Many people know about the black market, but many do not know how devastating it can be on an animal population. If animals are all being taken out of their natural environment, then they are not going to do good. Many people want to own exotic animals and to have their fur which can be worth a large sum of money. To get animals to the final destination they need to be smuggled. “Animal smuggling is second only to drug smuggling as a major international illegal business” (Black Market).
This is important because without people to conserve and protect the wildlife, different species all around the world could become extinct or become over populated. Hunting is one way to help control this. Dr. Jon Hutton says, “Hunting is not part of conservation, it is conservation” (Conservation Force). Not only is hunting conservation, it is also a way of life for many people. Some have differing opinions on this subject because animal activists see hunting as murder, however, hunters see it as a way to provide food on their tables.
Animals, for example, are usually stolen from their natural habitat and sold in the black markets for large sums of money. Removing animals and/or plants from their natural habitat affects the ecosystem, ruins the food chain and risks driving those animals and plants towards extinction (FREELAND,2010). The wildlife trade is driven by the demand of the consumers. To the traffickers, receiving huge amounts of money for providing a commodity that does not cost them much is a very tempting offer for them, especially for those in desperate need of money. Hence, traffickers tend to hire workers to do the hunting and this is accomplished with the help of organized groups.
For example, poachers can endanger animals and often eliminate species with their illegal use of hunting (Bove, 2016). The need to illegally hunt shows how unsympathetic people involve themselves towards different species and authorities like police, rangers, and wildlife officers. Officers try to prevent illegal hunting and poaching as much as possible. Although illegal hunting has large effects on plants, animals, and ecosystems, legal hunting can impact species greatly. Legal and illegal hunting impacts many species because the time between legal and illegal hunting seasons may not give enough time for population increase within specific species.
Currently these bills did not succeed because the felony was lowered even thought it might have been high. Lowering felonies can result of people not taking this bills seriously and the cruelty will still continue. Enforcing penalties for animal abuse would show people that without diversities of animals these species would become extinct, our food source would be limited in the future, and harm would continue to be done if penalties are not enacted. Not enforcing harsher penalties leads people to keep on committing these crimes to many animals. These crimes lead to animal extinction where at one point in the future there will be limited food source.
Sometimes people hunt the wild animals for food. But in the most situations, they hunt wild speci... ... middle of paper ... ...animals are introduced abroad or to a new habitat on purpose or by accident. And they will be a threat to those plants and animals that are originally grown there. The example that European rabbit were sent to Australia and caused many species to die can explain it quite clearly. In conclusion, the four major reasons which are destruction of the habitats, illegal wild animal trades, over exploitation and the competition with the domestic and introduced species matters a lot.
In conclusion, I think extinction of animals is bad things that happen because it could give more bad effects to the people and ecosystem of the earth compare to the benefits. The government should provide a reserved forest to keep the extinct animals live and care for them. The government also should enforce the laws and give warning to the people or hunters who doings wrong works to stop their actions hunting these animals immediately or any punishment will be given to the criminals who did not follow the rules.
The human society of the United States believes that “People with emotional problems may beat, shoot, or stab animals or set them on fire”(Animal abuse and neglect). From this point of view I believe that those who abuse animals are more likely to be violent towards others especially their families. Other then that animals all over the United States are abuse by “intentional abuse which occurs when a person purposely cause physical harm, injuries or the death of an animal”(ASPCA). Intentional abuse has been the cause of million of animals deaths and investigations and is a serious problem. Next would be neglect, which is an important one because it’s when an owner fails to “pro... ... middle of paper ... ... at least spread the word and tell people to help prevent animal cruelty and to adopt.
Other times they wonder out into areas inhabited by humans and get injured. In the meantime, carnivorous animals that prey on herbivorous animals find it more challenging to find food and starved to death however wandering off into human-populated areas can also kill. The damage of just a very small region can therefore lead to the destruction of animal species. Very often animals that live in the forests require specialized habitats. When deforestation happens, these animals have gradually fewer areas in which they can live.
Exotic animals can also feast on species to a point of extinction if there are no natural predators to maintain the wild exot... ... middle of paper ... ...of exotic species, inadequate confinements and risks that the animals are exposed to, and the dangerous risks to humans. Millions of animals are illegally smuggled into the United States each year; this produces grave consequences, resulting in the possible destruction of fragile ecosystems. Equally important is the suffering that animals face when they are impulsively bought, just to be discarded when they become too big a burden. Finally, when exotic animals are held in private residences human safety and health are in jeopardy. There is no denying the magnificence of a wild animal, but what if it is removed from nature to be made a pet in a cage?