Okay parents out there...I need to vent.
I have an opinion on something....and that is what it is...strictly opinion and someone close to me has a VERY opposite opinion about a controversial topic......
As most of you know my son is an animal lover. He loves every type of animal in the world. Everything as in ocean animals, jungle animals, reptiles, even insects of every kind and especially loves the animals that he sees in his own community like the deer, rabbits, and turtles that we see around our house.
We can't even watch animal channel because he will run to me in the kitchen so upset because an animal is fighting and is hurt. He even wanted to be a veterinarian at one point to save the animals (till he realized how cool policemen were).
I have explained the circle of life to Noah, drew him pictures, explained to him how God made the world work with the animals and even about the meat we eat on the table and why.
Before I begin....Noah is 5. A very naive five year old. One who believes there is all good in the world. Something in him I don't want to lose just yet.
Your opinion is always welcome here on my blog....but I need to just vent how I am feeling because this is weighing on me, so here it goes....
Hunting and children
This is strictly my opinion and how I feel regarding my son.
There are influences in my son's life that feel that they need to educate my son on hunting because they love it.
I, on the other hand, feel that age 5 is too young to be "educating" on hunting. Most states don't allow children to hunt till age 12. I agree. Why? Children can't always rationalize why the "hunt" is taking place and the difference between "killing" and "hunting". It does not matter how many times you try to explain it, because many children under age 12 just aren't prepared to watch an animal be shot and "tracked". I could say a lot more, but this is just enough of a heated topic.
I will allow my son to make his own decisions about hunting when he is old enough to do so. I will not push him one way or the other and I do not feel others should either. I will support him on what he enjoys when he is capable of doing it.
I feel it is not necessary to subject him to hunting at age 5. I do NOT by any means feel that this is appropriate. I am annoyed and feel that I am alone.
Alone in my decision to raise MY child.