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. Yes, it’s heartbreaking to hear news about deforestation and the flooding caused by it, sea and air pollution, and mining, but it is as equally painful to realize that destroying the earth also means killing all those animals and wildlife along the way.
Whether the concerned group of animals are those domesticated ones like dogs, cats, birds, and others or those wildlife species living in forests, jungles, and the seas, the fact remains that they all are currently subjected and prone to some kind of abuse. But as of late, it’s really nice to hear that some organizations, although incrementally, are doing their part to help protect the animals, more specifically those ones that have their existence already threatened. 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.
The work of the HSUS is focused on on animal welfare, but some groups of similar nature are focused on wildlife conservation. The most accurate definition of wildlife conservation is the practice or campaign of protecting endangered animals and plant species, along with the protection and conservation of their habitat.
The idea is to ensure that everything the earth has right now will be preserved, or at least what’s left of it for the future generations to make use of it. 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.
The bottom line is that even if animal protection and wildlife conservation are taking two unique directions, they both will end up having to serve the same purpose, which is to allow humans to survive with a manageable and viable habitat for future generations. The planet is dying and the process is already at a very alarming pace; but if we really want to save the future generations, we begin by protecting our animals.