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.
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. 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. 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. 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.