“Hunters have already exterminated more than a third of the 1,600 wolves that were thought to live in Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho in 2012, when the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ended endangered species protection for gray wolves there”(Conniff). The environmentalists are more worried about the wolves going extinct. Wolves repopulate very quickly. Killing the wolves is only causing a fight between the environmentalists and farmers/ranchers.
The International Fund also claims at “least 5,663 lions were traded internationally for trophy hunting purposes. More than half of these lions were imported to the United States” (International Fund for Animal Welfare). Several studies have demonstrated that excessive trophy harvests have driven population declines. Jeff Flocken of the National Geographic Magazine states that “600 lions are killed every year on trophy hunts. These hunts are unsustainable and put more pressure on the species” (Flocken).
On page 3 of the article they say that if hunting were to be abolished animals such as deer will become a problem because of overpopulation. This means that deer could create problems for farmland as they could eat and stomp on the crops. Hunting is what keeps the deer population from growing too large since the population of the deer’s natural predators are too small to keep the population of the deer stabilize. Deer are not the only animals that are stopped from creating problems with the ecosystem. Animals such as warthogs and the Springboks are also hunted to stop problems such as destruction of
In Africa, a village of the name Sankuyo earned $600,000 from the 120 animals that were allowed to be victims of trophy hunting(Onishi). Without trophy hunting, there will not be as much money owned by these African villages and the villages will slowly decline to poverty. To add to this argument, lions have been seen entering the villages, where the ban has been placed, to find food because they would normally eat the elephant carcusses left by trophy hunters. The people of these villages are claiming to be poisoning those animals who trespass in order to save their own crops. Are humans really that much more important than these innocent animals?
After the movie Jaws came out people thought it would be macho to go and hunt sharks. There would be killing tournaments to see who could get the biggest shark. The biggest shark that was ever caught was a 20 foot long great white shark. People are also overfishing sharks. There is a huge problem with finning for shark steaks or shark fin soup.
Benefits of Owning Chinchillas Chinchillas have been synonymous with expensive fur. With the interest of the fur trade has put severe pressure on any species, especially when the animal is as small as the chinchilla. Most chinchilla fur coats take about 150 to 200 pelts to make. Sadly, chinchillas are still hunted in the wild today, even though it is illegal to hunt them. This hunting has caused on the three species of chinchilla to go extinction.
Finally the tools that are needed while the hunter is in the deer stand to be successful in the hunt. While hunting there is a fine line between legal and illegal the eastist and the most common mistake made while hunting is trespassing. To be able to hunt on a piece
Sadly, many Americans believe that losing the wolves would not be a bad thing for the prey’s sake, but in all reality losing the wolves would be devastating. One major thing that is present in all ecosystems, the place in which animals live, is a trophic cascade. A trophic cascade is explained in the essay as a “sequence of impacts down the food chain” (578). Hannibal gives the reader this example: “…In Wyoming’s Yellowstone National Park … wolves were virtually wiped out in the 1920’s and reintroduced in the ‘90s. Since the wolves have come back, scientists have noted an unexpected improvement in many of the park’s degraded stream areas”
These battles lead the Native Americans to lose their land, homes, and move onto reserves. The map on Document 8 shows the decreasing lands for the Native American tribes. Because of the restrictions put on the Indians, they could not go in certain places to hunt. That includes the buffalo, the settlers however did end up killing a major portion of the population of the buffalo, for meat and fur. Document 6 shows a graph on the declining population of the
The majority of the amount of animals that are killed in the wild are because of hunters. Humans usually kill these animals for accessories such as fur, meat, and other body parts. Creatures in the wild are almost always being hunted, whether it’s by a predator or a hunter. Law enforcers have tried to eliminate the amount of hunters by not allowing road building or hunting in certain areas. This definitely helped a lot, but still doesn’t fix the problem with predators.
Researchers warn that this style of hunting may push populations of those prey into decline. People mainly target prey that is old enough to reproduce. Chris Darimont is a conservation scientist at the University of Victoria in Canada. He states that these are the animals that have the babies and keep the population going. Many animals do not survive their childhood and die before