Big Game HuntingIn spite of the fact that hunting was a vital part of survival back then, now it has manifested into a form of animal cruelty that is often abused as a sport. Back then, people hunted things such as rabbits, squirrels, even raccoons. As time went by, people started to hunt larger animals such as lions, African buffalo, wild boar, elk, and so many more. Hunting has even been the cause of many animal extinctions.
In the past two centuries the Quagga, Passenger pigeon, Caribbean seal monk have all gone extinct due to big game hunting proceeded out by humans who some even kept a piece of the animal as a way to show off their so called successful hunt. On July 1, 2015, beloved lion, Cecil was killed by a man named Dr. Walter J.
Palmer who was a dentist and a recreational game hunter who traveled all the way from Minnesota to Zimbabwe. Cecil’s name was well-known and a big tourist attraction. People from other countries came just to see the the cherished lion. His death broke the hearts of many all over the world.
Dr. Walter J. Palmer became hated by numerous people. His office was often covered in hate notes and he was greatly criticized for is barbaric action. In the last fifteen years, 1.2 million animals have been put to death by Americans who journeyed from foreign countries just to collect the lives of innocent animals, according to NBC Bay Area. However, many look on the other side of recreational hunting because according to the World of Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), “hunters argue that the money spent on their hobby is funding important conservation world.” They use it as a way to justify their horrible actions.
The moral of the point is that Big Game Hunting is an unnecessary and terrible act. In today’s society, animals are treated like worthless beings. As good as one-third of Americans believe animals should be treated with the same rights as human-beings. However, the number of people who don’t outweigh the number who do. People believe that there are bigger problems in the world.
This is one of them.