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CHAPTER 14 - CHAPTER 14: HUNTING AND HARVESTING Hunting and...

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CHAPTER 14: HUNTING AND HARVESTING Hunting and trapping : We need to address the issue of killing wild animals for food, products (e.g. pelts), sport (hunting, trapping, and fishing), population regulation (e.g. coyote control) and as an ecological tool for wildlife management. There is a need to examine the attitudes of hunters and anti-hunters and at least reach an understanding of the differences in philosophy. A) Man the hunter: 1) Early man was a hunter 2) Importance of the wild fur industry a. Current Status 3) Current interest in hunting: Data as current as 1991 suggest that 40 million Americans (1/6 of the adults in the U.S.) continue to hunt. Between 16 and 20% of Alaskans hunt and/or trap. 4) Hunting by proxy: Most of us, without struggle or apparent bloodshed, procure meat nestled on a styrofo9am plate and wrapped in clear plastic. Complex food preparations even conceal the fact that meat is an important ingredient. We value leather shoes, belts and coats and most would feel very fortunate to own a fur garment of some sort. How are these people different form the hunter and/or trapper. B) Anti-hunting attitudes and activities of individuals and/or groups: 1) Some important anti-hunting movers and shakers: a. Dr. Albert Schweitzer (dead) – ‘reverence for life’
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b. Cleveland Amory (dead) – Fund for animals. c. Other anti-hunting and anti-trapping organizations - PETA (People for Ethical Treatment of Animals); ALF (Animal Liberation Front); HSUS (Humane Society). 2) Basic anti-hunting philosophies: a. Humanistic attitudes – Anthropomorphism. b. Moralistic attitudes – Degenerative behavior. C)
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This note was uploaded on 02/18/2012 for the course BIO 260 taught by Professor Dannyraymer during the Fall '11 term at BYU.

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CHAPTER 14 - CHAPTER 14: HUNTING AND HARVESTING Hunting and...

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