Thoughts on bone and antler dread beads?
This was enlightening, and I am glad that everyone is sharing their feelings on the subject with me. Thats why I asked about it so that other's COULD let me know their view points, and I understand that this is a really controversial topic that I've brought up. I would NEVER consider killing an animal for the sole purpose of getting bone or antler to carve, and think about it, if someone is killing for a trophy, they aren't going to give me the antlers to cut up and carve. What I'd be able to get my hands on would be either naturally shed antlers, or those from an animal that was killed for food. And though I know that there are some people out there that have no business having a weapon in their hands, most of the people that are close to me are very good hunters and also would use as much of the animal as possible. And the way I'm looking at it its just one more purpose for that animal to be used for. Who knows, I may start playing around with it and decide its not for me... but I may and really end up enjoying myself with it Again everyone thank you for your thoughts and feelings on this topic, they are appreciated and respected.
Naked Naturalist said:
being native american my family has always killed for their food. people that hunt nowadays. i just dunno. it takes them five arrows before they cant kill it. this is veryyy cruel. im more of an animal protector. i believe they were here to teach us. we should protect them and care for them. i do find killing animals as quite distasteful as in "controlling population". i find that disturbing. i believe in natural selection, i guess?now if it were food purpose, im a little more lenient with that. my culture. they use every part of the animal, heart, brain, skull. this is not problem. sort of why i respect india. because most from there are vegetarian. not that i hate on meat eaters but ive seen so many animals brutally murdered that eating meat is not my specialty anymore. however, back on the subject. i find that these beads would be rather interesting. i would wear them! as long as you werent just going out killing animals for the bone. if you just found the bone, or it was from an animal you humanly killed for the meat and decided to use the bone for a purpose. i would thank you for that. im sure the animal would too. it would be good to know that its body was being used for something other than the pleasure of human consumption. peace and love<3