Persuasive Essay: Why Hunting Should Be Considered?

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Hunting is a controversial topic. Many people think that hunting is just about killing animals; therefore, they think it is wrong. Hunting is something that people have done for centuries. It is a sport that people can learn from, so everyone should go at least once. Hunting is a tradition in a lot of families, it teaches people respect and responsibility, and it provides food for people. First of all, hunting has been a tradition in families for many of years, so people need to go at least once to experience how wonderful it is. How did cave people get the food they ate? It is pretty obvious that they did not go to the grocery store like we do today. They hunted for their food. Hunting has been around for a very long time. It is not just…show more content…
Grocery prices are on the rise, especially meats. Before I started hunting, I spent at least $150 on groceries a week. Since I started hunting, that number has decreased drastically. We hunt deer, turkey, rabbits, and wild hogs. We use deer like we would use beef, use turkey in place of chicken, and use the wild hogs just like any other pork. Wild animals are better; they are not full of hormones or antibiotics and they are also leaner than most store-bought meats. The animals are healthier than the ones raised on feed lots and some farms. Hunting does not just provide meat for my family; we donate any extra meat we have. Many families do not have the money to afford meat now days. We usually try to kill the legal amount of deer. When we do that, we get plenty of meat for ourselves and we are able to it to families in need. Ronnie Ritter, president of Arkansas Hunters Feeding the Hungry, is the link between successful hunters and families who cannot afford meat. He spends most of his time visiting with meat processors and hunters because if it wasn’t for them, he would not be in business. On average, 65,000 pounds of deer meat is donated each deer season. Ritter’s goal is to see that amount go up to 100,000 pounds while he is president. When purchasing a license, there is an option to donate money directly to the Arkansas Hunters Feeding the Hungry program. When people purchased their license in 2012, the licenses brought in $35,000. The next year, there was an option to donate $5 and that brought in roughly the same amount due to people not knowing about the program (Bryan). Saving money and knowing where my meat came from are some of my favorite things about
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