“Hunting might have been necessary for human survival in prehistoric times, but today most hunters stalk and kill animals merely for the thrill of it, not out of necessity. This unnecessary, violent form of “entertainment” rips animal families apart and leaves countless animals orphaned or badly injured when hunters miss their targets” (Hunting). I feel that most “hunters” usually have a stereotype. Not writing in favor for stereotypes, just the fact the there is a label that follows hunting. True or not hunters can be related to camouflage wearing, beer drinking, country folk. Usually one would not transmit such stereotypes to having a high I.Q. That being said, do they really have a grasp on the concept of their actions? Other than those who do it out of hobby, there are poachers who take hunting a little more seriously than a pastime. “Mass murders of mammals,” animals that is. “Almost 40 percent of hunters in the U.S. slaughter and maim millions of animals on public land every year. By some estimates, poachers kill just as many animals illegally” (Hunting). It’s very sad to hear of that many deaths knowing that they could have been prevented. According to Peta, Hunters’ intended targets aren’t the only ones who suffer. Hunting accidents destroy property and injure and kill horses, cows, dogs, cats, hikers, and other hunters. According to the International Hunter Education Association, there are dozens of deaths and hundreds of injuries attributed to hunting in the U.S. every year—and that number only includes incidents involving humans.