Hunting is a practice since ancient times to kill animals for one’s own recreational purpose. It is a practice of seeking, pursuing, and capturing or even killing wild animals adversely. Hunting wildlife or other animals is most commonly done by humans for their own greedy needs such as food, recreation, it is also done to remove the predators that can be dangerous to humans or domesticated animals, to remove harmful pests that destroy crops on a large scale or kill livestock, or for trading wildlife.
ORIGIN & HISTORY
The Bambi effect is just related to hunting science. Basically, the Bambi effect states or designates the emotional trauma which can be mild and transitory as experienced by the hunter and trapper when they closely view up a dead or nearly dying and suffering animal species, that is too cute and adorable to be killed. The hunter has killed the animal himself but yet the death of that animal and it’s suffering suddenly acknowledge some responsibility to the hunter. He feels bad on his work and feels that he did something unnatural and a kind of guilt is experienced by a hunter as he suddenly identifies the suffering of an animal that he has killed by his own will.
The name “Bambi” is just a short reference to the classic Disney film, named Bambi, in which there is a tragic climax to the story when it reaches a point where the protagonist’s, named Bambi, his mother is killed by the hunters. At the same time, the effect also explains the reaction of the witnesses to those scenes of the brutal killing of the animals for no reason. They feel bad after doing the work for which they are paid and for the work of which they are widely known as hunters.
HUNTING Vs POACHING
The wildlife regulations effectively differentiate lawful hunting from poaching. Poaching is a term which involves the illegal killing, trapping or capture of the hunted wildlife species. The species that are hunted are usually referred to as the game species or the prey and are usually mammals and birds. Some economists have also classified hunting as part of primary production just like that of forestry, agriculture, and fishing. The “Bambi effect” is a term that is used in general terms or in editorial media that usually refers to objections held against the killing of large wild animals ranging from deer to dolphins while there might be a little or no objection at all to the suffering of organisms that are regarded as somehow not essential or less than desirable such as pigs or other wild animals that do not hold much importance in the ecosystem.
IMPACT ON CINEMA
The Bambi term is said to be inspired by Walt Disney’s famous animated film Bambi, where the film takes an emotional roller coaster ride of a hunter by feeling responsible for doing something bad as the hunter killed the lead character’s mother which was known only as a man in the movie. Some people have even credited this purported effect with the increasing amount of public awareness of the dangers of pollution, hunting, and other things that pose an environmental threat. In the case of some invasive species, perceived cuteness may help to remove the efforts to eradicate invasive species that are not native.
Most people in modern culture and western civilization are not that familiar with wildlife, other than the medium through TV or cinema, where some sweet small animals discuss romance, talk about self-determination, and about loyalty like emotions over a cup of coffee which is very funny. These kinds of movies and media have led to influences on major public policy and the image of harming and killing the wild animals has come down a bit than before.
RELEVANCE IN HUMAN PSYCHOLOGY
There might be a secondary meaning to the understanding of the Bambi effect that can sometimes found in psychology, where this term may be used to refer to an understood tendency in humans to find animals attractive and cute that have characteristics somewhat similar to those of human babies. Hunting is said to give resource managers an important and efficient tool in managing the populations that might sometimes exceed the carrying capacity of their habitat and usually threaten the well-being of other species as well and in some cases damage human health and safety to a great extent. In some cases, hunting actually might increase the population of the predators by removing territorial bounds in which they live that would otherwise be established, resulting in excess migrations into any neighboring area, thus in turn artificially increasing the population.
Thus, hunting might have both positive as well as negative effects on the environment and ecological balance within the Food Chain and Food Web. Still somewhere or the other the controlled killing of these wild animals is essential in order to control their migration to urban areas and cause harm to the human settlements. A hunter’s job is to kill animals legally but sometimes or we can say most of the time there are cases when hunters after killing the animals feel regretted and often feel bad from within, and it is a natural human mentality to become emotional in such cases.
Whatever the job might be, but in the end, a hunter is also a human being, animals that are being killed without any fault of their own may make a hunter or anyone around, feel bad. No doubt the animals are a very precious part of nature and they look so adorable and so attractive that no one might want to kill them except the ones that took place many years ago in the era of Kings and Queens. Wildlife is the most diverse and interesting science of the ecosystem.