Controlling Wildlife Populations through Sterilization PRIVATE One of the most controversial questions in the field of bio-ethics today concerns the control of wildlife populations. With human population growth and seeming never-ending increases in human exploitation of natural resources, human populations are encroaching on the natural habitats of wildlife around the world with rising friction between humans and wildlife. For wildlife managers, the obvious solution to this problem – controlling the sizes of wildlife populations – presents a range of ethical dilemmas. While culling or killing animals is widely controversial, its clearest alternative – sterilization – also presents us ethicists with challenges. In the course of an...The end:
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