Hunting Research Paper

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Justin Luke English III Honors Mrs. Ledy 11/27/11 Hunting Hunting is a common activity all around the world, and if performed properly, can have many benefits to us and the rest of the planet. The art of hunting has been around since the beginning of time. Living off of the land used to be a necessity across the world, until the mass production of food came along. In America, people do not usually need to hunt to survive. However, the population of animal species needs to be controlled. Too many of one type of animal can cause a drastic change to any ecosystem. Food supplies decline quickly, leaving many animals without food. Hunting can help keep the population of a group of animals at a good number, making the lives of the other…show more content…
Too many positive effects come from hunting to take action based on the negative ones, which are mostly opinions, not facts. Many people believe hunting to be a cruel activity. With any activity in this world, there will be those who do not perform it properly and can damage the reputation those who do it right try to uphold. If hunting is performed how it is made to, it is not a cruel sport and should not be looked upon in shame. Between 60% to 76% of Americans identify themselves as Christians. Therefore, 60% to 76% of Americans believe what the Bible states. “Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, in our like-ness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”(Gen . 1.26) Therefore, around 70% percent of America believes that men should rule over all of the creatures of the earth (animals), giving them the choice to hunt throughout the world. On another topic, Most Americans eat meat, which means that most Americans condone the use of slaughterhouses. These factories are extremely cruel to animals and treat them with severe disrespect, killing more animals in a day than most hunters would kill in a year. Many people consider hunting dangerous. This is not necessarily correct. Before any person is legally allowed to hunt in most states, they must undergo a required
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