Protecting Animals and the Wildlife
Although there has been a steady increase in awareness on the conservation of our natural resources, there’s no denying that only a few are advocating for the protection and conservation of the earth’s animal species. You probably are pretty much aware about us doing stuff that destroy the environment, i.e. mining, deforestation, industry pollution, and the like; but what you’re not really paying that much attention to is the welfare of the animals and wildlife sharing the same environment and world with us.
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. It’s good to hear though that in recent years, there have been several non-profit organizations that have been gradually campaigning for animal protection, especially those focusing on saving endangered species from becoming extinct. Some of these organizations such as The Humane Society of the United States are taking an aggressive approach towards animal protection, and in doing so they are taking people responsible for animal abuse to court while at the same time lobbying in various governments and jurisdictions to help in fighting animal abuse.
The work of the HSUS is focused on on animal welfare, but some groups of similar nature 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 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. And while animal protection has this aggressive approach towards those who abuse and kill animals, wildlife conservation is more on raising awareness, more specifically on the importance of wildlife.
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.
In the end, the protection of animals and wildlife conservation are two concepts that might differ in some aspects, but still are undeniably linked to one goal: for humans to survive for more generations to come. It may be true that the earth is a dying planet, so the least we could do is at least contribute in slowing down that process as much as possible.