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. Yes, it’s heartbreaking to hear news about deforestation and the flooding caused by it, sea and air pollution, and mining, but it is as equally painful to realize that destroying the earth also means killing all those animals and wildlife along the way.
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 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.
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. 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.
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 planet is dying and the process is already at a very alarming pace; but if we really want to save the future generations, we begin by protecting our animals.