According to the most recent survey available to me, the U. Fish and Wildlife Service estimated that 82 million adults participated in hunting, fishing, or wildlife watching in 2001. Yet people who hunt and fish contributed immensely to the national economy, spending more than $70 billion in 2001.
Expenditures included licenses, guns, fishing equipment, and the costs of lodging, travel, and other goods and services. But why do I say hunting is good for the environment?
Opponents strongly disagree and claim that sport and trophy hunting is inhumane, cruel, and unnecessary activity, especially given the abundance of food.
In my opinion, hunting for pleasure should be prohibited because it is unacceptable from the ethical point of view.
Also, hunters and the other groups do not like to share the same habitat at the same time.
But although time-sharing may sometimes be a problem, a variety of wildlife enthusiasts have a single common vision--healthy outdoor ecosystems.These people should be distinguished from thousands of men and women for whom hunting is a favorite leisure activity and who kill only for pleasure.In the majority of cases, they are well-to-do individuals who do not need meat to survive.They defend their hobby by arguing that it helps control the animal population, but their main aim is always entertainment.While I have nothing against hunting in traditional communities, I believe that hunting for pleasure is inhumane and cruel.Some hunters kill animals only for a trophy, which is appalling.They decorate their houses with stuffed animals, who died only to satisfy someone’s perverse sense of style.This requires that a diversity of natural habitats be kept intact, unpolluted, and undisturbed. The taxes from hunting activities go to the states or to the federal government for such purposes as enhancing wildlife habitat, managing and maintaining parks and wildlife refuges, and conducting surveys and research to determine the status of not only game but also some nongame species.So, hunters contribute in a big way to benefiting natural environments.First, let me define "good" as situations or activities that maintain wildlife at current levels.In that case, hunting is good for the environment because the hunting community ensures that wildlife populations of game species are sustainable from one generation to the next.