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?
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. 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.
The work of the HSUS is focused on on animal welfare, but some groups of similar nature 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. 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.
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.
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.