Mudcat Café message #613111 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #42183   Message #613111
Posted By: Lonesome EJ
19-Dec-01 - 12:04 PM
Thread Name: Guns and hunting
Subject: RE: Guns and hunting
Like it or not, Hunters perform a vital service. They cull populations of herd animals like deer and elk, that would otherwise overbrowse and overbreed in the absence of large predators, leading to disease, starvation, and environmental damage. Hunters also support, through hunting licenses and fees, preservation of wildlife habitat in national wilderness areas, at least in the US.