Why Animals Should Not Be Used As A Means Of Animal Population Control

729 Words Mar 10th, 2016 3 Pages
In recent years, hunting has become an up and coming trend among Americans as a way to control the population of animals, but the practice of hunting is morally inhumane and is denying animals their rights to life. Humans need to strive for a more “hands off” policy when dealing with the animal overpopulation (“Animal Population Control”). Hunting should not be used as a means of animal population control. Controlling the animal population should be done in a nonlethal manner, whether by natural causes, birth control, relocation, or sterilization. The expansion of human settlements around the U.S. is one of the leading causes why human-wildlife encounters have increased in the last few years. Because America’s population continues to increase at a rapid rate and continues to expand throughout the country, there has been a tremendous amount of added strain on America’s natural environment. Animals are not the sole culprits to blame for the negative human-wildlife encounters or issues in our ecosystem. In fact, the animals are the victims of getting large portions of their habitats and natural lives taken away from them. In 2006, it was estimated that each American occupied more than 30% of developed land, including housing, schools, shopping centers, and roads, which is significantly larger than 20 years ago and those numbers continue to rise each year (“Animal Population Control”). As animals’ environments get stripped away from them and with a limited amount of food…

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