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. 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. 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. 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.
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 concept of wildlife conservation is to preserve the planet’s resources so as to have something left for the future generations to enjoy. 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.
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.