In forest life, hunting is the act of prolonging your race. To any species in the world, hunting is an everyday activity. It is the nature of life and nobody can deny this simple statement. As human life has undergone millennia worth of improvement, there is no longer any need for each and every one of us to hunt personally for food as the job has been combined into the economy of man since its popularization by Adam Smith. Herding, farming and raring of livestock keeps us alive from then on and now there is a need to ban this act that used to be a way of life and a sport because of several apparent reasons.
Why do we hunt? As stated earlier, we hunt for a living; we hunt for food but making hunting as a sport seems like a rich men's hobby. It is that of luxurious activity as to do hunting as a sport, it has to be done on a grand scale with many competitors competing for trophies. Making hunting as a sport is ridiculous as it branches away from the original reason of hunting itself where in sports, competitors do not hunt for food but hunt for trophies by severing the animal's head, preserve them and hang them for pride in collections. Pride is one of the seven sins of men.
The word collections do hit the wrong button in the heart of wildlife enthusiasts because when hunting for trophies for collections, it is just the same as what poachers do. Poachers however hunt for animal body parts to sell which is a little bit nobler(if at all) than those sports hunter who only hunt for heads even though both are considered as sinners. Sports hunters only need the animal heads and the rest of the body to be thrown away.
As a sport, hunting is misrecognized when it is done for paid pleasure and recreation because to enter a competition one has to pay fees. Though humans long ago did hunt for food, they also do it in their spare time but still hunting only for the sake of recreation and pleasure is a big mismatch in the jigsaw puzzle of life. Using hunting as a sport can also create hazards to the wildlife and the life of the hunter too as there are many things that can go wrong due to human error.
It is human error of greed where there is no selection of the animals, sports hunter just shoot any target be it animals in their premature state or 'ripened' age. Young animals should not be included in the target lists in order to preserve the offspring of the wild life and ecosystem, even if one does hunt. It is natural for hunter to let go or avoid hunting young animals for this sole purpose but sports hunter might target young animals because they are the easiest target and also yield points though in little amount but are still counted.
Seriously, hunting as sport should be banned not only for the sake of preserving the wild life and ecosystem but also for the sake of protecting the moral code of hunting because hunting should be done as a means to procure foods not for the sake of pleasure.
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