To begin with, trophy hunting should not be legal because the animals should be protected. According to the article Africa’s Uneasy Neighbors, “Cecil was in a protected area in a national park in Zimbabwe and was lured.” The text goes to state that Cecil hunt wasn’t a fair hunt. In the text it states, “Waiting was a dentist from Minnesota who paid more than $50,000 for the chance to kill an African lion.” This evidence proves that trophy hunting is very bad and should be illegal. Secondly, trophy hunting should not be legal because it is harmful to endangered species. According to Africa’s Uneasy Neighbors, “Africa has lost up to 60 percent wild animals in the past 40 years.” For another example, “Some guides illegally take hunters to into protected areas or lure the animals out as in a case of Cecil.” This evidence proves that trophy hunting
Animals have feelings and lives too. “Like people, animals want to live, they also love and feel pain. Animals shouldn’t have to die just because some humans consider hunting to be fun.” (¨There Are Still People¨) Why would we take away a life just to use it as an award, especially since it’s against the law? It illegal to import animal hunting trophies. “Many animals imported as trophies are members of species protected under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), such as leopards and African elephants, the importation of endangered and threatened species is only for scientific research, enhancement of propagation, or survival of the species.
They killed thousands of exotic wild on representing hundreds of different species in foreign countries primarily in Africa. Trophy Hunters don't really care about the conservation. They want to be the ones to tell others what kind of ways they went through to kill an animal. “ Heads, horns, tusks, and other body parts of most these animals are legally and sometimes illegally imported as trophies to the US.” Since these animals are being killed for the pleasure of the eye there's no point in killing them. Killing animals also means killing the food chain that they were involved in.
Currently, elephants are endangered because humans are selfish and want to take their ivory tusks. Humans have also depleted the tiger population down to less than 2,500 tigers in the whole world. When a certain species is removed from their ecosystem, it can have effects on their prey and their predators. Their prey’s population would increase, and their predator’s population would decrease due to their being nothing for it to eat.
Humans are the cause for almost all of the animals who have gone extinct, but yet other people don’t want to help save them? From 1970 to 2012 our animal population has dropped by 58%. That my friends is why we need wildlife conservations. Think of all the animals being poached, such as tigers, rhinos, and whales and then tell me you don’t feel bad, because you don’t want to save them. People who argue against conservations, saying they don’t work are full of crap.
Only when the last of the animal’s horns, tusks, skin and bones are sold, will Mankind realize that money can never buy back our wildlife” - Paul Oxton Poaching is a big problem all over the world and results in many species of animals becoming endangered. To try and protect some of the more endangered animals like the Rhino, game rangers have tried surgical removal of the animal’s horn to make the rhino useless to poachers. The removal of animals’ horns to protect them against poachers is not the most effective anti-poaching solution. This essay will show why the removal of the animal’s horn is not a good solution by showing the negative effects of removing the horn, the cost of removing the horn, what is done with the horns and how the removal of the horn has reduced poaching. Animals like Rhinos are poached for their horns as they are used for medicinal purposes and jewelry.
Hunting and Poaching Report by Nicholas Hong Si Wei of class 2E6 Research mentors: Mrs Candy Tong, Ms Sarala, Mr Ang Abstract: Hunting and poaching is the act of killing, capturing of wild animals. However, hunting is legal in some parts of the world whereas poaching is done illegally unfortunately, because of excessive hunting and poaching, this has become a global problem whereby many animals and decreasing dramatically in population or even extinction. Some of the cases include Amur Leopard, Black Rhino, Sumatran Tiger, and Sumatran Elephant which are critically endangered. Some extreme cases where by a particular species of animal is completely extinct include Atlas bear, Japanese sea lion, Carolina parakeet and dusky seaside sparrow.
In 2012 a tiger escaped his enclosure in the Cologne zoo and killed a zookeeper before being shot dead, while another tiger in the Czech Republic escaped and mauled three zookeepers. Bulls, limas, peacocks, gorillas, chimpanzees and in one case two tigers are just some of the animals that have recently made their attempt for freedom by trying to escape. One of the main arguments for the existence of zoos is that they help to protect endangered species. But this is not true. In fact, most animals in zoos aren’t endangered, this is because zoos are almost always attracted to the more “popular” animals meanwhile, they are ignoring smaller animals who actually need protection.
However, recreational hunting and target practice are hardly basic rights that must be preserved at all costs. Moreover, guns are ineffective for self-defense in many situations. In other words, the risks outweigh the potential advantages by far. Moreover, what is right should not be abandoned, only because it is difficult to implement. It is time that the ownership of guns is restricted to those who need them for professional reasons.
The suspected justifications of why this enterprise is even taking place is because of lack of government involvement, the shifting of blame from consumers to producers, and the minimal job opportunities in the communities. First off, most of the people who generate a livelihood off of poaching belong to organized crime groups. It has been reported in the past few years that terrorist groups partake in this trade to fund their militias. Moreover, poachers who fit under this category travel far and wide to hunt elephants because they have completely depleted their source back home, take Sudan for example. Even Joseph Kony, one of the world’s most wanted terrorists and past leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army, was reported saying that, “No, I want ivory for ammunition to keep fighting” (nationalgeographic.com).