Environment 04

TOPIC

Should hunting as a sport be banned?

Essay

◆ Pros
 I strongly believe that hunting as a sport should be banned for the three following reasons.
 The first reason is that hunting as a sport is blasphemy of life. Taking many lives unnecessarily is nothing but slaughter. Shooting animals just for fun is completely outrageous. Human beings are omnivore so that it is natural to kill animals for foods however killing animals for pleasure is just crazy.
 The second reason is that hunting as a sport affects the environment. The balance of ecosystem is really important to all the animals on the earth including human beings, and doing something to destroy it is tantamount to suicide. If human beings do not stop damaging and destroying the ecosystem, we will go extinct in the near future.
 The third reason is that the number of gun incidents increases because of hunting. Many people were killed and committed suicide by hunting rifle. Considering that if it hadn’t been for guns, many people would not have had to be killed, it is natural to believe that hunting should be banned for people’s safety.
 For the aforementioned three reasons, I strongly believe that hunting as a sport should be banned.
(192 Words)

◆ Cons
 I do not believe that hunting as a sport should be banned for the three following reasons.
 The first reason is that banning hunting as a sport has a harmful effect on the economy. Sales of guns decrease, and building the law and enforcing it cost a lot of money. In this world economic situation, the government simply cannot afford to do that.
 The second reason is that hunting as a sport is included in food chain. Stronger animals kill weaker animals and that is how food chain works and hunting is included in it. Creatures kill other creatures and that is the way it is in this world. That is the fate of all animals on the earth. It is a natural process of ecosystem, and trying to ban the natural process is completely illogical.
 The third reason is that it is unreasonable to ban hunting as a sport while people kill animals for foods, furs, clothes, medicine and so on. They are basically the same thing. Killing animals. It does not make any sense that people can eat meat and wear furs and leather boots but cannot hunt.
 For the aforementioned three reasons, I do not believe that hunting as a sport should be banned.
(210 Words)

Date:December 14, 2012

メモ

◆ トピック:スポーツとしての狩猟は禁止されるべきか?

例によって、賛成派と反対派を書きました。

賛成派では、
「狩猟は命への冒涜」
「環境に悪影響」
「銃の事件が増える」
の3つを、キーアイディアに、書いてみました。

反論としては、
「肉を食べたり、毛皮や、ブーツなどの為に、動物を殺すのは、いいのか?」
「狩猟よりも、森林破壊や、工場の水汚染などのほうが、深刻ではないか?」
「狩猟が禁止された所で、銃がなくなるわけではないのでは?」
などが考えられます。

反対派では、
「経済に悪影響」
「狩猟も食物連鎖の一部」
「肉を食べ、毛皮や革のブーツなどを着ておきながら、スポーツとしての狩猟だけを禁止するのは、不公平」
の3つを、キーアイディアに書いてみました。

反論としては、
「狩猟がそこまで経済に良い影響を及ぼしているのか?」
「捕食は食物連鎖だけど、レジャーでの殺戮は、食物連鎖とは言えないのでは?」
「食料や衣服の為の狩猟は、生きるためで、スポーツとしての狩猟とは、性質が違うのでは?」
などが考えられますね。

つい、先日も、アメリカの小学校で銃の乱射事件がおき、大勢の方が亡くなったばかりです。
やはり、銃規制は、つよい理由になると思います。