Amur Leopard is critically endangered because it’s hunted illegally for its beautiful fur. Their population is estimated to be about sixty individuals, they live about ten to fifteen years in the wild and twenty in captivity. People are trying to save the animal from extinction by monitoring populations, protecting their habitats, and trying to stop poaching and trade. Javan rhinos are critically endangered because of genetic diversity, natural disasters, invasive spaces, and diseases. They are only found in one protected area and there are about sixty of them left.
Throughout the past several decades, the black footed ferret (mustela nigripes) remains at the near top of the endangered species list. These small mammals are one of the most endangered species in North America. The black footed ferret has little visibility compared to other endangered species. With a population of only 370, the black footed ferret’s chances of survival appear slim. Total elimination of the black footed ferret would negatively impact other species in its ecosystem.
In Africa, a village of the name Sankuyo earned $600,000 from the 120 animals that were allowed to be victims of trophy hunting(Onishi). Without trophy hunting, there will not be as much money owned by these African villages and the villages will slowly decline to poverty. To add to this argument, lions have been seen entering the villages, where the ban has been placed, to find food because they would normally eat the elephant carcusses left by trophy hunters. The people of these villages are claiming to be poisoning those animals who trespass in order to save their own crops. Are humans really that much more important than these innocent animals?
Poaching can be considered as illegal selling and trading of animals by killing them for only one part such as an ivory tusk, pelt, or bones or selling them as a whole for a huge sum of money. The vast majority of poaching is due to organized crime to kill and track many animals all at one time without being detected. At these current poaching rates, elephants, rhinos, and other iconic African wildlife will be gone within our lifetime before we know it. Many of Africa’s wild animals have suffered from a massive population decline due to poaching over the past three decades. I personally believe that the animals should be able to
Despite the fact that we are the most common species of gorilla in the world , we are currently classified as critically endangered in the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Red List. A very sad fact and the news about what happened to Harambe is certainly not helping. I’m sorry. I forgot to introduce myself. How rude of me.
They never feared of loosing their homes but now so many of them already lost their homes due to deforestation. Habitat destruction is a huge problem and if we don 't put a stop to it now we will kill off some of the greatest species. An example of a species that is endangered from deforestation is the tiger and mountain gorilla. No one would have ever though that these two would be endangered of extinction but now it is huge problem. The list of endangered animals in the Amazon forest goes on and on.
Since the majority of animals used in biomedical research are killed during or after the experiments, and since many suffer during the studies, the lives and wellbeing of animals are routinely sacrificed for poor research that won’t even help find a treatment for humans. Paul Furlong, Professor of Clinical Neuroimaging at Aston University (UK), declares,"It 's very hard to create an animal model that even equates closely to what we 're trying to achieve in the human." Thomas Hartung, Professor of evidence-based toxicology at Johns Hopkins University, also joined in on the argument asking for alternatives to animal testing because "we are not 70 kg
In the United States alone, more than one million animals die every year from chemical, drug, or cosmetic testing. Is our vanity really worth the inhumane suffering of millions of animals around world? Just like my photo of monkeys being restrained and forced to participate in unjust testing? Animal testing in cosmetics should be discontinued because animals ' lives are being wasted, animals will not always have the same reactions as humans, and there are so many other alternatives that are more beneficial than testing on animals. However, there is an abundance of animal testing happening today that only leads to the high demand of animal lives.
The new york times article says that, “A new report by the Democratic staff of the House Natural Resources Committee… concludes that trophy hunting may be contributing to the extinction of certain animals.” Also the Newsela article states that, “Henschel published a research report… that said lions no longer exist in 99 percent of their West African range. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) added West African lions to its list of critically endangered animals.” This evidence shows that endangered species, such as lions, are going extinct and trophy hunting is adding to this. African countries need to be put to a stop to it before the lions are
It would make us soon realize how bad it would be to see animals that are needed, disappear but that will never happen! To continue, “ It will reproduce endangered or even extinct species.” The author is trying to say that, the more species that become extinct, or placed on the endangered list, would really have an effect on the whole world. There will most likely be at least one endangered animal for each continent, most likely by the end of this year, or next year. So, once we are able to clone the animals, certain