Hunting and Humans

Hunting and humans are closely related. Humans have been hunting since the beginning of man, when the only food source was obtained by hunting. As time has passed, humans have progressed, and figured out many other sources of food, for example farming. Over Hunting kills wildlife which may be important to humans. This affects humans in that if the animal species becomes endangered, it will throw off natural predation and it will be more expensive to buy the meat or fur of that animal. The endangerment of species can cause many different things to humans. For example, if one animal is endangered, its predator will also become endangered. Ultimately it will affect humans, with food and resources.

Hunting is also very beneficial to many countries around the world, and ultimately b benefits humans. Hunting contributes large amounts of money to the country’s economy. It creates many jobs, where people can make a living for themselves and also it increases world trades. With a strong economy a country can prosper and many benefits can be given out to the people of that country. Hunting contributes far more to the Canadian economy each year than the $823.8 million last reported by Environment Canada. This is a very large sum of money, and is a great source of income. Without hunting, wildlife damage would rise 221 per cent across Canada and the U.S., costing $70.5 billion a year. Countries cannot afford to lose this large amount of money, so they insist to continue hunting. These sources of income are selling the meat of the animal that has been hunted. Selling the fur, or other exterior parts of the animal, and lastly the money hunters spend on the hunting license and equipment itself.

This is a chart of the top ten states ranked by annual hunting related retail sales. If you look at the numbers, you can see the large income hunting has to the economy. This is very beneficial to a countries growth.