Animal Extinction Is Over Hunting Essay

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The second leading cause of animal extinction is over hunting. Many animals have a ban of being hunted in effort to preserve their dying species; however, the ban on these species does not stop some poachers from killing the animals for money. Some examples of animals with a hunting ban are lions, African elephants, and the wart hog. People chose to hunt animals for different reasons like food and trophy hunting, but not all hunting is bad for animal population. For example, deer hunting is a major help to keep the population of deer to a controllable rate. Most of the animals being hunted for money however are not hunted for food or over population. People hunt animals such as tigers to sell their pelts on the black market for large amounts of money, but every tiger killed in a large impact on the population of tigers since there is only a number of their species left on the planet. Elephants are hunted because of their ivory tusks, and how much people will pay for real ivory. Precautions are becoming more serious since the number of elephants is so low, and in hopes to save the elephant population a new technique is being developed to make their ivory tusks worth nothing. This new technique is called “staining” and it is when people stain elephants tusk with a pink dye that does not hurt the animal but makes the ivory practically worth no money. The method of staining has not been practiced yet, and is still being perfected to not harm the animals. People are noticing…

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