Rhinos are commonly killed by poachers for the ivory that can be harvested from

Rhinos are commonly killed by poachers for the ivory

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Rhino’s are commonly killed by poachers for the ivory that can be harvested from their horn . The poachers first kill the rhino, saw off it’s horn, and sell it on illegal markets, primarily in Vietnam and China where the ivory is used to create decorations and used for illegal medical remedies (Juskalian) . While the majority of poaching applies to big game animals such as rhinos and tigers, America also has a quite large illegal market for animals . Take for instance, the illegal market for baby eels that is occuring in Maine . Maine is one of the only states that has a large eel market, and with prices increasing drastically, many turned to poaching . However, a large scale undercover federal investigation called , “Operation Broken Glass” shut down a major scale poaching operation (Fisherynation.com) . With all of the negativity surrounding poaching floating around, many see hunting and poaching as one in the same . Animals die, populations drop, species go extinct, habitats are lost,
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and money is wasted . However, this could not be further from the truth . Poaching is completely immoral and is not defendable from any position . Hunters go to great lengths to disassociate the sport from horrible acts of poaching that they are often compared to . With the use of research and statistics, it is clear to see that not only is hunting completely different from poaching, but hunting actually benefits society in a number of ways . in 2017 alone, over 63 . 1 billion dollars were spent on hunting and fishing related items . Hunting is also looked argued against by those who say trophy hunting results in the strongest of the species dying off, not the weak and starving that hunter should be harvesting instead ( Ruiz) . People also state that the hunting of trophies leaves a negative impact on the species as a whole . But, the animals who are mature and strong enough to be deemed trophy animals, are often fully grown, and in their late adult years . This type of hunting allows the younger, more immature animals to grow bigger and stronger, and have a better chance of finding a mate, among other things . The population of deer in America has skyrocketed since they have been hunted with regulations (Greenwich Time) . The Department of Environmental Protection placed regulations on deer in the United States in the 1970’s, most importantly the Deer Management Act, which established hunting zones, seasons, and tag limits in order to control and grow the deer population in America (Greenwich Time). Overall, Regulated and ethical hunting allows for populations of animals to grow and maintain their appropriate carrying capacity .
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