As for us humans, all we revolve around is money that only last for a few seconds, months, or years. Although wildlife may not be able to speak, we as people must help them so they aren’t on the verge of extinction. That being said, trophy hunting must stop because whether it is a deer, cat, or rhino there is one less of them in the wild. We are intervening for nature to not take its course and let the animals live their expected life span in the wild. By killing such great mammals we are destroying their herd’s population and the future they hold.
This stress limits the animals’ ability to eat sufficiently and store the fat and energy they need t... ... middle of paper ... ...act, a fraction of the wild animal population is specially directed to be killed. Because of this hunting actually causes overpopulation and ecological disturbance. While hunters believe they control the populations of the animals they kill, natural predators, wolves, bears, and mountain lions , are the actual ecosystem managers, if they too are not hunted. Hunting is a huge problem in the world that is over looked by many. It kills millions of defenseless animals every year and wounds even more.
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.
Hunting them within the set limits has resulted in the decrease of these accidents and it has also regulated the deer population. Without these rules however, animal species are at risk. Humans have become predators of everything that exist. Animal, plants, and the earth are prey for the humans. The amount that the humans use of each has drastically increased.
“The hunting community ensures that wildlife populations of game species are sustainable from one generation to the next” (Gibbons 1). Land can only feed and house so many animals before all life naturally dies off and kills the surrounding area. Once animals are over populated something must be done to restore balance to the ecosystem. Natural selection in the environment is not enough for many animals to keep populations at a manageable rate. This is where hunters come in, hunters help to lower populations in environments to allow other animals and life to thrive in a humane way that costs less than any other method of control.
The latter group wishes to enable the coyote and, perhaps other predators, to survive in the open range, as they have for millions of years. Species that kill farm animals include others: mountain lions, bears, bobcats, and red wolves as well as coyotes. This paper on aversive conditioning mainly addresses whether behavior of coyotes can be altered without affecting their survival in the wild. The question Mssrs. Gustavson and Garcia attempt to address is whether coyotes can be conditioned to kill animals such as mice, rabbits, gophers, and squirrels- species of no economic value in the western United States- while leaving sheep alone.
Flocken endorses that “...hunters are not like natural predators.They target the largest specimens; with the biggest tusks, manes, antlers, or horns.” In Defense of Animals International (IDA) argues that hunters concentrate on“game” populations and ignore “non-game” species that may lead to overpopulation and unequal ecosystems. Therefore, it affects their ecosystem, and the animals’ families. Overall, the evidence proves trophy hunting hurts the environment, specifically conservation. Therefore, the hunters’ idea that trophy hunting actually helps conservation by killing some predators to maintain balance, is merely
Rabecah Porter Ms.Davis English IV - Period 3 April 6, 2014 Hunting So we all know what hunting basically is, killing animals for food right? Wrong, some people kill them for fun instead of food. But let’s be honest, is hunting for fun and not putting the animal to use, for fun really necessary? If you’re hunting for food, not just to better your own reputation. Showing off the fact that you shot an animal for fun, not even going to use the animal they killed for food.
Texas still continues to have one of the highest numbers of wild animal farms in the USA. Certain laws have been put in place to prevent hunting on enclosed ranches to make it illegal in twenty-two states. (“Canned Hunting”). These ranches argue that because the ranch provides guides, and a chance to shoot a record class animal for the hunter it is an ethical practice. Other organizations like The Born Free Foundation believe that it takes away from the traditional meaning of hunting, and closing animals within a range is not safe.
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. Since early civilization, hunting has played a key role in human survival. In today’s society, hunting is not necessary for everyday survival in most places. This is simply because the use of factories and animal farms that make it easier for those who chose not to hunt, or are against it. However, there are some people that live in places whe... ... middle of paper ... ... Foundation, 2010.