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Photo taken by me at Vancouver Zoo and stamp made by me, feel free to use this stamp anywhere, anytime. c:
PS~ Wolves are not endangered. This is not a personal opinion. Wolve populations are actually on an incline. Sorry for anybody who disagrees, but I am pro-management. Which means, I do not endorse the slaughter of wolves for eradication, furs, or trophies. But I do agree with the management of wolves- which means, to protect elk populations, to occasionally take out a wolf or 2 from a particular pack. Elk populations have declined 80%. And as much as I love wolves, I also love the animals that they prey on and want to protect elk, whitetail deer, mule deer, bison, etc . Feel free to post your personal opinions, I'd love to hear an opposing argument with actual facts but so far I haven't heard one solid "anti-hunting" argument yet. Unfortunatley wolves were put back on the endangered species act recently because of unbelievable support from WWF and orgs like that. Its not that I think that loving wolves is bad, I love them to, but I want people to be educated and informed on the topic. Lets preserve all forms of life, not just the fluffy cute ones!
Wolves are largely populated in some areas, so it is perfectly fine to hunt them. They are not so so so scarce that they might become extinct. *shakes head*
If anything, disease would kill them all off. Shoot, disease could kill all US off.
Honestly that's the funniest argument I love hearing. Disease would bring overpopulation down. Animals don't know how to quarantine and disease has no brain. It isn't gonna stop because the population got down to a healthy limit because animals are going to come in contact with each other no matter what. That means the disease will find a new host. When the original host is gone. It'll just jump to a new species. In fact, that's how we got Tuberculosis. It jumped to non humans to humans.
I feel for my species more than animals but I still like animals more as well. Something about them.
I agree they are beautiful and animals need to be respected even in death. Though, again, I put my own species above them, just as they would, on the most part, do the same for themselves. They deserve respect because they all have amazing attributes that even we, humans, should aspire to. (ie. the loyalty of dogs...)
I'm also a major conservationist. Hunting brings in a lot of conservationist money and helps with overpopulation. Keeping down(Not killing them off. That would be the reverse of what we want) overpop. in some animal's cases; it helps animals who are struggling and helps prevent pest animals from destroying vegetable farms and natural areas. Of course those natural areas also need help cleaning up from damages made by humans but stopping animals from stagnating progress is a major plus as well.. Sorry rambling there.
I honestly don't know about a natural balance except Mother Nature really seems to prefer to do as she wishes, whether it be cruel and ugly or kind and beautiful.
I also hunt for food. More bang for your buck and healthier (Depends on the animal. I hunt deer mainly.)
Another reason I hunt is so I can be apart of nature and her processes. Keeps me ready to provide for myself and those I consider friends and kin. Only if the occasion arises.
Do you farm? I'm no prep-er but I'm considering it to help keep the bills down.
their my fav animal n the whole wide world
As Gazzelles said, those trophy hunters put a lot into the economy in some areas where it is needed. Oh and to add to that, because game meat cannot be sold or left to rot. Meat is also given to a special program called Hunters for the Hungry.
You really should worry about decimation of population. The rules in U.S. are very strict. Hunting often occurs during a certain season and there is a strict number hunters are allowed to hunt. That and only an animal at a certain age can be killed and only if that animal is not carrying or have any babies along with it. Mainly males are hunted but they sometimes will allow hunting of females for a very short amount of time and again only at a strict amount. A lot of money in the U.S. used for conservation actually comes from hunting. There are other methods but so far hunting has been a big contributor and with the laws in placed and constantly being enforced. We are able to keep population down but at a healthy amount. Sometime even above that.
I support Legal Hunting
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Love the stamp!