Pros And Cons Of Sport Hunting

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Is sport hunting needed to keep a balance in nature, or is it just cruel? Is sport hunting really affecting anything at all in our world or is it just causing unnecessary pain and suffering for animals? The controversy on sport hunting being legal or not has been going on for a very long time. Both sides have extremely valid reasons on why their opinion is correct, but this many be an argument that will very be completely settled or agreed on. Sport hunting is profitable and entertaining for some, but it is also cruel and unethical to others and the animals that have to suffer. Sport hunting has been going on basically since the human race existed. Back then, we needed it to survive and have a meal, but now that’s not so much the case. People now tend to hunt to be able to bring home a “trophy” or prize to hang on their wall and show it off. It’s very rarely used anymore as a source of food. It’s usually just sent off to a taxidermy place to be stuffed and sent back to the proud hunter. Some people argue that hunting is controlling overpopulation and preventing diseases, making money for the economy and decreasing chance of death or injury by hunting, while others argue its doing the exact opposite. Hunting to some is a tradition or a way of life, while to others it’s just completely unethical. Both sides of the argument have very valid reasons on why they chose a certain side, but hearing from both sides, it could be hard to choose one side completely. It’s a topic that’s easy to look at in many different perspectives. The first view of the controversy states that sport hunting causes suffering, painful deaths for animals, causes imbalances in nature, destroys property and injures or kills hunters or... ... middle of paper ... ...on to hunt them as much as they’d like. It is not affecting the population at all. Natural habitats are changed to fit the needs of deer to make unbelievably high population numbers. Overall, sport hunting has done many things for our world, good and bad. Even if there is no possible way for us humans to hunt deer into extinction or endangerment, it is still a cruel and unfair that the animal has to have a suffering death. Natural occurrences take care of things on its own and we as humans cannot change the environment. It is how it is and there’s nothing we can do about it. Even though it’s still very unlikely everyone would take the same side on this, maybe someday we will come to a compromise on this controversial issue. Sport hunting is profitable and entertaining for some, but it is also cruel and unethical to others and the animals that have to suffer.
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