Hunting Is An Essential Factor Of Modern Management Of Wildlife

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Hunting can be considered the practice of trapping or killing animals, or pursuing them with the intention of either trapping or killing them. Although this practice was a vital part of the survival of humans 100,000 years ago, it is now considered a violent form of recreation that a majority of hunters do not require for subsistence (National Research Council, 1995). This is because it has contributed heavily to the endangerment, extinction and extirpation of animal species globally. Less than 5% of the population which accounts to 13.7 million people in the United States hunts animals, yet hunting is allowed in numerous national forests, state parks, wildlife refuges and other public lands (U.S. Fish and Wildfire Service, 2012). Nearly 40% of the hunters injure and slaughter millions of animals every year on public land, and according to some approximations, poachers equally kill the same illegally (U.S. Fish and Wildfire Service, 2012). Presently, advocates supporting hunting suggest that hunting is an essential factor of modern management of wildlife, for instance, to assist in maintaining a population of healthy animals within the carrying capacity of the environment when known natural checks, such as predators are not present. In light of this, a debate materializes as to whether animals should be haunted or not. In this paper, we will support the argument that states animals should not be hunted for game unless the benefit of the animals being hunted outweighs their survival in a particular place. The following argument will illustrate our reasons for supporting this argument. Why are animals haunted? Animals are mostly hunted because they provide food and skin for making shoes, bags and other items. Animals are also haun... ... middle of paper ... ...nks the animal from a specific species of animals may get sick or starve is destructive and illogical. Another issue with hunting has to do with exotic game animals. If exotic animals, such as lions and tigers escape and thrive in a place not intended for them, they may pose a threat to the native ecosystem and established wildlife. For instance, wild lions from Africa taken to the United States animal park may kill all the animals in the park because those animals are not used to the constant harsh conditions of running away from lions. Therefore, exotic animals, such as lions should be left where nature intended them to be in order to control the animal population. However, what measures can be taken in case the population of one particular species overpopulates a particular area and nature seems to be unable to reduce the population? Let us look at this in detail.

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