What Whale Poaching Really is By: Logan B I believe whale poaching should be outlawed around the world. Bans have warned people to stop hunting the whales but still over 2,000 whales are killed each year. In 1958, thirty eight thousand whales were killed since then, the amount of whales killed has dropped to thirty six thousand whales from that time. There are almost four whales killed each day. If someone is caught violating the laws it will result in civil penalties up to $11,000 or criminal penalties up to $100,000 plus, one year of prison time.
Hunting isn 't the only thing that has caused the Bighorn population to decrease so rapidly. Land clearing and building projects have moved the sheep out of their territory causing them to perish. Poaching is a serious problem that effects more than just a few people. Recreational hunters, game wardens, and wildlife biologists all feel the repercussions from poaching. I 've heard it said that it only takes one person to make a difference and well that may be true, however it takes many people to come together to stop a problem like poaching.
A remote island that has remained uninfluenced by humans is now on the verge of losing its wolf population due to genetic deformities. The island is called Isle Royale and its once abundant wolf inhabitants have now dwindled to three remaining wolves. This leaves many scientists and researchers with the question of what actions to take in order to save the wolves from extinction. After researching and gathering information, it is clear that the best way to save these wolves is for humans to immediately introduce more wolves to the island in order for the island to flourish, genetic variation to expand, and the number of wolf offspring to rise. One of the main reasons this would be the best solution is because it would increase genetic variation.
If Pit bull owners would spay/neuter their dogs, then biting rates would go down. The public needs to stop believing in all of the things on the internet about Pit bulls- then their poor reputation would go away. The public also just needs to be accepting and forgive the breed’s past that they are not even responsible for. Every year 150 people are killed walking underneath coconut trees by falling coconuts, but Pit bulls kill less a two thirds less people than coconuts, yet Pit bulls are banned in some places while coconuts are
“45,000 people die each year in traffic accidents, 47 from lightning and 1,600 by falling down stairs. 1 by captive big cat, 0.81 by captive elephant, and 0 from humanless primate a year.” (REXANO) This is a poorly thought out statement. It compares some of the largest causes of death in America, with a very small amount of the deaths caused by certain exoticly owned pets. The thought of keeping a wild animal in captivity is also very inhumane. Many animal rights activists have to deal with the fact that the REXANO (Responsible Exotic Animal Ownership) supporters, are fighting against what they believe is right.
The new york times article says that, “A new report by the Democratic staff of the House Natural Resources Committee… concludes that trophy hunting may be contributing to the extinction of certain animals.” Also the Newsela article states that, “Henschel published a research report… that said lions no longer exist in 99 percent of their West African range. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) added West African lions to its list of critically endangered animals.” This evidence shows that endangered species, such as lions, are going extinct and trophy hunting is adding to this. African countries need to be put to a stop to it before the lions are
The Amur Leopard, located in the Savannas of Africa and far East of Russia, are critically endangered animals. These animals are poached, traded for a great sum of money, and their habitat is slowly being taken away. Taking away these animals will forever change the Russian and African ecosystems. The Amur Leopard is a critically endangered animal. These animals are being poached every day.
People that are against hunting may not think there are good reasons to hunt “Would they condemn his killing or that of the leopard of Rudraprayag, shot by Jim Corbett in 1926 after it had eaten 125 souls?”(Young) Young understands where people against hunting are coming from, but still thinks that animals that prey on people need to be taken care of. “What his critics would make of Kirkpatrick, whose head and skin lie by my desk as I type. He 's an Indian leopard, seven foot from head to tail, his face twisted into a sardonic snarl, who took 34 human lives before he met his demise in 1934 with a bullet from the local district commissioner. “ (Young) Animals that are causing that kind of damage are stopped by
That’s so crazy! Some people like to think that if SeaWorld has to close down, then so should the zoo. But that is really different, at the zoo no know has been hurt by an animal (at least I don’t think so), but at SeaWorld they have been many death occurred, because kids think it is safe for them to touch the animals, plus while training the orcas killed the trainers. “Orcas in the wild have an average life expectancy of 30 to 50 years—their estimated maximum lifespan is 60 to 70 years for males and 80 to over 100 for females. The average age of death for orcas who have died at SeaWorld is 13 years old,” by SeaWorldog Hunt.
The Bengal tiger killed the man, but only because it was put in a scenario in which its fear of humans was invoked, this was triggered when a man that never established omega relations crossed into Richard Parker’s domain. Not a lot of other animals would have done this, an animal too docile like a zebra would in no way protect its owner as it lacks the appropriate bloodlust. While this plot point shows the gift of life the Bengal tiger relinquished to Pi, and also singles out many animals that would not have made an appropriate companion, it does not narrow down the animals enough. With this point alone, the orangutan, Grey wolf, chimpanzee or even a pet dog could protect Pi from the hands of the blind castaway. However the deciding criterion is the fierce nature of the animal.
Valleys where elephants used to roam are now littered with the bodies of those murdered by hunters— their tusks and leather skin are no match against the deadly rifles and traps. Elephant poachers all throughout the continent have contributed largely to the diminishment of the elephant population, resulting in conservation
The majority of people wanted to exterminate Gray Wolves because they were very frightened of them, and because the wolves ate farmer’s domestic livestock. The desire to exterminate was strong until interest in environmental conservation took place in the 1960s and 1970s. As study into environmental conservation developed, scientists discovered without wolves present in Yellowstone to hunt and kill prey, the elk started to overpopulate. Overpopulation was a problem because the elk were eating all the young willow trees. Overconsumption of willow trees affected the habitat of many other animals and plants in harmful ways; therefore, the ecosystem became unbalanced.
In the book, “Never Cry Wolf,” there are two different opinions as to why the deer population is declining. The first opinion is the one the government wants to impress on people, and it is the one that most people believe. They believe that the decline in the population of deer is being caused by the wolves. “…because their grievance is the complaint that the wolves are killing all the deer, and more and more of our fellow citizens are coming back from more and more hunts with less and less deer” (Mowat 9). They believe that the wolves are vicious and that they kill for enjoyment.
This final result of the wipeout of wolves was directly related to Congress granting funds to kill off remaining wolf populations in fear of their primary food source like elk and moose being eliminated. Farmers were also in great support of getting rid of the wolves, as they would often kill livestock affecting farmer’s livelihood. With the passing of the Endangered Species Act in 1973, there was hope for the reintroduction of the wolf. However, residents of the surrounding areas of the park felt as though the wolf only brings destruction wherever it goes. Nonetheless, in 1974 the Department of Interior and the USFW appointed a wolf recovery team to implement a plan to eventually recover the once thriving wolf
I Bet you didn’t Hear A genocide is the deliberate and systematic extermination of a national, racial, political, or cultural group. Mass murder in Darfur is considered a genocide because it is racially based. The Arab Sudanese displaced and murdered the Black Sudanese. Families in Darfur are scarcely eating meals, and when they do it’s off of the dirt and gravel of the ground. Imagine living in an area where you can see the river but your government says that you cannot use it so you can only watch as many of your people become dehydrated daily.