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Should people poach? Why Or Why Not?

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Started: 8/10/2015 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Snoopy0222

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Each animal is part of the world. Who said we were allowed to kill them they deserve a life too. All the problems in the world have been caused by people not other creatures. Greed is why many people in deprived parts of the world kill but they are actually just making the problem worse as there is not going to be a world to do anything if all the animals are dead think about it.
Silverblood

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It is a gross exaggeration to say that poaching will ultimately result in the the demise of every last animal in the world, if this was the case, there would already be far less animals in existence than there is today, considering that poaching is a sport that has existed throughout many centuries (quote: "there is not going to be a world to do anything if all the animals are dead"). My point is, poaching does not solely revolve around being the barbaric, unethical slaughter of an animal that many stereotypes would have you believe, there is in fact more to it. By definition, 'poaching' is described as the illegal killing of animals, usually on land which you do not have the rights to access, however, under certain circumstances, it can also be considered of critical importance. In many deprived and impoverished societies, unlike the western ones we're mostly familiar with, poaching has been and continues to be one of the main sources of sustenance for the poorer, perhaps less educated, minority of the world's citizens. Since this is such a minority, the number of animals killed is also quite minimal, and since they are killed for good purpose, mainly as they are a natural resource for things such as food, blankets and tools, they are killed quickly and ethically as it is rarely a matter of simple fun (although it has been used for entertainment in the past). Basic necessities have been obtained through poaching for many generations, as far up as the 20th century, when peasants would poach in order to maintain a meager diet in which to live of. "Who said we were allowed to kill them, they deserve a life too" as quoted, but so do the minority of people who rely on them. We can also argue that it is not poaching that is the problem, it is people taking more than they need, so to ban poaching may not be the answer, considering that death is all to common in the circle of life.
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