Persuasive Essay On Trophy Hunting

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Between 1850 and 1900, trophy hunting by early settlers in North America was largely uncontrolled with negative consequences for wildlife populations. Over one million were killed. Wolves nearly became extinct due to over-hunting and poaching. By the late 19th century, following the devastating impact of hunting by early settlers, there was recognition among some hunters for the need to protect the remaining population. During the early 20th century, conservation groups such as the World Wildlife Foundation (WWF) and the Wildlife Conservation Society played key roles in the establishment of protected areas in North America. Through their efforts, the population of wolves began to flourish again, yet they will be in danger once more if trophy hunters are allowed to continue hunting wolves. Wolf populations affect the ecosystem. We need to stop trophy hunting as conservation in order to protect the ecological system. The solution lies in controlling the population through spaying and neutering.
Wolves have been feared, hated, and hunted for hundreds of years in North America. The law to eradicate the wolf was approved by the Obama administration on March 10, 2011, when the administration announced it was lifting the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and protections for gray wolves in eight states in the Northern Rockies and Great Lakes. The United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) stated that hunting was allowed in order to manage the population. Since then, over 3,000
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