FC: Is hunting ethical? by: Kiefer Hudson
1: Intro statement | Hunting is usually portrayed as a cruel game to many people. Hunting is clearly defined in the dictionary as killing as an act of predation: means of getting food or supplies(Lark and Douglas 105-109). what people don't understand about hunting is that its not just about killing animals for fun.They find hunting to be unethical and cruel. Hunting is ethical because it helps with the over population of animals and we gather supplies and food as well.
2: Overpopulation problems | Deer come into the city and cause potential threats due to overpopulation because they cant stay nested down in one area due to the large number of the deer. | It is said that there should only be between 20-25 deer per square mile (Mere). They can also eat a farmers crops in a matter of days if they are in a pack together. Over population leads to their food supply being diminished, which could cause them to eat less nutritional foods (Mere).
3: In most cases all of the parts of the hunted animal will get used. It can be used for food, fur, and trade items. Sometimes hunting is nessisary for families who can't afford to pay for expensive groceries. Animal pelts can provide decoration and clothing for people (Tsoi). Also you can sell the products to other people to get the money that you may need. | Using Animal Bi-products For Food and Trade
4: Opposing views | People think that hunting is cruel because you are shooting an animal (Keefer). Any experienced hunter usually can get a clean shot which is usually an instant kill. It can take hours for an animal to die from being hit by a car.It can be instant sometimes but that usually isn't the case. | Another arguement is that hunting can endanger a species. There is a limit as to how many a certain species a single hunter can kill per season. If that is violated, then the game warden confiscates their weapon.
5: Conclusion | Over population problems can be solved with hunting and also the hunted animal is used for food. Keeping the herd size down can prevent the spreading of lyme disease (Keefer). An average deer that weighs 150 lbs can feed a family for over a week. So hunting is beneficial to the environment.
6: Works Cited Lark, Ritchie and Douglas. "Yes: Hunting is Ethical." The Rights of Animals. ed. Tamara Roleff, San Diego: Greenhaven Pless 1999: 105-109.print. Mere, R. J. "Deer Overpopulation is a Serious Problem." Seacoast. 23 October 2008. Web. 1 June 2011. Tsoi, M. "Why Hunting is Good For the Environment." Made Man. 21 April 2010. Web. 2 June 2011. Keefer, Greg. "Pros & Cons of Deer Hunting." Ehow. ND. Web. 2 June 2011.
7: HAPPY HUNTING Y'ALL!!!