The Importance Of Hunting

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Hunting has been a part of our society since the first man set foot on this continent, but animal rights movements have become popular in our society recently that has questioned the necessity of hunting in our modern times. Because of this, animal populations are left freely to where they can multiply at an alarming rate. Hunting is a great means of controlling animal populations’ growth, although greatly opposed by many. While hunting is a very controversial topic in our society, there are great points for being for and against it. Hunting is a way that humans see to keep balance of the ecosystem. Ecosystems are composed of a predator prey relationships that help keep balance within it. Without predators the prey population would rise to a point where the ecosystem does not have enough resources to support them, causing starvation and eventually death within the population. The population would get to a point where there is just enough resources to support them called the carrying capacity. The problem is that the carrying capacity, or the maximum population size of the species that the environment can sustain, only retains around them. These animals take in resources that other organisms relied on for sustainment. This leads to other organisms’ populations to decrease and so on. Hunters are a means to prevent certain animal’s populations from reaching dangerous levels. While this may be true, others opt for more “humane” ways to control animal populations. Other means
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