The Pros And Cons Of Hunting

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Hunting has existed since the dawn of history. Prehistoric man went hunting for food, besides gathering and scavenging. The supplementary meat and materials from hunting included protein, bone for implements, fur, feathers and leather used in clothing. In the Medieval Period and the Renaissance, as the agriculture and animal domestication experienced a significant improvement, hunting often remained as a part of human culture. People went hunting not simply because they were in lack of food. Hunting, at that time , became the luxury pleasure of the noble class, especially in Western countries, where the upper class obtained the sole rights to hunt in certain areas of a feudal territory. Nowadays, hunting is known as a kind of sports usually for recreational purpose.
Hunting is a hot, controversial issue these days after the killing of Cecil the Lion by a Minnesota dentist, that caused worldwide outrage. Although the strong opposition to hunting comes from the majority of the community, it does have the positive side. First of all, hunting contributes to the human food supply. Despite achievements attained in farming and livestock, there are still severe famines taking place in underdeveloped countries in Africa. People in these areas are mostly unemployed and unable to afford food, so hunting is the only way to guarantee their supplies of food. Secondly, as a form of outdoor entertainment, hunting provides people with recreation. When people go hunting, they spend much of
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