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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.

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. 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 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.

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 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.

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.

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