Is it a Blood Sport?
Since the beginning of history, man has hunted animals for food to live and to utilized other parts for clothing and other essential reasons. In this modern world men still hunt animals for food but also for sport. The question is, has hunting become or has always been a blood sport? People have many assumptions to whether or not hunting is an act of senseless murder or a sport. Blood sports are along the lines of dog fighting and cock fighting. To better understand the differences between the two, it must be defined down to the very last detail.
Throughout history people have been pursuing wild animals to provide their families with food, clothing, and shelter. In these modern times societies hunting needs for survival has lessened because of the development of agriculture, animal husbandry and manufacturing of processed food. The overall sport of hunting, however has lingered on because of the challenge and enjoyment of outdoor life. In the ancient world of Europe, nobility enjoyed hunting as a sport as we do today. There was times in history when hunting became profitable and hunters began killing animals for their fur, skins, and claws. This is when regulations began to come into
In the past some species began to rapidly disappear, so strict regulations came into effect that started the national parks which protected wild game. Poachers are people who murder animals for profit and do not respect the environment and its wild life inhabitants. Many people consider fishing a time to be one with nature or spend quality bonding time with a friend or loved one. He taught me the essentials of hunting, making sure that I did not kill animals without a reason. All of the hunting I perform is to rid my farm land of pests or licensed hunting within the law. I grew up on a ranch in the foothills near Bakersfield and was introduced to hunting at the age of eight by my father. Other nations have problems with poachers killing animals for money and selling their trophies on the black market. effect because of over abundance of killing. As long as people hunt within the law and it is regulated to benefit the wilderness, then hunting is not a blood sport. People confuse poaching with hunting which gives people the wrong idea about the sport. There is a deep rooted problem that effects America to this day, that is pitting two animals together to see who wins a fight to the death. It provides entertainment, in Caesar"tms days he used to perform cock fights to pump his soldiers up for battle. America is not perfect, even though it has programs such as wildlife parks, law enforcement like the fish and game wardens and park rangers. For centuries cock fighting and dog fighting has been a part of many different cultures.