I really like this blog site. Bryony has some great research on animals from her masters studies in animal behaviour. I urge you to visit her blog.
This piece about hunting animals shows some of the dangers that it poses down through scavengers and the food chain. Well worth a read. 😊
Hunting is an emotive and controversial topic. People cannot bare to picture majestic animals such as elephants and tigers being hunted for their tusks and pelts, often displayed as a symbol of achievement. When thinking of hunting, the first image that comes to mind is the heads of handsome animals pinned to a wall or acting as a lavish accessory to a bedroom rug – often making me cringe. However, hunting can also bring about vital food sources to communities and can control overpopulation, making it a “necessary evil”. Despite this, the costs of hunting to animal welfare, conservation and the ecosystem must be studied.
The animals which are hunted are not the only ones that hunting can negatively affect. Some are slightly less “good looking” and may find it hard to compete against the “charismatic megafauna” (large…
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