Hunting was a vital part of humans’ survival about a hundred thousand years ago, now it’s just a violent sporting activity created for fun and recreation. It has largely contributed to the extinction of some animal species, this list includes the great auk that lived in those days and the Tasmanian Tiger. A little less than five percent of the United States citizens hunt, but the practice is allowed in several places like national forests, wildlife reserves. Half of those 5 percent of hunters kill creatures mercilessly yearly on public lands, while some illegal poachers are responsible for animal’s extinction. As times change and new technology is birthed daily, focus is shifted to more advanced methods of things but not hunting. If anything has changed in hunting, it’s the weapons used in maiming these animals, they are developed to be faster and more accurate.
In the days of old, humans needed to hunt down, killing animals for survival, he needed clothing from their fur and food from their meat. The bones of these animals are used to create tools used for working and building up structures, hunting was a necessity then. Today, in local grocery stores, you get a variety of meat, animal products like milk and eggs are no exceptions. Families hunt today because it’s a family’s legacy, others just hunt because of the thrill it gives them, preying on animals’ fears. Sports hunting is now legalized in most countries on Earth, justifying hunters of the need to hunt daily for fun. The goals of sports hunting are often trophies with cash rewards for great shooting and bowing skills, which is cruel to wildlife.
Justifying hunting as a means where testing of skills to make ready their shooting abilities in sports tournaments. The Ideology a hunter has is that of outsmarting their preys, surviving in the wild, it isn’t about the maiming of these preys. Hunting is more than killing, they say this to justify their action, they spend years studying behaviors, footprints, learning the general habits of wildlife. Understanding weapons used, how to use them well is crucial in the hunting games, a hunter must be familiar with his tools. The hunting sports is a paid competition, they buy hunting licenses annually and even pay to hunt on some private lands, hunters with their supporters say this. Believing that the money paid goes for habitat preservation, and killing to lower the number of species that have overpopulated the lands.
Hunters believe they help mother nature to preserve the ecosystem from resource depletion like shelter, food. By hunting, murdering wildlife, they assume it’s a better route to ensure a quick painless death as compared to predicted future hunger or crisis. Wildlife management systems are funded annually from taxes paid by hunters, these taxes are used for conservation of the wild, maintaining a balance of the ecosystem. A little over one billion United States dollars is reported to be the total money raised from taxes paid to and how the agencies have utilized it. With these arguments, hunters have justified their position in the nation as key factors that support the growth of the nation’s economy. Hunting can be cruel to life of other living things, but it has indeed helped the economy of the state of some countries undoubtedly.