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 species easier. Hunters and fishermen are some of the most prominent demographic groups, and have an annual economic contribution of $70 billion (Eaton). Taxes from this also benefit the habitat by funding wildlife control (Gibbons). Hunting contains many positive effects on the world and the things living in it. Some people have negative views on this activity, but the amount of positive affects it has on society overbears the negative ones. The population is controlled by this activity. Without hunting, populations would exceed expectations and ruin the flow of nature’s growth and production. Hunting is an important conservation tool, and can provide significant benefits in rural areas where there are few opportunities (Dickson). Many people amongst the world receive their food by hunting. Without this, they would starve and cease to exist. These people rely on finding food for themselves, making hunting a necessity. The economy is also affected by hunting. It creates about 700,000 jobs across the country alone. This created a nationwide impact on the economy of around $61 billion (“The Economic Importance”). The Economy in the United States of America has and is continuing to decline. From the war efforts, to helping other...
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