GRE Reading Comprehension
A common defense of sport hunting is that it serves a vital wildlife-management function, without which countless animals would succumb to starvation and disease. This defense leads to the overly hasty conclusion that sport hunting produces a healthier population of animals.
Which of the following, if true, best supports the author's claim that sport hunting does not necessarily produce a healthier population of animals?
- A For many economically depressed families, hunting helps keep food on the table.
- B Wildlife species encroach on farm crops when other food supplies become scarce.
- C Overpopulation of a species causes both strong and weak animals to suffer.
- D Sport hunters tend to pursue the biggest and healthiest animals in a population.
- E Many people have strong moral objections to killing a creature for any reason other than self-defense.
Correct Answer: D