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David Booth invites you to watch him kill a bear

May 12, 2012, 2:48 PM EDT

David Booth

Hey, remember when Canucks forward David Booth took to Twitter and posted a picture of a bear he killed? Today he posted video of the kill, along with the message, “You have every right not to watch just like I have the right to choose to hunt.”

Click here to watch. Or, if you’d like to exercise your right not to watch, don’t click.

Fun fact: Greenpeace was founded in Vancouver.

  1. t16rich - May 12, 2012 at 3:14 PM

    Here comes the hate.

  2. bigtganks - May 12, 2012 at 3:52 PM

    As a Canucks fan and an American who doesn’t care about hunting etc, I just wish Booth would have invited us to watch him score a playoff goal.

  3. bigtganks - May 12, 2012 at 3:54 PM

    …and do some people just want friction and drama? He’s instigating all this… Ugh.

  4. js20011041 - May 12, 2012 at 4:07 PM

    I’m convinced that most hunters are pussies. How small must your dick be to want to kill a beautiful animal simply for sport? That’s why it always amuses me when hunters shoot each other by accident. Poetic justice at its finest.

    • ikillchicken - May 12, 2012 at 4:27 PM

      …Says the guy who calls people names while hiding behind an anonymous internet account.

      • js20011041 - May 12, 2012 at 5:11 PM

        Do you have an actual argument for or against, or do you just want to change the subject? Let me be clear, it really isn’t so much the act of killing as much as it is the intent. Hunting for food, I really don’t have a problem with, that is nature at work. What I cannot understand is finding joy in killing something, and let’s be honest here, that’s what the “sport” of hunting is all about. It’s about mouth breathing, dickless wonders thinking that shooting an animal proves something about their manhood. It’s about the “thrill of the hunt.” Although, how much of a thrill can be gained from hiding in the weeds or, even worse, up in a tree stand and picking animals off like a sniper? What kind of joy can be found in such a cowardly act?

      • blomfeld - May 13, 2012 at 12:53 AM

        js20011041 – Terrific comment friend ! The bottom line is that anyone who takes pleasure in the destruction of other creatures is “sick” and “evil” … not to mention that they’re also pathetic and likely lacking in the most basic of ways. I dare any of these “tough guy” hunters to step naked into a pen with an angry bear … we all know that there isn’t a chance in hell of that ever happening ! So go to hell Booth, you piece of cowardly excrement ! … and while we’re at it, “F you” too Gillis, you garbage …

    • bagjr387 - May 12, 2012 at 11:43 PM

      why do you get to choose what forms of life are sacred? nobody complains when you are killing bugs with the windshield of your car on the thruway.

      you do realize that humans used to have to hunt to survive….and some still do. happens in alaska every year. a town kills a whale to sustain life, if they dont they starve…

      • babykaby - May 13, 2012 at 8:21 AM

        Yes, there are circumstances where some people might have to personally kill an animal for survival. However, I’m fairly certain the over paid jerk-off in this particular article does not. He is simply a killer and apparently damn proud of it. What a loser in more ways than one.

      • bagjr387 - May 13, 2012 at 5:09 PM

        you missed my point…people have a tendancy to pick and choose which forms of life are sacred…because they are cute. like i said bugs are pests and you dont care…but one guy shoots a deer because its a “beautiful animal” and its a big uproar

  5. jason9696 - May 12, 2012 at 4:45 PM

    Too bad the bear didn’t knock his head off. That would’ve been more fun to watch.

  6. thraiderskin - May 12, 2012 at 5:08 PM

    “Fun fact: Greenpeace was founded in Vancouver.”

    That is a fun fact…

    • blomfeld - May 13, 2012 at 11:34 AM

      yes it was … in Bimini’s Pub on 4th Ave actually, back in the late 60’s … :)

  7. rainyday56 - May 12, 2012 at 5:11 PM

    “Thou shalt not kill”

    • lostpuppysyndrome - May 12, 2012 at 10:41 PM

      Thou shalt not murder, actually. And it applies only to humans in this context.

  8. biasedhomer - May 12, 2012 at 6:25 PM

    Bryzgalov would like to hire David Booth as his personal bodyguard.

    • babykaby - May 13, 2012 at 8:22 AM

      I have to admit that was pretty funny.

  9. johnnyru131 - May 12, 2012 at 6:49 PM

    My brother in law and his friends are hunters, but they eat the animal. What you non hunters don’t understand is that 95% of the time you don’t even shoot anything. There are plenty days where my brother in law comes home empty handed because the right deer didn’t show up. It’s not like you just shoot anything and everything you see. You need tags and have to obey the laws or there are huge fines. I don’t mind the hunting if you’re going to eat it, the hunting of “exotic” animals is stupid in my opinion.

    • babykaby - May 13, 2012 at 8:28 AM

      You used the right phrase in describing what hunting currently consists of when you stated “the right deer didn’t show up”. In other words I’m going to park my ass in a tree, drink me a few brews and wait for an animal to mosie on by so I can try and shoot him with my big bad gun. Yep, that’s called hunting. Give me a freaking break.

    • blomfeld - May 13, 2012 at 11:40 AM

      Ahhhh, I get it ! … the key is to “eat” anything you kill and then all is forgiven ! … so if we here all come after you and shoot you dead, then it’s completely fine as long as we then “eat” you ? … makes total sense to me ! :)

  10. johnnyru131 - May 12, 2012 at 6:54 PM

    I do think though the hunting should be done BAREHANDED! No weapons, just you and the animal.

  11. hky15 - May 12, 2012 at 11:11 PM

    Who really cares about this? It’s playoffs time.

  12. herc883 - May 13, 2012 at 11:03 AM

    One thing that all you bleeding hearts do not understand is that hunters play an important role in the management of wildlife. The money raised from license fees goes directly to funding programs and studies to benefit wildlife. Licenses are allotted for different species based on herd numbers and what is required for the species to sustain itself without becoming over populated. If there are not enough deer harvested in an area than they can become too many and disease will spread and they all will die or they will eat all of the forage available and other animals will not have food. Also, if there are deer or moose or elk or whatever it might be in large numbers it increases the chances of accidents with motor vehicles leading to human deaths. Wildlife management is an important role of hunters and I don’t expect people that live in the middle of a big city, and very rarely even see an animal that isn’t on a leash or a tree that wasn’t planted by a landscaper, to understand.

    • blomfeld - May 13, 2012 at 11:31 AM

      A valid statement no doubt … however I would argue that the one species which needs “managing” more than any other is us humans !

  13. johnnyru131 - May 14, 2012 at 12:18 PM

    Actually my brother in law uses a bow and arrow. It’s a lot harder than you think. Also for someone to say they are lacking something is stupid. My brother in law is a business owner. Like the on person said, there are too many deer and hunters help fund programs. Ignorant bastards.

  14. johnnyru131 - May 14, 2012 at 12:25 PM

    And for the ppl who say, “oh I get it if you eat it’s okay” sarcastically and “oh so if I kill you, but eat you it is ok?”. You are NOT making any valid points and are ignorant! HELLO! If the law says you can hunt, then there is nothing wrong with it. If you kill a HUMAN and that is ILLEGAL so no it wouldn’t be the same.

    Are the pol who are against hunting also against fishing? Do you wear leather? Do you eat meat products? You girls probably wear make up that is animal tested and made out of whale blubber. Unless you don’t eat animals and don’t use products made out of animals you have NO ROOM to talk about hunters! Fact. I’m not even a hunter and I’m defending their right to hunt!

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