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. 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 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. 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 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.
And while the work of the HSUS is primarily into animal welfare, there also are those that are focused on wildlife conservation. Wildlife conservation covers a rather broad spectrum that includes the protection of not just endangered animals but also plant species and 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. If animal protection deals with the aggressive approach of fighting off people who make a living out of destroying and abusing animals, wildlife conservation on the other hand contributes by raising awareness on the importance of wildlife.
Although it is sad that not every government or country out there is willing enough to help in the promotion of wildlife conservation, perhaps the consolation is that some governments have already taken steps to create policies designed specifically for the protection of animals.
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.
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