Hunting is neither cruel of inhumane, its simply our responsibility as a great species to control the deer population. Long ago we drove out their natural predators, wolves, cayotes, and mountain lions, so if it where for hunting thier population would explosed. Mass starvation would occur in the winter, along with an increase in deer/vehicle collisions.
When deers are injured in a vehicle collision the often suffer for hours even days with their backs and legs broken, not to mention the injuries that occur to the drivers and the damage to their cars. At least half of my friends form back home have hit deer and wrecked their cars. Now i am hearing that more and more deer are being hit by cars in residential areas, I beleive that if it weren't for hunting, this would be a much more common problem.
If we got rid of hunting, the food resources for the expanding deer population would also have to expand, meaning our crops.
It would come to the point where either the deer would starve to dearth or out domestic crops would be wiped out. I feel it is our moral obligation to keep the eco-system in blaance, especially since it is often humans who throw it out of balance in the first place.
Another benifit of junting ist hat it controls lymes desieise which is carried by deer ticks. This deadly deseiese can be caught by humans and the more deer in a residnetial area, the better change that little Timmy will come home with a tick burrowed in his leg.
Most anti-hunting people have grown up in the city, and really have no clue about its importance in our eco-system. Their only excuse is that the deer are so cute and cuddley or...