• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Hunting deer with horses and hounds is horror: Discuss.

Extracts from this document...


Discursive Essay Hunting deer with horses and hounds is horror: Discuss. Deer hunting has been a topic that has caused many arguments and debates over generations. There is no doubt that wild deer have to be culled and controlled to stop the deer population from growing too large to a point where competition for food is necessary - this has already happened in some parts of England where furious farmers have taken matters into their own hands, but the question is how the deer should be killed? Shot by stalkers or inhumanely hunted by hounds. Deer hunting with packs of hounds has always been an activity associated with the upper classes. The hobby that many people call a "blood sport" is considered by others a traditional game that is both sociable and fun. Hunters believe that deer hunting is a classless sport that is enjoyed by many. It offers countless business opportunities for people: hotels, pubs, stables, blacksmiths and many other rural businesses survive and depend on the sport to provide jobs and employment. ...read more.


Those against hunting with hounds further argue that the use of a high-powered rifle by a stalker is much more efficient and would cause little or no stress. Deer are usually shot at a time when they are unaware of the presence of a stalker, usually when they are grazing. When the deer is shot the surrounding deer might be alarmed and run away but the dead deer would have felt little or no pain. Using a rifle is simple, fast and clean. Marksmen will not leave an injured deer in the wild. On the other hand hunters believe that shooting deer with a high powered rifle is not acceptable. Although trained marksmen state that stalking is better than hunting with hounds, mistakes can be made even if you are a highly professional marksman, leaving a deer crippled or a strong stag dead. The stalker often cannot find the deer again. Deer hunters argue they use the process of "Harbouring" where deer herds are observed and the hunt plans are made according to the health of the herd, targeting only old and weak deer. ...read more.


Hunters also state that their dogs do not have any contact with the deer because the deer would be shot by the hunter before the hounds got a chance to touch it therefore there would be no wounding of the deer. The dogs are simply there to chase and get the scent of the deer. On the other hand stalkers and marksmen can have poor aim and wound the deer causing great suffering. Unfortunately video evidence of cruelty by the League Against Cruel Sports shows this is actually a lie. Films show hounds pouncing on an exhausted deer; surrounding it and driving it into a river where the hounds still pursue it. This shows great cruelty to the deer. After looking at both arguments, I agree that deer hunting with hounds is a very important part of some people's lives. Banning this type of hunting will affect their business industry and thus causing unemployment. However I strongly disagree with the cruel methods that hunters use to track the deer therefore I am in favour of deer stalking and culling by trained marksmen. Gaia Wu 4P ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Contemporary Studies section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Contemporary Studies essays

  1. Speaking & Listening My Hobby

    after fish into the boat when we hit a shoal of mackerel off a ship wreck. After almost filling a whole bin bag with fish, we called it a day, just as a pod of dolphin appeared. My auntie, who lives in Cornwall, was probably eating fish for weeks after we brought back that many.

  2. The Sports Industry

    Scotland Curling is a sport found only in Scotland. It is a precision team sport similar to bowls or bocce, played on a rectangular sheet of prepared ice by two teams of four players each, using heavy polished granite

  1. Investigating the nature of thesports industry

    most other leisure and recreation activities which were around in that time, where not wildly available, due to the extensive rebuilding of towns and cities during the bombing campaigns by the Germans. Subsequently as the world rebuilt towns and cities, the development of communication technology, such as television and radio

  2. Should Fox Hunting Be Banned?

    We would never dream of putting another human being through that fear pain and torment (unless of course you were insane) and of course if we did do that to another human being we would be locked away. Is a fox not a living creature that can feel pain?

  1. Fox Hunting.

    foxes far quicker than by other controlled means, this being the least cruel method, as they go straight for the throat normally causing almost immediate death.

  2. Success depends on group cohesion, discuss.

    They are part of the organization's history already. Sometimes outside hiring results in the need to replace talented players who have been with the team for a long time. Compatibility between team mates and the coach is a vital factor in team cohesiveness. Lastly, the more the coach allows his players to participate in decision-making, the greater the team will become united.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work