Is Killing The Solution? Essays

1968 Words Nov 28th, 2016 8 Pages
Is Killing the Solution Over the past Century there have been various opinions on how to prevent, or maintain overpopulation of White-Tailed Deer (WTD). Although killing is the oldest, and most effective method of deer population control, according to the North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission (NCWRC). Some animal rights groups like People for the ethical treatment of animals (PETA) feel that the killing of the WTD is not the answer to the problem. The population of these beautiful WTD is on the rise, the question on how to effectively slow down the growth. According to State Farm Insurance Company there are over 1.23 million deer-vehicle collisions in the USA from July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012 (Blackwell, Seamans, DeVault Page 1). Although hunting, and killing is the oldest method of population control for White-Tailed Deer the questions I would like to ask are, is killing necessary? Are there other methods the NCWRC could implement to control the rising White-Tailed Deer population problem? What are the benefits that hunting provides to the economy, and ecosystem? What are the effects that the Deer population have to the survival and growth of the human race? Could we all work together to find solutions that all groups can agree upon? Although these are some direct and hard questions I feel that they needed to be asked, and answered with an open mind. Tori Perry, senior cruelty case worker for PETA says “We’re against any lethal form of wildlife control because it…

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