What Is Hunting And Why Do We Do It?


Hunting is one of the most primal, animalistic things that we do. Animals hunt for food. Well, carnivores do. Human beings are known for being hunters, and we are at the top of the food chain. The practice of seeking, pursuing, capturing and killing a wild animal is known as hunting. Hunting wildlife is done to harvest meat, remove predators from an environment, livestock, trade, skin trade and more. Most nonhuman species also hunt.

There are many regulation differences between poaching and hunting. Poaching involves illegal killing, trapping and even capturing of hundred species. The species which are hunted are referred to as game or even three. They are usually mammals and birds. Economies have been known to classify hunting as a part of a primary urge to kill.


Hunting by humans actually started in Homo Erectus or even earlier. Millions of years ago, they hunted for food. Hunting has become deeply embedded and encoded in human DNA. Hunting can also mean to be a form of pest control. Hunting has been known to be and a necessary component that comes to the management of rampant wildlife. Excessive hunting has also been known to be a huge contributing factor that comes to endangerment and extinction of so many animals on the planet. Some humans have seen this, and they have started the pursuit of capture and release of fish in fishing. Basically what they do is, they capture the fish, take some pictures and release it back into the wild. Wildlife photography is not considered as hunting. If you pursue a wild animal with the interest of killing it, you will be in trouble. You are allowed to tranquillise and tag animals for your own personal research.

I have a friend who has a father who owns a huge piece of land in the United Kingdom. He has a couple of guns, and he goes out hunting for ducks. He tells me that it has been a tradition and his family, to hunt for ducks for generations. He says that he is proud to be a part of such a tradition. I, myself, do not partake in such activities because I feel that they are incredibly unethical and immoral. I feel that it is an incredible sin to kill for personal happiness or even for sport. I am a vegetarian, and I am an animal rights supporter. Hunting is not exactly something that I enjoy or support.

There are so many people who make a big spectacle out of it. I have even seen it in so many TV shows, and movies and I would like to say that I am glad that hunting is illegal in so many countries.

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