Whitetail Deer Persuasive Essay

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Walking through the woods on a peaceful, fall day, I stumble onto a herd of cotton tails. BANG! THUD! Dinner is served. Hunting has been argued to not be the best method practiced for controlling whitetail deer populations. Instead, different amicable ways of controlling the whitetail deer population have been recently exercised throughout several states, including Michigan. However, I believe that hunting remains the best way to control the deer population, and that the tranquil parties are camouflaging the truth from us.
According to Jackson Landers, the Cornell University College of veterinary Medicine tried to apply a modern alternative way for controlling the deer population called tubal ligation. Tubal ligation is when the doe’s Fallopian tubes are either blocked or severed. This prevents egg cells from reaching the uterus. This procedure is permanent and a less violent method; however, it is expensive ($1,200 per doe). Furthermore, the Cornell University study showed that while the birth rate did decline, the overall population remained steady for over five years (Landers, Jackson).
The reason that the overall deer population was remaining steady turned out to be that does were attracting other bucks from different territories into the area. When the Cornell University performed the tubal ligations, …show more content…

Furthermore, only 28% of the group knew what the term tubular ligation means, and 66% of the group concurred that hunting remains the best way to control whitetail deer populations. These statistics confirmed the theory that “the whitetail deer populations are on the rise as the result of the lack of young hunters” to be false. Furthermore, this survey verifies that the public trust the idea of hunting instead of relying on the impractical techniques practiced by

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