There were many bombs, guns and explosions throughout the war and a lot of sand cats were killed. The Gulf War is the reason why sand cats first became endangered. I think that it is really sad that wars not only hurt humans but they also hurt the environment. This means that we humans have a bigger role and impact on our surroundings than we thought we had. Sand cats are hunted so that their fur can be sold.
In Africa, a village of the name Sankuyo earned $600,000 from the 120 animals that were allowed to be victims of trophy hunting(Onishi). Without trophy hunting, there will not be as much money owned by these African villages and the villages will slowly decline to poverty. To add to this argument, lions have been seen entering the villages, where the ban has been placed, to find food because they would normally eat the elephant carcusses left by trophy hunters. The people of these villages are claiming to be poisoning those animals who trespass in order to save their own crops. Are humans really that much more important than these innocent animals?
There is nothing wrong with hunting for survival. Mankind has hunted animals large and small for hundreds of centuries. Hunting for sport should also be acceptable, with the appropriate rules, guidelines, and limitations. This past year the killing of a Cecil, a lion living in a protected reservation in Africa sparked a great deal of debate in regards to trophy hunting. The issue of the debate was whether it is morally justifiable to kill animals for sport.
If something isn’t done to stop this, tigers will become nothing more than a thing of the past. As their numbers drop rapidly, two causes are the most prominent. Poaching and habitat destruction are causing the tiger population to reduce swiftly. Poaching is having a horrible effect on the tiger population and causing their numbers to drop significantly. Despite the fact that the hunting of tigers is extremely illegal, poachers still risk it because of how much money they can make.
In Africa lion, Cape buffalo,elephant,giraffe and other animals are hunted. In europe,sheep,boar,goats,elk,deer and other species are hunted. Hunting of big game for food is now ancient, but thousand of years ago they used to do that.Early man hunted mammoth in groups, using a combination of spears or large rocks. They use a lot of types of weaponry to hunt those poor animals like for example My opinions and experiences. My own opinion of the big game is that it is a horrible, bloody and disgusting hunt that should get forbidden because the animal that they hunt are too beautiful and important to be killed and used.
David Andrews, Everglades National Park director states, “this program is what has paid for all of the pythons to be removed from the Everglades National Park area. Without the funding, the pythons would continue to over populate and decrease the mammal population even further. It would also allow the pythons to continue preying on the endangered species in the area until they could possibly become extinct.” Scientist are especially worried about the overpopulation of these snakes because of the diminishing population of animals. All of which led to the decrease of native trees, plants and fish-eating birds. It is also feared by local officials that it is only a matter of time before the snakes harm a visitor at the Everglades National Park.
Amur Leopard is critically endangered because it’s hunted illegally for its beautiful fur. Their population is estimated to be about sixty individuals, they live about ten to fifteen years in the wild and twenty in captivity. People are trying to save the animal from extinction by monitoring populations, protecting their habitats, and trying to stop poaching and trade. Javan rhinos are critically endangered because of genetic diversity, natural disasters, invasive spaces, and diseases. They are only found in one protected area and there are about sixty of them left.
These animals are often left on the streets to fend for themselves. “We previously picked animals on the streets, but now I found them at my doorstep,” Carmen Cintron, founder and administrator of Santuario Canita in Guayama, told Puerto Rican newspaper El Vocero. Santuario Canita, which provides shelter to 740 dogs and 12 cats, is unable to receive more pets after Hurricane Maria’s aftermath. “We lost at least 20 animals, not because they were physically injured but because they felt anxiety and fear from the hurricane,” Cintron added, “We could have moved 200 animals to a school or another refuge, but that could have been even more dangerous.” Claribel Pizarro, executive assistant at the Humane Society of Puerto Rico said that the situation was horrible. Pizarro added that people turn in pets
These people are risking their lives, their friends lives, and their neighbor’s lives when these tiger’s grow up. They won’t be able to control what the tiger does when he is all grown up. Another time is when there are no laws concerning having exotic animals in a house. “animal rights groups said the numerous exotic pets in homes and unlicensed zoos have caused more than 60 human deaths in just over the last two decades.” (8-9). These animals are very dangerous and they don’t care what they eat as long as it’s food.
In 1874, the first zoo opened; however, since then there has been a lot of controversy around zoos. With over 10,000 zoos worldwide, the biggest issue people are seeing is that zoos are capturing innocent animals and putting them in small areas. In reverse, others believe that zoos are great for educational purposes. Zoos are extremely miserable for animals and they should be banned. Zoos are highly unsafe for animals.
Then the people released the Burmese python as pets in to the wild of their growth rate. It became a threat to the Florida everglades. Once these python roamed the everglades they destroyed everything. This is why people of the everglades are in so much danger. However, in the meantime of the people letting these pythons a loss in the wild it has become a danger to the ecosystem.