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The great hunting debate Hunting, like many other things in our society has been going on for many years. People have always had something to say about hunting and how cruel it is etc. But now people are actually trying to put a total stop to hunting for fun. In this essay I will be putting forward the arguments for and against hunting. I hae done research on ther internet and recently watched a program about hunting in Exmoor. There are many reasons for hunting, whilst researching I have found many plausable reasons for hunting and also many unplausable reasons, in this section of my essay, I will be putting the "for" argument across to you. In Exmoor there are over 6000 red deer on the hills, farmers feel that it is their responsibility to keep deer numbers down and to stop them from eating all the crops on their land. In Exmoor around 1000 red deer are killed each year by farmers and hunters. Farmers have been known to kill the deer "inhumanely" when they trespass on their land, many hunters believe that it is better to hunt the deer than to let a farmer take a random shot at it, they say that hunting is a lot more human for the animal and they don't feel the pain, they die instantly. ...read more.


People who hunt also say that hunting is a thrilling experience and say that they get a great "buzz"from it. Hunters believe that they are helping the environment by hunting the deer. They say that there is a way to kill deer by hunting, and that they don't want just any old amateur taking a "pop" at the deers and leaving dead and injured deer lying all over the hills. The hunters say that the way that they hunt the deer is quick and painless for the deer. Also through my research I have been looking at the argument against hunting. Many of the ordinary people looking in on the hunting communities, are totally against the idea of killing an animal for fun, they say: "Hunters make a game out of killing deer, they chase it around for hours with their dogs and then once it is too exhausted to run anymore they kill it". Many people ask the question, "Why chase the deer for hours and get it so exhausted?" People think that yes, the deer numbers should be kept down, but not by chasing them for hours on end and then shooting it. There is also then the argument of the deers suffering so much during the hunt, for example. ...read more.


Hunters also make out that the hounds don't go anywhere near the deer and never attack them atall. This also in not the case, whilst researching and watching the program I did, there was a deer in a river and all of the hounds jumped into the river and began attacking the animal in the river. There was also a man trying to grab the deer and shoot it fro "point blank" range. Basically the deer suffers hugely in an inhuman attempt of fun! The deer is chased for hours and gets killed once it is too exhausted to go on any longer! This as you can see is not atall a fair way of keeping the deer off of farmers land, and surely a better way can be found to kill them!? I have seen both sides and I think that hunting should be stopped or atleast a more human way for the deer to be killed should be found and put into place, killing the deer in the way that the hunters do is just not fair, but until both sides start "making tracks" as such then nothing is going to be sorted and the deer in the hills are just going to continue to be savagely murdered. ?? ?? ?? ?? Julian Phillips GCSE English Coursework ...read more.

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