Protecting Animals and the Wildlife
A huge chunk of the world’s attention is directed towards preserving the natural resources and quite sadly, there isn’t a lot who value or give the same importance to that of saving and protecting the animals and wildlife species. It’s so easy to think and be concerned about the seas and oceans getting polluted or the forests facing endless deforestation, but how about those who live in them like the animals other than dogs and cats we have gotten used to sharing our homes with?
Whether the talk is about domesticated animals or pets that we give extra effort to take care or animals that live and breed out there in the wild, the one thing that everyone must understand right now is that they’ve all become prone to some type of abuse. Fortunately, there has been a significant increase on the number of organizations, most of which are non-profit, that cater the need of protecting animals from getting wiped out of the face of the earth. Some of them like The Humane Society of the United States are aggressively taking those who abuse animals to court, while at the same time launching campaigns all around the world to lobby for executive and legislative programs addressing animal abuse.
And while the work of the HSUS is primarily into animal welfare, there also are those that are focused on wildlife conservation. Generally speaking, wildlife conservation covers the broad area of protecting endangered animals and plant species, as well as the environment they live in, or so we call it their habitat.
The concept of wildlife conservation is to preserve the planet’s resources so as to have something left for the future generations to enjoy. But the job of those who promote this aren’t just about combatting those who destroy the habitat of the animals and plants head on but also raising awareness on the importance of wildlife in general.
Though it’s sad to realize that not every government out there is active or even willing to promote wildlife conservation areas, the positive thing is that there still are some that have recently been very active in terms of creating policies that focus on the protection of animals in their respective jurisdictions.
Bottom line is even though there is a glaring difference in how we approach and look at animal protection and wildlife conservation, the fact remains that every measure or initiative put up out there is intended for the very same purpose, which is to ensure that humans in the future generations have something to use in order to survive. The earth is a dying planet and no one can argue with that; but it does not mean we just let it die without even doing something to at least slow it down.