Here's a reason: It's FUN! They're animals, not school children. Yes, they are creatures which feel pain and that is exactly why every responsible hunter goes to great length to see that they harvest game as humanely as possible. But to equate these animals as somehow having rights equal to or in some cases surpassing those of humans is just plain silly. As for your alleged reading and writing on a college level....if the college students who I've taught are any indication of what passes for college reading level these days, it's no great shakes to proclaim so. You want to know why you're catching grief? It's because, by definition, you are a troll. You came here with your cut and paste talking points without any first hand knowledge of what a successful hunt even requires. Furthermore, you came here to one of the busiest and most civil of any firearms board on the internet with your canned comments and utter lack of firearms knowledge. Why don't you try and take your trash over to arfcom or falfiles and see how things go there? You came here and passed gas in our living room and you're surprised that we told you it stinks?