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Hunting 2 Hunting for the Truth "Run Bambi! Run!" Those three words have echoed inside children's minds for generations. Many wept at the cruelty with which the hunters needlessly slaughtered young Bambi's mother and many more vowed never to kill a living animal. Walt Disney was a master at evoking anti-hunting feelings. He portrayed the animals in his movies and cartoons as gentle, innocent creatures, which caused no trouble and asked for no trouble. However, were his animals really innocent? Are animals, in general, really innocent and are hunters all the cruel, heartless murderers that so many make them out to be? The answer to all of those questions is an emphatic no. Animals, specifically white-tailed deer, are harmful to the environment, to themselves, and to humans. They destroy the environment, give each other diseases, and injure, sometimes killing, people in car accidents. It is for this reason that the hunting of animals must be recognized as the only viable way to control increasing animal populations and avoid the negative effects of over-population.

Animals can totally obliviate an ecosystem by becoming so large in number that they destroy all the vegetation of the area. When a population becomes so large that an ecosystem can no longer support them, diseases and mass starvation come upon the population. This forces some of the population to seek another suitable habitat. This is when it becomes dangerous to people. An animal crossing a highway can cause a motorist to swerve off the road to his or Hunting 3 her death, or a hungry animal searching for food may work up enough courage to attack an unaware hiker or camper. This is why hunting is essential for controlling animal populations. It is a safe, humane way to regulate populations and keep them at a...