why do people hunt and kill animals

Why
do you want to hunt? I don't know I just like it. Hunters enjoy hunting. They have some very deep feelings
about hunting, but often find it difficult to express those feelings in
ways others understand. Hunting has nothing to do with violence or aggression. Almost every hunter will tell you they love animals.


Yet, hunters kill
animals. How do you explain that? It's a little like farming or gardening. People protect and care for their chickens and their vegetable plants,
only to end up using them for food. Hunters support conservation of wild
places and laws that protect wildlife populations, but they use some of
the wildlife for hunting not just killing, and not just eating,
but to experience hunting.


It's
a lot easier, and often less expensive, to buy food and clothing at the
store than to make them or grow them yourself. But people are do-it-yourselfers
because they enjoy the activity, not just the product.


Hunting is a lot
like that. Some people say hunting is in my blood because our
ancestors were hunters. It feels good to know we can still survive on our
own in Nature the way our ancestors did. Hunting, growing food and making
things by hand are all things that people love to do.


Even though those
things may not seem to be absolutely necessary, they are very important
to people who enjoy them.
While habitat loss and human-wildlife conflict (often in the form of retaliatory killings after lions kill livestock and sometimes even humans) are the primary causes of the lions' disappearance from Africa's forests and savannahs, trophy hunting adds to the problem.


Approximately 600 lions are killed every year on trophy hunts, including lions in populations that are already declining from other threats. These hunts are unsustainable and put more pressure on the species.