Many wolves were removed from regions where they weren’t even threats to humans or livestock (Klinghammer 446) because wolves, like grizzlies, were perceived as competitors for land and food. Unlike grizzly bears, wolves didn’t survive in the Northern Rocky Mountains because of poisonings, shootings, and bounties for their pelts (Barker 177). These actions caused the extinction of wolves in western states, changing the ecosystems by eliminating a natural predator. The reasons for this genocide, according to David Mech, were “the possible predation by the wolf upon man. .
How many innocent farm animals are going to be brutally killed and consumed by predator species before the citizens of america are going to do anything about it. The act of killing predators is justifiable when killing them to stop them from overpopulating and to stop them from consuming farm animals, however it should be monitored so mass killings or even extinction of certain species doesn’t occur. Predator species in America include: Gray wolves, badgers, black bears, coyotes, cougars, bobcats, and the frightening grizzly bear. Predators Overpopulate The number of predators in the U.S. would increase drastically if the population wasn’t controlled by man. In the wild the coyote population has virtually no natural predators so they can raise their young without any worries that they will be killed.
“Please join me in calling Butterball,” implored Apple, “to tell them there is no proper way to kill and cook these beautiful birds.” Okay, so maybe you love animals but you’re not a vegetarian. The next question is about the affects of one killed or injured animal on many. Take deer for example. Many hunters claim that any deer that escapes from a hunt later returns to the herd without suffering any ill effects. Even if they don’t get away, there is no damage done to the population and the hunters have done nothing but their part in keeping populations to a healthy low.
Sheep die from a variety of causes such as: wild animals, old age, disease, an error in giving birth, and much more which can really narrow down your herd. There are many ways to save your sheep from these causes such as: using llamas to protect them, guard dogs, and medicinal remedies. Llamas can be used to protect your sheep by scaring away and fighting with coyotes which is a major cause of dying sheep. Many people have never heard of this method of protecting sheep and still many have not believed it after they have heard it. Take this for example; a coyote lurks around your sheep herd spotting which one is going to be its meal for the day, then, the sheeps’ protector lets out a strange cry and runs toward the fence scaring the coyote away.
He put into my perspective some of the truths of ethically treated animals and how most people believe it is for our own good to use animals to our advantage. I never really pondered the fact that animals, whether they are treated ethically or not, end up getting slaughtered. I truly believe that Steiner provides a strong argument, but I am not in complete agreeance. Ethical treatment of animals is something that I think should always be reinforced, but Steiner takes being vegan to the extreme by saying, “you just haven’t really lived until you’ve tried to function as a strict vegan in a meat-crazed society,” (197) and comparing the slaughter of animals to an internment camp that was part of a mass genocide. Comparing the slaughtering of animals to a mass genocide is more ridiculous than the number of animals killed in a year for human consumption.
People who oppose it see it as morally wrong to kill animals. Glenn Kirk stated “Hunting causes immense suffering to individual wild animals…” and is “cruel because unlike natural predation hunters kill for pleasure” (scientificamerican.com). However, this is not true. I do not know of one family who kills “just for fun.” Before I ever even went on my first hunt, my dad informed me that I must eat the deer I killed, or I am not allowed to go. Also, after we harvest an animal, we give thanks to God for providing us with food.
Consumed at the time of capture, this sedative was important to live-captures by decreasing aggression thus lowering incident of injury (lacerations or bruising) and death due to stress or fatal injuries. Research of coyotes occurred in a 194-km2 area of Elk Island National Park (EINP), of Alberta, Canada. 51 coyotes were captured between 15 November-1 April over a period of 9,379 trap nights and 7,421 trap days. Researchers took care in assembling the snares so that any traces of human scent were masked. The traps were then set up along game trails avoiding any exposed or hazardous sites.
He was very upset and could do nothing about it because there is no law protecting the dogs. To fully understand how wolves affect wild game you need to fully under... ... middle of paper ... ...ally. There is many rules and regulations on how and where they can be harvested. Environmentalists thought they were helping to level out the environment but instead made it legal to harvest the wolves. By overpopulation they have caused many problems from farmers to hunters, even some game.
If the deer eat all the grass, rabbits and other such herbivorous animals will diminish and kill off all of the predatory creatures that eat the rabbits. Without hunting, balance will never be maintained and the environment will never really be stable and healthy. Hunting should be done to benefit the overall population and living quality of animal species. In order to better understand hunting, we need to learn what hunting is, why hunting is beneficial, and the consequences of not hunting. We also need to know what the hunting controversy really is, the population statistics, and a few clubs that support hunters and wildlife conservation.
Reuniting the Grey Wolf In 1914 the United States Congress approved the funding to destroy wolves. Many of the Government bounty hunters decided to help farmers to protect there livestock from the destructive creatures. Sixty years later the wolves are considered as endangered. In 1973 the United State Congress passed another law (Endangered Species Act) this act stated that all endangered species could not be killed by anyone or they would face a fine of one thousand dollars and as much as one year in jail. So many organizations started programs to help the wild life one of which was called the Wolf Recovery Program.