The Importance Of Animal Welfare

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Animal welfare is a cause I have been passionate about and involved in for years. Animals are intelligent, sentient creatures that play crucial roles in the natural balance of the environment, but are frequently at risk of abuse, mistreatment, death, and even extinction due to human activity. Non-governmental organizations founded around the cause of animal welfare hope to counteract this damage through community services, environmental restoration projects, and legislative action. The first actions and organizations made to further animal welfare date back as far as the 1800s, but the modern movement truly took off in the mid to late 1900s. Despite the strides activists and NGOs have made in improving animal welfare and bringing legitimacy to the moment, there still seems to be a lack of recognition, as animal welfare is rarely considered a pressing global issue. Many animal welfare organizations and activists have also received poor reputations due to incidences of extremist protests and demonstrations.
I believe it is important to support animal welfare causes because we are responsible for much of the damage and harm these creatures face. I have involved myself in animal welfare causes because I want to be a voice for the voiceless, while also further legitimizing the movement and bringing it to the forefront of the discussion on global issues. I also believe it is crucial that we extend our efforts to improving the welfare of animals in the agriculture and

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