Back in the olden times, when human never had any weapons to hunt, the killing of wild animals was a sign of strength and charm. The meat of wild animals and birds were taken for food. Hunting slowly became illegal when different Countries saw the problem of endangerment of species. Costa Rica was one among the first Countries to ban hunting. Crocodiles, Jaguars, turtles were protected under the law. Endangerment of species is one of the main reasons as to why Costa Rica banned hunting. In India, hunting was illegalised in the year 1975 under the wildlife protection act. Fishing, however, does not come under the category of hunting. Hunting can be a significant source of livelihood for many people across the globe. All firearm owners and users in Australia, some parts of Africa, Germany, and Canada etc. can still practice hunting. Some Countries come under regulated law, wherein hunting of some animals is allowed. Here are some reasons as to why hunting is legal in many Countries.
Elephant hunting, for instance, is practiced throughout Africa. African Elephants are famous for their tusks and is wildly sorted after. People who hunt, pay a fee to the Government. In this way, the Country earns a large revenue. In South Africa, hunting is encouraged as African elephants are not endangered. This sport attracts people from all over the world to try their hand at hunting. Eco- Tourism is one of the ways Africa earns revenue. The taxes collected goes directly to the central government. This way, the state profits! The money from the tax is also used for managing and protecting the state forest. Hunters, indirectly play a major role in
Culture and tradition
In many Countries, hunting is part of an age-old tradition and regarded as a symbol of high strength and dignity.
Promotes fitness and mental strength.
Hunting promotes mental relaxation and boosts mental strength. Just like any other sport, hunting is widely encouraged. Hunting helps to enhance concentration levels. The hunt is very nutritious and healthy. The hunter enjoys quality time with oneself or with friends or family.
In many Countries, deer population might be beyond control. This causes deer collisions with motorcyclists. Deer hunting in New Zealand, Australia, USA, keeps the deer population in check. In Countries like Africa, African hunting elephants are legal as they are a part of the age-old practice. Moreover, they do not come under the list of endangered species.
Most of the tribal communities, far from the cities, depend on hunting for their livelihood. They hunt animals not only to protect themselves but also serves as nutrition. Most of the animal skins are used to make dresses.