Poaching is defined as illegally capturing, injuring, or killing an animal that is not on your land. The motive to commit this crime over the years has shifted from simply from individuals illegally hunting game to large organizations slaughtering animals to gain profit. Many are aware of this issue, but underestimate the sheer enormity of it. According to The Fish and Wildlife Service, there is an estimated $15-20 billion global market generated from poaching and trafficking of animals and their body parts. They have also reported that over 8,000 endangered species do not receive any federal protection. Unfortunately, poaching is a desirable industry for many organized crime groups because wildlife crime sentences are lenient, and probationary …show more content…
Leatherback sea turtles, like in the Eastern Pacific along the coast of South America, are another endangered species that has suffered from the effects of poaching. Their meat and eggs are considered a delicacy in some countries. In other areas of the world, the turtles are hunted for different reasons. Jewelry, instruments, wall hangings, and ceremonial objects can be made from the turtle's skin and shells. Based on what happened to the rhino population, you are probably able to guess the effect on the sea turtles. There are only about 35,000 nesting females left in the world, which may be larger than the decreasing rhino population, it is nowhere near where it should be. Leatherback sea turtles take a longer than most animals to reproduce, so harvesting their eggs takes a massive toll on the population. You could attribute this decline to other factors as well, but in certain areas poachers have removed up to 95% of the …show more content…
Not only serious, but cruel and unnecessary. Every day, the number of animal casualties continue to escalate while the remaining population dwindles down to extinction. It's easy to dismiss this since we don't directly rely on some of these organisms. However, all aspects of the environment are connected in one way or another. An extinction of one species could threaten many other populations. It's too late for some breeds, but with enough action to combat wildlife crime, poaching can be eliminated. It is our job as the human race to reverse the severe damage we have caused in order to sustain the balance of Earth's delicate
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Hunters and poachers alike are intruders and disturb the peace of wild animals. Ecologies are defined by niches carved out by the animals themselves; any interruptions hinder the life processes of animals and their peaceful existence. The book ‘White Hunters’ is a biography that talks about an expedition or ‘Safari’ in East Africa that lasted approximately seventy years (Herne 044). It was written in the 20th century and it documents an adventure of Herne and his friends. Just like the way people in Texas (nothing stereotypical), become perturbed by trespassers and threaten to shoot them, animals feel uncomfortable to when their lives are meddled with.
The mountain gorilla has been faced with adversities since the 1960’s when war took over Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. These difficulties began when masses of refugees and rebels migrated into the habitat of the mountain gorilla. This lead to destruction of their habitat and poaching. Poaching is the “illegal practice of trespassing on another 's property to hunt or steal game without the landowner 's permission”. (Dictionary)
One Opinion from the book moonbird is, " To become extinct is the greatest tragedy in all nature. " Page 107,chapter 8, "extinction is forever". I agree with this opinion completely because it's true, extinction is forever, no more animals of that species would exist on earth if it were extinct. This is tragic because every living thing is precious and is what gives the earth beauty, life, joy, and even gratitude.
If terrorism is wrong, why is big game trophy hunting right? Big game trophy hunting is the killing of animals for the fun of it and displaying it for others or themselves to see. Large animals are killed in the process of ‘show and tell’ and not given a second thought, after doing so. Big game hunting is unethical because it depletes animal populations and results in unnecessary death.
When I was around ten years old, my brother and I went on a sailing trip with our grandfather. On the trip, we sailed along the southern coast of North America all the way to Florida. Every time we would stop I would grab my fishing rod and a bag of smelly decaying bait shrimp. When we arrived to Florida, we dropped anchor near Key West right by an amazing reef. I can still remember the vibrant colors of the coral in the crystal clear water.
The abandonment of these animals negatively impact public health by increasing the risk of transmission to other animals and people, and the risk of accidents by attacks and bites, accidents and other health problems and may cause even greater inconvenience and significant expense to the public coffers. A treatment
They are wild predators and threatening to some. But we should also understand why some opt to adopt them despite understanding its dangers. By implementing a law, we can make sure owners are responsible for it and thus provide adequate care for their own pets. We can make sure neighbors feel comfortable and accept these “special” friends. Last but not the least, we can make sure the animal is safe and free from suffocating cages and insufficient food.
Also innovative drone technology and advanced technology in general will help rangers and others to find out where the poachers are and stop them before they kill off an innocent animal just for money. Solution Name Disadvantages: Improved Security Disadvantages In order to improve security the whole world and most if not all countries will need to pitch in to make an effort. Not everyone will be willing to put so much time, effort, and money. It will take a lot of time and effort and poachers will still have the chance of getting away.
There are more than 7,500,000,000 Billion humans on earth. And Two-Thirds of the animal species are being wiped out. IN the past 2 or 3 years 100,000 elephants had been killed, numerous species with once robust populations now condensed to a few thousand, a few hundred or even
3,000, that’s it. All the tigers left in the world is only 3,000.What caused it to be this way. Poaching? But more importantly what effects does that have on the world? Poaching tiger is causing many problems like the endangerment and extinction of tigers, which not only impacts tigers but the environment and us humans.
Animal Rights: Trophy Hunting Our african animals are our most beautiful animals on this planet and people near and far travel to come see these exotic creatures but they are in danger now because of poaching and trophy hunt for illegal trade. “Ancient trophy hunting were spectacular entertainment to show royal power and dominance while the kings people watched from the sidelines”(weisberger), but today it hasn't really changed much from 600 B.C. Americans are still killing innocent animals for their own entertainment. For instance, “The United States alone has imported almost 5,000 elephant trophies since the year 2000”(Cruise). Poaching and trophy hunting for wildlife continues to be a modern tragedy; however , the U.S. government and other
“Crack, crack.” A little fin pops out of its egg on a warm summer day in Florida. Coming out of the egg a small, green, female sea turtle rushes to make it to the ocean without being attacked by predators. Obstacles lie on the beach for the sea turtle to avoid; broken glass, fishing lines, nets, garbage from the last visitor of the day before. The sea turtle gets entrapped in the fishing line, unable to make it to the ocean, and ultimately devoured by the seagulls.