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It’s critical now. Poaching and trophy hunting are causing extinction. Don’t believe anything different. They kill for fun and money. Ricky Gervais
I am Tosk. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine s1e6: Captive Pursuit, first station visitor from Gamma quadrant
The most disappointing hunt in memory. ibid. invading lizard-bloke
He has been bred for the hunt. His entire reason to exist is the hunt, to make it as exciting, as interesting, as he can. ibid.
I am Tosk. The hunted. I live to outwit the hunters for another day. To survive until I die with honour. ibid.
Who is hunting the hunters? Star Trek: Voyager: Prey s4e16, Janeway to Chakotay & Seven of Nine
Something tells me the hunt for Voyager is far from over. ibid. Janeway
Never underestimate your prey or disrespect its abilities; if you do, you will become the hunted. Star Trek: Voyager s4e18: The Killing Game I, Hirogen to German officer
My people are hunting themselves to extinction. Star Trek: Voyager s4e19: The Killing Game II, Hirogen to Janeway
Never let your prey control the hunt. Star Trek: Voyager s7e9: Flesh & Blood I, Hirogen to Hirogen
The leaf-eaters didn’t have everything their own way: there were also hunters in the forest. David Attenborough, Life on Earth XI: The Hunters and the Hunted, BBC 1979
So the long duels between the hunter and hunted fought out on the open plain led to a great development of teamwork and communication. ibid.
It’s the lionesses who do most of the hunting. David Attenborough, The Trials of Life IX: Friends and Rivals, BBC 1990
Barely a week old they are fearless. Learning to negotiate these cliffs is central to their [Ibex] survival … David Attenborough, Life e7: Hunters and Hunted, BBC 2009
The rain forests of Belize in central America. And as evening falls and the shower comes to an end a predator begins to hunt: the greater bulldog bat, a flying mammal and a fisherman. ibid.
A young stoat ... Stalking, chasing and ambushing all practised in play. ibid.
Mammals must deploy their most sophisticated weapon: their brains. ibid.
Bottlenose dolphins: and they are on a mission – a mission to catch fish ... The dolphins have a plan. They have learnt to corral the fish by working as a team ... This behaviour is unique to the dolphins of Florida Bay. ibid.
A brown bear. Here they grow larger than anywhere in the world. Other bears have also gathered at the edge of the surf. They’ve come here to fatten up for the winter. They’re waiting for an event that happens just once a year: the salmon run. ibid.
The Ethiopian wolf. The only wolf in the whole of Africa. ibid.
A star-nosed mole. Possessor of perhaps the most extraordinary nose on the planet ... Few creatures can hunt equally successfully underground and underwater. ibid.
Young elephant seals risk being dragged off the rocks by the surging waves and swept out into open water. ibid.
The duels between hunter and hunted are as dramatic as any event in the natural world. The stakes could not be higher. For both it’s a matter of life and death. Yet surprisingly, it’s the hunters who usually fail. David Attenborough, The Hunt I: The Hardest Challenge, BBC 2015
Hi! handsome hunting man
Fire your little gun.
Bang! Now the animal
is dead and dumb and done.
Nevermore to peep again, creep again, leap again,
Eat or sleep or drink again. Oh, what fun! Walter de la Mare, Rhymes and Verses: Collected Poems for Young People
By 1993, the Duke of Edinburgh, the owner of 56 shooting rifles, had brought down 30,000 birds from the skies, he’d killed two crocodiles as well as scores of wild boar, several hundred Scottish stags and an Indian tiger. Royal Babylon ***** 2012
I eat therefore I hunt. Sarah Palin
Oh very good, we should go hunting together. Well I think we could have a lot of fun together. As for getting work done, we can kill two birds with one stone that way. Sarah Palin, re Canadian DJ prank call posing as French president
Be, baby bunting,
Daddy’s gone a-hunting
Gone to get a rabbit skin
To wrap the baby bunting in. Gammer Gurton’s Garland, 1784
That owes its pleasure to another’s pain. William Cowper 1731-1800, The Task, 1785
Hunting is not a sport. In a sport both sides should know they’re in the game. Paul Rodriguez
The time will come when public opinion will no longer tolerate amusements based on the mistreatment and killing of animals. The time will come, but when? When will we reach the point that hunting, the pleasure of killing animals for sport, will be regarded as a mental aberration? Albert Schweitzer
It is very strange, and very melancholy, that the paucity of human pleasures should persuade us to ever call hunting one of them. Samuel Johnson
Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the Lord. Genesis 10:9
There is no hunting like the hunting of man, and those who have hunted armed men long enough and liked it, never care for anything else thereafter. Ernest Hemingway
The perils of duck hunting are great – especially for the duck. Walter Cronkite
I don’t oppose hunting in any way, shape or form. If that’s what you enjoy doing, you are free to do it. Jesse Ventura
If you need more than ten rounds to hunt, and some argue they hunt with that many rounds, you shouldn’t be hunting. If you can’t get the deer in three shots, you shouldn’t be hunting. You are an embarrassment. Joe Biden
The only time I ever went hunting I remembered it as a grisly experience. Gloria Swanson
Vegetarians are cool. All I eat are vegetarians – except for the occasional mountain lion steak. Ted Nugent
You may seek it with thimbles – and seek it with care;
You may hunt it with forks and hope;
You may threaten its life with a railway-share;
You may charm it with smiles and soap. Lewis Carroll, The Hunting of the Snark: An Agony, in Eight Fits, Fit the Third: The Baker’s Tale, 1974
The dusky night rides down the sky,
And ushers in the morn;
The hounds all join in glorious cry,
The huntsman winds his horn,
And a-hunting we will go. Henry Fielding, A-Hunting We Will Go, 1734
Hunting requires conscious planning and organisation by means of language as well as special weapons. Jacob Bronowski, The Ascent of Man 1/13: Lower than the Angels, BBC 1973
I was in South African spending time in the world of trophy hunters and safari outfitters; their practice of keeping wild animals fenced in on farms has made it cheaper and easier to hunt than ever before. And also proved highly controversial. Louis Theroux, African Hunting Holiday, BBC April 2008