Are you in favor of hunting? Or are you one of those who are against it? Here are some good reasons why we must stop hunting. Read on and be aware!
Anti-Hunting : Eye-Opening Reasons Why We Should Stop Hunting
For Conservation Or For The Thrill Of It?
There’s a lot of people or groups who object the practice of hunting. There are a lot of anti-hunting laws, such as the English Hunting Act 2004 and the American Marine Mammal Protection Act. They seek to reduce or prevent hunting for cruelty reasons or to regulate hunting for Conservation. People who supports hunting said that the opposition based emotional reactions to the individual kill. Here are some eye-opening reasons why we must stop hunting.
1. Hunting Causes Pain And Suffering
Hunting is a violent form of “entertainment“. Fast kills seldom happen, and many animals endure prolonged, painful deaths when they’re hurt but not killed by hunters. A British study of deer hunting found that 11 % of deer killed by hunters die only after being shot two or more times and that some wounded deer suffer for more than 15 minutes before dying. For animals who lived in close family units, hunting can ruin their whole community. Now, imagine yourself loosing a family member.
2. It Is Not About Conservation Or Population Control
Charles Darwin‘s theory of Natural Selection says that the sickest and weakest animals are the most likely to be killed by natural predators, leaving the strongest animals to survive and pass their genes on. On the other hand, hunters disrupt this natural balance because they prefer to kill the largest, strongest animals. Hunting is not an effective way of controlling deer population.
3. It Is Not A Sport
Sports involve competition between two consenting individuals or teams and usually with the help of a referee. Hunters shoot animals with rifles, shotguns, and bows and arrows—weapons that no animal has any chance of outrunning or fighting. Even when hunters obey laws and kill “free-range” animals, they always have an unfair advantage. Victorian era dramatist W.S. Gilbert said that “Deer stalking would be a very fine sport if only the deer had guns”.
4. There Are Few Regulations
More often than not, hunting occurs in private land, where laws that protect wildlife often don’t apply or are difficult to enforce. Animals on canned-hunting ranches are often accustomed to humans and are usually unable to escape from the enclosures they’re confined to. That is just cruel and unfair.
5. It Is Profit Driven
Canned-hunting is a big business. Most federal and state agencies that manage national forests, state parks, and other public lands are partially funded by hunting and fishing activities, so agency employees often go out of their way to encourage hunting rather than regulating or policing it.The ones that should protect the wildlife are the ones destroying it.
6. It Claims Other, Non-Target Victims
Hunting accidents often injure or kill horses, cows, dogs, cats, hikers, and other hunters. There are a lot of hunting related incidents in the U.S every year. Dogs that are used in hunting also suffer. They are often kept chained or penned and denied routine veterinary care.
7. Violence Against Animals Can Lead To Violence Against Humans
Like other forms of “thrill” violence, hunting leads to a dangerous desensitization to the suffering of others. Research in psychology and criminology shows that people who commit violent acts against animals rarely stops there. The story of Kip Kinkel that killed his parents and opened fire in his school cafeteria, killing two and injuring 22 others. Reports said that, Kip had a history of animal abuse and torture, having boasted about killing animals.
8. It Is Unnecessary
This murderous business should stop. It may played an important role, next to plant gathering and scavenging, for human survival in prehistoric times, but the modern “sportsman” stalks and kills animals for recreation. They kill innocent animals and taking advantage over them. If hunters want to be fair, go to the woods unarmed and naked. If you come out with a deer, then good for you.
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More and more hunters hunt not for conservation anymore but for the thrill of it. Not out of necessity but for the fun of it. Hunting has contributed a lot to the extinction of animal species all over the world. Animals suffer stress caused by fear and the inescapable loud noises and other commotion that hunters create. Canned hunting is the worst form of hunting. Cruelty is all i see and these poor animals doesn’t have the chance to fight back. Before we support any so-called conservation groups, ask first about their position on hunting. What if we change position with these animals and instead of being the hunter, we become the hunted? Well, start running!