Encouraging Hunting in Modern Society

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"Encouragement of a proper hunting spirit, a proper love of sport, instead of being incompatible with a love of nature and wild things, offers the best guaranty for the preservation of wild things," said Theodore Roosevelt. Many people say that hunting should be discouraged, and that it is no good for the environment or the animals. Hunters and organizations affiliated with the act of hunting are the leading supporters for wildlife management and conservation. Hunting in society should be encouraged rather that discouraged because it is natural, supports wildlife, connects us to nature, and not unlawful. Before man or women settled in the society we have today, if one did not hunt, then having meat for dinner was out of the question. Although times are different, the reasons for hunting remain similar. Ward Clark, a hunter, lecturer, and author of several nonfiction and fiction books said, "Hunting in and of itself requires no justification. The hunt is not only natural and healthful; it's an inextricable part of our heritage as human beings." (1). These simple facts about life cannot be denied. Man has natural instincts to hunt, and eat the animals hunted. Knowing exactly where the meat came from is beneficial for health reasons, along with others. Animals feed on each other in the wild, so how is any different for humans to hunt? If something was above humans in the food chain and fed on us, then it would be something humans would have to deal with. Humans are at the top

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