To an audience of people who have different views on hunting. For the purpose of sharing: Both sides of why hunting should be allowed and not allowed.
Transition: In the beggining
First hunting for food can show that they have thier pro’s and con’s. i. Since the dawn the of time, We have had hunters hunting buffallo, elk, deer, any kind of beast that would support their family. Is that right?
In some cases yes, if its to support your family and feed so many people of a certain group or community. Plus you dont want animals to over populate us humans correct? Hunting can definitely keep down the population such as the deer population, hunters say that since the population of wolves and cougars are down they the hunters need to take place of the wolves and cougars and keep the deer population down.
(Lin, Doris) It will definitely give you something to think about. Do we want to get overpopulated by animals? ii. Though main hunting for food can be viewed as bad because of hunters and how they kill animals incorrectly.
Such as car/deer collisions, Before hunting season hunters would scare deer off onto the main roads and have people hit the deer by thier car. Some may see that hunters use this as a recreational sport. (Lin, Doris) (Division of Wildlife, 10/25/2012) Colorado is aware of hunting season and hunters are always excited to hunt game, but there are always those times where hunters shoot the wrong game like people. To be against hunting, this letter to all of Colorado talks about how hunters misjudge targets and assume elk are deer or deer are elk or even people are such animals and begin to shoot and get into deep trouble.
Second hunting for trophy usage can have pro’s and con’s. i. For bragging rights animals are prized or just income these are what animals become after getting killed. It is mostly had become a con to any argument because of those who hunt go after most mature animals that are able to produce. Hunters go after most animals and kills a big group of young males and causes extinction of animals. Just like Polar bears, in 2008 Polar bears were declared as a threatened species. (Aguecheek, Andrew 12/09/2008) Most animals like wolves, eagles, cougars, reptiles, and many more animals or reptiles are becoming endangered species.
If you are an animal supporter trophy hunting is one of the worst kind of violations in the world to nature. It’s an offense to all of us who care and think animals should live out thier lives to thier fullest just like us humans. It even becomes more of a problem when hunters kill an animal that is an andangered species. (Aguecheek, Andrew 12/09/2008) ii. Those who are in favor there are pro’s to trophy hunting. Mostly the reason of why a hunter does trophy hunting is to have it as a memento of what they have killed and be proud of what they have done.
Some hunters do like to use the meat of the animal for the meat because they think it is a waste if it is not used but still also use the whole body or even the head of the animal given to the tazxidermist to have it held as a symbol an award or prize. It not only does bring income or become such as a prize, if you think of trophy hunting just as hunting without the trophy part it is used to help with protecting animals and humans getting killed so when an animal goes rapid and wild throughout a certain area a hunter kills it and it helps protect us humans from getting hurt or killing any other animals. (Gunn,Alastair S, 2001).
Third hunting for uses for fur, skin, toes, teeth, nails, etc can have thier pro’s and con’s as well. i. Exotic skins, fur, galuchat (sharks, manarays), karakul (lambs inside a mothers womb), leather and suede are all things we use as items to help create fashion designer make clothes. The con of this is because it caused extinction or close to extinction of animals like these ten top animals: Wooly Mammoths, Caspian Tigers, Thylacines (Tasmanian tigers), Dodos, Passenger pigeons, Polar Bears, Muskox, Mediterranean Monk Seals, American crocodiles, Flying foxes and Great white sharks.
(Huntercourse. com) Foxes are a good example even though they are not extinct, They are used for thier fur but it is awful way of how they are killed and mostly by dogs. Since dogs are used for fox hunting it becomes gruesome. (all-creatures. org) Even though trading of the uses of animal furs, and skins has been with us for centuries, it causes harm and we lose precious wildlife inhabitants but also uses of thier skins and other parts we use in our daily lives.
The pros of the hunting for such uses can be to help kill the animals that are dangerous to us. Like Thylacines (Tasmanian tigers) they are the largest marsupial, that has the head of a dog, the stripes of a cat, and the pouch of a kangaroo. They were said by farmers that they killed thier livestocks. They were much of a problem even more people started killing these unique creatures and exterminate them. The last one of thier existence lived til 1938 at the Hobart zoo. And they also used the unique creatures fur to create quality clothing.
(Huntercourse. com) Or it may not even be a pro but some animals may not even have a chance to survive in the world such as the dodo’s (the flightless birds) they became extinct in the 17th century. On a desolated land once human activity became it became a problem and they never stood a chance towards the humans pets: dogs, cats, and the blood thirsty pigs that were brought on thier land.
Now we understand both sides of the subject of hunting in three major areas of Food, Trophy, and use as fur or teeth or any other organ or use we can get out of an animal. Is this wrong or right? All we know is that this will be a never ending controversy where we need it and where we dont. Hunters will always break the rules or some will stay behind the lines. But hoping, we can understand two sides of the story and understand why things happen for the reasons. We may still stand by what we believe in but as long as we get a broader knowledge of what hunting can bring positively and negatively.