Introduction
Let's Not Forget

Beef
Chicken
Dairy
Eggs
Foie Gras
Lobster
Pork
Turkey

Fur
Hunting
Seal Hunt
Wool

Down and Feathers

Circuses
Zoos

Animal Testing
Dissection
Donkeys
Honey


Pictures and Clips

Dairy Industry
Zoo Pictures
Zoo Clips

Hunting

 


Killed Ducks
Unlike 10,000 years ago, today the vast majority of hunters does not need to hunt in order to survive. Most hunters hunt just for fun. They will even bring their children on their hunting trips, teaching them a complete disrespect for life by needlessly killing innocent creatures.

Hunters spend billions of dollars each years on guns, ammunition, travel and other expenses, making hunting a very profitable industry.

Managing Wildlife

Unlike what some people might believe, hunting is not an effective method to manage and conserve wildlife. When left alone, nature is very capable of keeping a good balance. Natural predators kill of the sickest and weakest animals. And in cases of overpopulation, starvation and disease are nature's (unfortunate) way of removing the weakest and bringing back a good balance.

Hunters don't try to kill only the weaker animals. They often kill the strongest and healthiest animals. They prefer the bucks with the largest rack. The weaker and genetically inferior bucks are left to propagate the species, weakening the overall health of the herd. Killing of a large number of mature males also creates a disproportionate ratio of females to males, impacting the social structure of a herd.


Killed Deer

Killed Deer
After the hunting season, the smaller deer population will respond by having more young, which will survive because of the reduced competition for food and habitat. Areas where deer are hunted most experience higher deer densities than ever before.

Realizing that hunting is ineffective, wildlife agencies are now considering other management techniques. One method that is being tried out is called TNR (trap, neuter and return).

Wounded Animals

A very large number of animals are wounded, but not killed by hunters. These animals have to suffer prolonged and painful deaths. One especially cruel hunting method is bowhunting. A member of the Maine Bowhunters Alliance estimates that 50% of animals who are shot with crossbows are wounded but not killed. A South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks biologist estimates that more than 3 million wounded ducks go "unretrieved" every year. A British study of deer hunting found that 11% of deer who had been killed by hunters died only after being shot two or more times and that some wounded deer suffered for more than 15 minutes before dying.


Deer Hanging to Cool and Age


Killed Fox

Destroying Family Units

Animals like Canada geese and wolves for instance, mate for life and live in close-knit family units. When a member of this unit is killed by hunters, it can devastate the entire community.

If you want more information, you can check out the following links:

Copyright 2008 by Wanda Embar and its licensors. All Rights Reserved.
Deer hanging by the
National Archives and Records Administration. Killed Ducks 2004 www.clipart.com.
Other pictures by The Animals Voice
.
Legal/Contact Me/Home