I was just wondering what polands view on hunting is
Divided, just like everywhere. Some Poles think it is needless cruelty, some are indifferent, others support it.
and if they actually do hunt in poland and if its popular.
Hunting is posh among well-off males. I know a few lawyers, doctors, dentists, public servants who have chosen this activity coz it is fashionable in their circles. Costs of guns and annual fees to the local hunting lodge can be high.
It has just occured to me: hunting animals, especially such a big game as deer etc does require certain dose of cruelty in your psyche. It seems some people are born with it and they need to regularly let it out. . Isn`t it better if they kill animals within the law and have their natural cruelty under control rather than they use it against other people, also injuring or killing them in worst cases?
That is why I am not against hunting - let it be.
Hey, did you know about this old Polish custom - your first hunt is celebrated as a special event and your face is smeared with the blood of the animal you shot. I also read about this custom in books about Poland in the past.