Should Commercial Hunting be Allowed?

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1. Orietta C. Estrada: Trophy hunting has the potential to help economies however due to the lack of regulation is harming and can destroy entire ecosystems

2. Lavigne/Kirkman: Humane slaughter and actions we can take against inhumane slaughters. Also talks about the psychological effects on the animals of these commercial killing sites. JM

3. Moyle: Information regarding black market deals in China and how it effects the economy in regards to supply, demand, and general income of animal smugglers in this trade. JM

4. Schelling: Gives statistics on how those who hunt for monetary gain and why it effects the environment and communities around the hunt sites. JM

5. R. Britt: Male and female animal sizes have been decreasing over the past 30 years which results in smaller offspring. Trophy hunting can also cause deformities in animals. JD

6. Telecky: Trophy hunters hunt for their own benefits and don't really care about the environment around them. We need to do more in conservaion efforts to stop trophy hunting. JM

7. Elephant Poaching: African Elephant population down 10%, many scientists urge regulations and tackle demand for ivory. CD

8. Goldman: Money gained from trophy hunting should go back to help conservation. Most places don't give back, there needs to be a balance between trophy hunting and conservation. CD

9. Clapham: Whaling has had a large impact on whale populations because they are taking endangered species and reporting the wrong amount of whales taken. BP

10. Fairclough: Sharks are finned and then thrown back into the water alive. The fishermen have caused two species of sharks to near extinction. BP

11. Cressy: Population of whale decreasing drastically. Estimates show between 1990 and 1999 2.9 million whales were killed by the whaling industry. CD

12. Macmillan & Leitch: The deer populations have significantly increased in the Scottish Highlands and they are causing vegetation damage. The journal focuses on conservation through trophy and sport hunting to control the deer population. JD

13. Freese: The over exploitation of species leads to the long term effect of an overall loss of biodiversity. BP

14. M. Oremus: Huge amounts of dolphins are being hunted in the Solomon Islands for their teeth. The increasing value of the teeth is causing more dolphins to be hunted. JD

15. J. Pickrell: Trophy hunting plays an essential role in African wildlife conservation. The money that tourist pay to hunt animals is used for helping conserve animal communities. The land occupied for tourist hunting is saving it from being destroyed by humans. JD

16. Springer: When a top predator, like a killer whale, loses its main source of food or is removed from the ecosystem then there is a snowball effect and other organisms in the food chain are affected. BP

17. Trophy Hunting: Every year thousands of exotic animals are killed by trophy hunters, Some of these animals are near extinction. CD

18. Zhao: The shark fining industry isn't viewed as a negative thing in China because it is part of their culture and shark fins are eaten at weddings. BP

19. Niki Rust: Explains the difference between trophy hunting and poaching. Trophy hunting is closely controlled and monitored where poaching is wrong even to hunters because it is unmonitored illegal and harmful to ecosystems.

20. J. Estes: The removal of large whales from the North Pacific ocean changes energy flow and affects other species composition. Commercial hunting of whales has a devastating effect on the ecosystem. JD

21. Bronner: Views from alternate sources such as japanese whalers and Russian whalers. He then explains why they are wrong and what animal rights groups have done to help the situation.

22. Nurse: Explores social policy on animal harm. Explains the development and legal recognition of the harm and development of the statutory rights for animals and how it contributes to the development of society.