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Protecting Animals and the Wildlife

Even though it is a relief to hear that more and more people are realizing the importance and value of conserving the world’s natural resources, it still is sad to hear that only a handful are dead serious and committed on protecting the animals and wildlife of this very same world we live in. 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 talk is about domesticated animals or pets that we give extra effort to take care or animals that live and breed out there in the wild, the one thing that everyone must understand right now is that they’ve all become prone to some type 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 them like The Humane Society of the United States are aggressively taking those who abuse animals to court, while at the same time launching campaigns all around the world to lobby for executive and legislative programs addressing animal abuse.

And while the work of the HSUS is primarily into animal welfare, there also are those that 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. 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.

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.