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. 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.
Animals of different classifications, whether domesticated or wild, are currently in a state of constant threat and abuse from humans, and it seems like no one is really that interested in curbing this trend. 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. There are those like The Humane Society of the United States that are taking a rather aggressive stance against people and groups abusing animals by filing cases against them; the same group is also responsible for several lobbying initiatives for governments to act on stopping and preventing animal abuse.
While the work of the HSUS is a non-profit group bent on promoting animal welfare, some groups with the same noble intention focus on a different aspect of animal protection, which in this case is 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. 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.
Even if only a few governments and nations are taking bold steps in promoting different wildlife conservation areas, it still is good news to hear that there are those that make it a point to create policies intended to protect the animals out there in the wild.
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 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.