Is sport hunting cruel?That picture? That is illegal! You can't lawfully kill a 5 month old deer!!! So it's not a valid picture for the argument! Lawful sport hunting isn't cruel. Here's why:
Have you ever been hunting? I assume not. Almost every non-hunter seems to think that it's killing "innocent animals" that's the fun part. That is horribly wrong! I cried the first deer I killed! I don't like "murdering animals", but I like hunting. When you kill legal amounts of animals, you are helping everyone. And I find it more fun to do anything if you're helping someone in the process.
For example: If you go deer hunting in season, and you kill one deer, and the bag limit is three, you are doing many good things. One: The bag limit is changed, as well as the season-length every year. That's because the government is constantly monitoring local game population, and changing it to how it would benefit all. So by legally hunting, you are keeping population in check.
Now you may be thinking: "Who would want less deer in the world!?".
Well, the deer, for a start! Imagine if you lived in a futuristic setting, where you were forced by your government to live with another family inside your home!!! That would be terrible! That means, you share the food, the rooms and space, and everything! Now imagine that, but in the 1700's or earlier. DISEASE! You don't have proper sanitation, or medical techniques, or efficient farming techniques, and so everyone either dies of sickness or starvation, and people would go nearly extinct. That is not a good thing. XD
It's the same with deer! They live to breed, and they don't (so far as we know.) have the brains for conservation, and they will breed themselves to extinction.
Also, people! Guess what the number one killer animal in America is. Guess.