Why Do People Kill These Animals?
Most of these animals are hunted because people need it for food and other things to live. Some cultures may use animals for certien things.
Stuff you probably didn't know
- Since the Act was enacted in 1973, 9 species have gone extinct and 14 have recovered enough to be taken off the list.
- As many as 30 to 50 percent of all species are possibly heading toward extinction by mid-century.
- A species is declared extinct after many years of not being spotted. Because it takes so long to define an entire species as extinct, it is probable that there are many species already gone that we are unaware of.
- The Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA) protects registered endangered species by removing them from the “take” list, which makes it unlawful for a person to shoot, harm, capture, trap, or attempt any such actions to the species.