Posted at 12.18.2018
Two ages ago there were more buffalo than cattle in america. Even though millions of cattle are wiped out for beef intake every year, the cattle population is growing as the buffalo are practically extinct. Why?
It is believed that as much as a hundred million buffalo used to roamed North America, as much South as Mexico so that significantly North as Canada (Anonymous). Some estimates range from thirty million to one thousand (million) in the fifteen hundreds (Krech 3rd). That day has long handed which is unhappy to see such low numbers of the buffalo. Within one hundred many years of the Western settlement of the United States, the North American herds of buffalo experienced nearly vanished. The slaughtering of the important animals was ongoing until these were pretty much impossible to find. The buffalo first came near extinction in the late eighteen hundreds when their amount was decreased down to only a few hundred (Anonymous). Krech III clarifies that "before the entrance of Europeans and their powerful, transforming products, dreams and structures, North american Indians possessed extensive knowledge about the environments where they lived and made sense of living beings in myriad culturally appropriate ways" (Krech 3rd, pg 1) Or in other words before Western settlers emerged to the United States the Indians were not harming the buffalo population. The primary reason behind the near-extinction of the North american bison was due to the greedy Western european settlers who came up and ruined the Indians' way of life.
Three reasons that buffalo are such few in amounts include the idea that Indians used them as a source for food but also every section of the buffalo's body was used for tools or anything they could possible use it for. The settling Us citizens needed the Indians to move so their thought was to rid the Indians with their major food source the buffalo. With the Indians' food source eliminated the settlers expected that he Indians would move more willingly and they would then be from the settlers way so to speak (Anonymous). Another reason the buffalo needed to be taken off the open up plains was because they posed an unhealthy hazard to the new trains that possessed tracks running across the country. Without the buffalo roaming surrounding the trains would become more useful and in less risk. Practically everyone wished to be lowering the amount of the buffalo whether it's for food or basic safety. This is very sad but the hunters who required part in in clearing the Indians food source were greatly profiting from the hides that these were selling and this only made them more likely to hunt the buffalo (Anonymous). The hides were very valuable at the time for making robes and mats from the thick fur. All combined mutually these reasons pretty much accumulate to carelessness by everyone, greed by the settlers, and the reduction of the land that these beautiful beasts once roamed on.
Cows, on the other palm, arrived to America after the buffalo had already almost become extinct (Private). Cattle made a large supply of food for the settlers who were just approaching to America (Krech). Cattle are significantly smaller than buffalo, less aggressive than buffalo and although they don't have as strong of an immune system as buffalo (Krech) these were the meat creation of preference when the settlers first emerged to the United States. The development and mating of buffalo (being truly a wild canine) was never really planned since it would have been a wonderful idea if someone could have considered that preceding. By enough time a controlled breeding by the settlers was necessary the buffalo were so few in number it wouldn't been employed by for the kids. The cattle were great in quantity and also have now become a major product for the Unites States. The buffalo were still unprotected for many years but a few caring people made the preservation of the previous few hundred buffalo possible (Anonymous). Cow hides are nice and warm however they are nothing in comparison to the thick furry jackets of the American bison.
When it came to the buffalo, individuals were so focused on making money off of the hides that these were not thinking about future generations who would have no food because of the low volume of buffalo (Anonymous). Although an alternative solution source of meat was found it could have been better if indeed they were conscientious of the future generations and the populace of buffalo. The Indians actually used almost every part of the buffalo; the hides without wild hair were used for "moccasins, leggings, and other clothing, tipi features and linings, shields, maul masks, cups and kettles, [carrying instances]" the hides with locks or "Robes" were used for "winter clothing, gloves, pillows and comforters, [and] outfits. " The locks was used for "ropes, stuffing, [and] yarn. " The horns were used for "arrow tips, bow parts, ladles and spoons/mugs, [and] pots. " The hoofs were used for glue and the list goes on for some time (Krech 3rd, pg 5). Yet the Americans wished to rid the Indians of the food source so they might bypass just getting rid of the buffalo simply for sport or for hides, not for his or her day-to-day needs (Anonymous).
Although buffalo were a good way to obtain food the primary reason that they almost became extinct and they are not really a major food source today like cattle is basically because the settlers weren't only eliminating them for food. If the settlers were ridding the united states of buffalo merely to make the Indians better to persuade to relocate (Anonymous), these were unknowingly blinded by greed. They would have used the buffalo as their major food source; especially since buffalo beef is healthier for you than beef (buffalo have a much more lean beef than cattle). Anyways, the buffalo were so low in number that breeding them would still not create a large enough food source and it was much more convenient and easy to go on and use the domesticated cattle as their mass creation of beef to feed the settlers because the cattle were already large in amount. Cattle breeding got over from this point for the development of meat, and the amount of buffalo continues to be working on growing today.
Part B: Why do politicians so often support special interest communities?
I believe that I should start by declaring that "in the idealized democratic modern culture, economic policy depends upon 'one man, one vote" (Grossman 1). This means to me that although this one person (the president of any corporation or country) has an objective to make their people happy, is mostly in control of every individual decision sooner or later with time. Through my research I found that some special interest organizations tend to keep huge amounts of money (Franzese). Politics revolves around money and every politician needs the support of its people and quite simply their money to make it through their advertising campaign. Although it is simply one man's decision to please all it might not be his best benefit to please everyone but instead the special interest groupings that can best support him economically; in other words some special interest communities can use money as a bribing token to bring about desired plans being exceeded by fueling a specific candidates plan (Grossman). Mark C. Schug miracles "if there may be something about basic economics that elected representatives see as detrimental to the long-term health with their political professions" (4) and he also cases that "It's possible that the careers of elected officers would be made more challenging if basic monetary concepts were broadly grasped by voter" (Schug 4). According to these conclusions Schug feels that politicians want the people of the general population to understand as little about how exactly the overall economy works because the ignorant voters will be less proficient of what goes on behind the curtain; these behind the arena secrets include things like special interest teams swaying a politicians decisions, buying the political vote through financial support. Financial support is meant to be donations to the politician that you most side with or agree with, not bribery where you pay the politicians to make a certain decision that you are and only. Although this is immoral as well as unlawful it happens on a regular basis underneath our nasal. Why people can escape with this I don't know but it's possible they get paid a pretty cent too.
There are several varieties of interest teams that exist however the one primary kind of interest categories are known pressure communities. Pressure groupings include narrow hobbies such as "peanut farmers, autoworkers, or shareholders" as well as broader pursuits which include "retired staff, capital workers, and those with special concerns for the surroundings" (Grossman). The actions and influences of interest groups
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