Wild animal overpopulation can have some devastating effects on human life. Too much wildlife can hurt economy, make people sick, cause human injury or even death, and ruin vegetation. Hunting has been a way of life since the beginning of time. Native Americans have hunted to feed their tribes and rituals of children to become men. Dinosaurs used to hunt in order to survive. As for other animals, hunting is their way of life. It was a major part of ancient life and practices are still being used today. To hunt is a very important tool for survival and to maintain control of wild animal overpopulation. If there was ever an outbreak of wild animals like deer and boars would destroy everything in their path.
National Geographic (n.d.) produced information on the deer tick. They are feared by humans because of their ability to transmit a debilitating virus named Lyme disease. Lyme disease’s true name is bacterium Barriela burgdorferi (CBS news Minnesota 2011). This virus was given the name Lyme disease after being discovered in areas of Connecticut in the 1970s. National Geographic (n.d.) refers to the illness as being rarely fatal and can commonly be mistreated for symptoms of the flu. Humans also fear this deer tick because of its very small size and can be undetectable on the skin until it is too late. These deer ticks are known for commonly hitching rides on deer. Overpopulation of deer, more rides for the deer ticks. Overabundance of animals like deer and Boars can demolish vegetation. CBS news in Minnesota (2011, November 4) had a segment about deer overpopulation in Ramsey County. The clip mentions, “If there was no hunting, deer would overcome and terrorize farms, gardens, and forests in search for food.” Another news clip from CBS news in Tampa Florida (2011, April 3) mentions the overpopulation of Boars spreading throughout the nation. Boars are spreading from South Carolina
Bibliography: DeRousha, Jason. (2011, November 4). Good Question: What if There Was No Deer Hunting? Retrieved from http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2011/11/04good-question-what-if-there-