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Religion and hunting
Hunting for sport, for trophies, and for food is a very popular enterprise around the world. For many people, shooting an animal and watching it fall is a satisfying, not horrific, experience. Many hunt out of a desire to enjoy hurting the animal.
Types of hunting
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What is hunting?
Hunting is the practice of killing or trapping any living organism, or pursuing it with the intent of doing so. Hunting wildlife or feral animals is most commonly done by humans for food, recreation, or trade.
Pick up the trail of your target, stalk it and finally bring it down.
The shot is often taken with the rifle supported on a tree or a target stick.
As your target approaches you wait on your stand, with its advantageous position looking out over the open ground, field or salt lick. You may be hunting from a high stand.
The success or otherwise of stand hunting depends not only on the skill of the hunter but also on the brightness of his optics.
Making a sure shot at long range in a wide open space. You wait for predators in open grassland or naturally open landscapes.
The game often appears suddenly and unexpectedly.
You work with others, supported by beaters and dogs. This form of hunting is primarily for hoofed game and predators such as foxes.
Long days of stalking through often rich and varied vegetation. When hunting antelope on the plains you can position yourself at various shooting distances. A variable lens is a great benefit here. When hunting the Big Five, such as the powerful buffalo, it is better to shoot from a closer distance, and a wide field of view is therefore essential.
Great skill and physical fitness are important in equal measure. Long hours of stalking and physically demanding terrain are characteristic of this form of hunting, as is the fact that you have to work hard for every successful shot. The shooting distances are often greater than 100 metres or even 200 metres.
Competitive sport involving tests of proficiency (accuracy and speed) using various types of guns such as firearms and airguns.
It is easy and cheap to acquire a big game hunting license in the United States. But most North American game animals are very plentiful. The ultimate hunting experience is universally accepted to come from Africa.
All the world’s great religions teach an ethic of love and caring, both for other human beings and for the world. But attitudes toward hunting have varied through the ages.
Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism.
Respect for nature and living things. All three religions take firm positions against hunting, based in part on the belief in reincarnation. Eastern religions promote vegetarianism, based on the idea that it is wrong to kill animals even as a source of food.
Judaism, Christianity and Islam
Are less negative about hunting, but they all share in the idea that human beings ought not to cause unnecessary suffering or destruction to other creatures.
Great White Shark vulnerable
8 endangered species that are still hunted
Australia legalized the hunting of them in 2012, citing 5 shark attacks in that year. As hunting goes, the only danger to humans is if they should fall out of the boat. Because of these fatal attacks, hunting or fishing for the sharks is done in defense of swimmers, and no license is required.
Polar Bear vulnerable
They have been the center of debate among the five nations which claim land in the Arctic: USA, Russia, Norway, Denmark, and Canada, and they were the only subject of peaceful, diplomatic debate between the U. S. and the Soviet Union during the Cold War. Both nations agreed to cooperate on the bear’s conservation. Today, there are about 20,000 to 25,000 polar bears left in the wild, and they are absolutely illegal to hunt in Norway, but the other four nations permit the indigenous Arctic peoples to hunt them for subsistence, as they have done for centuries.
America also permits sport hunting of polar bears, but with severe restrictions on game lands, and a license price of $35,000. An interesting note: any Arctic traveler who ventures into polar bear territory is required to have a firearm with him or her for self-defense at all times.
8 endangered species that are still hunted
There are about 15,000 of them left in the African wild. Lions, in general, will vacate an area when humans introduce a lot of machinery and activity, because this scares away all their typical prey. They do not prey on humans unless they have painful dental problems or septic wounds. They are remarkably one of the smaller species on this list, but they are among the very finest killers in the animal world.
Most hunters take specimens in Canada where they are much smaller. There are conservation efforts to preserve the subspecies, but they currently number 71,000 in the wild and are decreasing due almost entirely to hunting.
In the United States and Canada, grizzlies do not fall under the standard big game licensure, and killing one costs $1,155 as of 2011.
African Bush Elephant
Elephants are frequently hunted within the law in South Africa, Kenya, and Tanzania. These nations charge at least $50,000 for a license to kill a single old bull or cow.
The rhino is still poached (illegal) for its horn, which is fashioned into a dagger hilt, or ground into powder and consumed for various pseudo-medical properties. There are, as of 2010, about 2,500 of them, across the subspecies, left in the wild, in Kenya, Tanzania, and around the southeastern coast nations of Africa, north to Angola. Poaching aside, South Africa has elected to sell some of the animals to professional hunts at very high prices.
There are about 125,000 to 150,000 left in the wild, and they are poached for trophies and especially their ivory teeth. Nevertheless, some of the nations which host them in the wild have licensed hunters for the fee of $2,500, excluding travel and guides. The teeth may be kept as trophies, but the ivory trade is internationally banned.
Poaching does not help its cause, of course, and its pelt is highly prized, especially that of the rare King Cheetah pattern. There are about 12,400 cheetahs in the wild today.
People have been hunting for a long time, certainly since the Old Stone Age, about 40,000BC. Of course people hunted different animals in different places, depending on the environment. But the main hunting techniques did not change from the Stone Age right through the Middle Ages. There were really 2 kinds of hunting:
Hunt for food
Hunt for sport
-Dind´t worry about been sporty
-What rich people do
-People feel pleasure
In West Asia, there was also a tradition of ritual lion hunting for the king. In Western Europe in the Middle Ages, kings kept whole forests for their own private hunting: Fontainebleau in France, or Sherwood Forest in England
The case against hunting
animals are often killed painfully
animals suffer pain and fear during the chase
animals that escape may be injured
hunting involves unnecessary cruelty, as animal population control can be better done in other ways
the basic interests of the hunted animals are seriously violated in order to satisfy less basic human interests
the animal interest is the basic one of continuing to lives
it is morally wrong to kill for pleasure
It usually includes most of these points:
August Roland Von Spiess
Born in Austro-Hungary
-Died = 35 overdose
- Her fame increased (film)
-Earned as much as $40,000 per year
King George V
-Loved hunting Tigers and elephants
-Hunted 39 tigers
-First tiger shoot ( by his majesty)
Killed 19 tigers-14 leopards
Big cats ate 1200 people
Born in United provinces
Hunting career = collected 1000 trophies
Wrote several books
Do we have the right to imprison the animals and what are the conditions?
Is hunting essential for the health?
Do animals feel affection towards human beings?
Do you think that human beings are more valuable than the animals?
In favor of hunting
What do you think about hunting animals?
- Physical benefits.
- Social-emotional benefits.
- Nutritious, low-fat meat.
- Stimulating economies
- Satisfaction of sharing
- Protection of people.
- Providing products people use everyday.
- Reducing overpopulation and property damage.
Do you think letting animals free is an improvement of society?
What is your opinion about the people in Africa who hunt in order to survive?
Do you think that hunting really has benefits, in terms of helping the environment?
Do you think animals suffer when they are hunted?
Can hunting be justified by the fact that it is a tradition and part of somewhere's culture?