

Said Menninger, “Sadism may take a socially acceptable form [such as deer hunting and deer stalking] and other varieties of so-called ‘sport,’” yet “These all represent the destructive and cruel energies of man directed toward more helpless creatures.”

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  1. Beth and I appreciate that you’ve amplified Animals’s article “Killing the Female: the Psychology of the Hunt”
    Please attribute the walnut collage above to Beth Clifton my wife and co-editor.
    Thank you

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