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Quag5611
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CaptainJustice
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Hunting Animals is not only humane, It is beneficial to EVERYONE including the animal.

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Started: 11/20/2013 Category: Miscellaneous
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Quag5611

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We are at the top of the food chain because we are extremely versatile and the best hunters in the world. Now, OBVIOUSLY everyone who is supporting the "No Hunting" side of things is vegan or vegetarian? If not your argument is invalid. As far as furs and skins, that is poaching, There is no REAL reason to kill a living thing just for its fur coat or its skin, you eat the animal, and find a use for its fur or skin after the meat is harvested, or if it is a predatory animal doing harm then you find a way to use its skin so that you're not wasting a kill. I myself am an avid hunter, and I will not kill an animal unless I can find multiple uses for it. The beauty about hunting is also, that I can find multiple uses of an animal carcus. And besides, everyone needs protein, and the best way to obtain it is from untouched meat killed fresh, It"s as organic as it gets: no hormones, no feed, no fences, no growth hormones or unnatural steroids, no styrofoam and cellophane under the fluorescent lights of the grocery store. Now Hunting and fishing as a sport generates $25 billion in retail sales, $17 billion in salaries and wages, and employs 575,000 Americans, creating sales tax, state income tax and federal income tax revenues for government agencies and the people they serve. As a whole each year, sportsmen contribute $7.5 million per day toward conservation. That is more than the NFL, MLB, and NBA, that is good for the economy. Also, hunting with a firearm may seem unsafe to the untrained person. However According to data recently collected by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), hunting with a gun is the third-safest sport when compared to 28 other popular sports, and has a lower injury rate than golf, volleyball and tackle football. Now a positive biological reason is that we are using more and more land each day for industrialization, agriculture, and other human development, THAT is the real crime, THAT is what you should be arguing against. However that is not what this topic is on. Habitat loss has eroded the natural range of animals while agriculture has increased food supplies. The result is game populations that must be managed. If they"re not hunted, they"ll die of starvation or disease. Like it or not, as we increase our land use, proper game management becomes more important than ever. Now, I am not a social worker and I am not here to tell you how to raise your children but for me and my family hunting has been the ultimate bonding experience, passed down generation to generation, only changing a slight bit, it mainly lies at its core. Better than playing basketball, throwing the baseball or tossing around the football, hunting is a release from society with just you, nature, and whom ever you bring along. There are few better ways to spend quality time with your children than to take them away from the computer or TV and show them where their food comes from. Revealing how important it is to be resourceful and self-sufficient is also one of the greatest life lessons you can teach them. Now honestly I believe that if this hasn't changed your mind at least somewhat then you are hopeless. I am interested to hear back from all of you. As humans grow and take land, the animals move into town, we need to control numbers to save people and cars for injury, also, the number of predators is far less than it was 300 years ago, now humans our the "deer" and others main predators. Without humans hunting, there would be a massive over population of animals, over feeding over breading, and then starvation, disease and death.
CaptainJustice

Con

Eridanus is a constellation in the southern hemisphere. It is the sixth largest constellation in the sky. Its name is derived from Eridanos, the ancient Greek name for the river Po in northern Italy. The constellation was created by the Greek astronomer Ptolemy in the 2nd century.

Eridanus is associated with the myth of Phaëton, the son of the sun god Helios, who one day took the reins of his father’s chariot, but was not able to control it and ended up burning both heaven and earth. Zeus saved the day by killing him with a thunderbolt. The constellation Eridanos represents the path along which Phaëton drove. It is also said that, once cast to earth, his body was extinguished in the river Po. The celestial river originates near the star [5971] Rigel in Orion and ends at [3679] alpha Eridani, the brightest star in the constellation.

The constellation Eridanus occupies an area of 1138 square degrees and contains six stars with known planets. It can be seen at latitudes between +32° and -90° and is best visible at 9 p.m. during the month of December.

Despite being among the largest constellations, Eridanus does not have many bright stars or visible deep sky objects. The most notable stars are [3679] alpha Eridani or Achernar ("end of the river") and[3688] epsilon Eridani, a star similar to our Sun.

[3679] Achernar is a first magnitude star notable for its flat shape, caused by the star's rapid spinning. Its equatorial radius is 50 percent larger than the distance between the poles. Lying about 144 light-years away, Achernar is the ninth brightest star in the sky, and also the bluest and hottest among the 10 brightest stars in the sky.

[3688] epsilon Eridani, a main sequence star, is the third closest star that can be seen by the naked eye. It has at least one extrasolar planet, believed to be a gas giant similar to Jupiter. Being the nearest star similar to the Sun, only 10.5 light-years away, it is often featured in works of science fiction, both written and televised (the television series Babylon 5 and Space: Above and Beyond being among the best known examples).

Eridanus also contains one of the largest supervoids (areas devoid of galaxies) ever discovered. The Eridanus Supervoid has a diameter of approximately one billion light-years across and has given rise to a number of theories related to the origins of the universe.

Eridanus is also home to several notable deep sky objects. The Witch Head Nebula, IC2118, lies close to [3680] beta Eridani and is thought to be either a gas cloud reflecting the light of [5971] Rigel, a supergiant star in the constellation Orion, or an ancient supernova remnant. The nebula is blue in colour and lies approximately 900 light-years away from Earth.



Debate Round No. 1
Quag5611

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Well.... alrighty then.
CaptainJustice

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Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by amay 3 years ago
amay
Well that's annoying, I was quite looking forward to that.
Posted by Ragnar 3 years ago
Ragnar
Nice wall of text.
Posted by amay 3 years ago
amay
I think you'll find that most people who are against hunting are not vegans or vegetarians; they object to is what you call poaching (wrong term by the way, see below), that is, hunting for sport, where the animals are not eaten or used at all, but just shot and left to rot. That is why many people object to hunting.

"As humans grow and take land, the animals move into town, we need to control numbers to save people and cars for injury" - mightn't that be because we're taking the land they were living on? Perhaps we should work on regulating our own use of the planet.

And by the way, I think it is a bit over dramatic to say that if humans didn't hunt, there would be a massive over population of animals, over feeding, over breeding, and then starvation, disease and death. The animal kingdom is self-regulating; predation from other species and illness and disease all serve to keep the numbers of each species at a certain level. In fact, the only species that isn't predated upon in any significant way is humanity; and look how many there are of us.

And please PLEASE break up your argument into paragraphs, it is really hard to follow a massive chunk of text like that.

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Posted by MJMiamiBoy2 3 years ago
MJMiamiBoy2
Are you referring to hunting for sport or hunting for food? Because I could not read that monster of a one-paragraph essay you had.
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