They won’t be killed if the markets where they are traded are dried up. A lot of animals are also sacrificed each year for the sole purpose of religious sentiments. Another area where animal rights are next to negligible are the animal slaughters. There are punishments for organised crimes, murders etc all over the globe, but the right to a free life for any animal is also necessary and can’t be jumped upon. I have left the slaughterhouses to the end part of the introductory information because this is the most important part of animal welfare.
Animals have feelings and lives too. “Like people, animals want to live, they also love and feel pain. Animals shouldn’t have to die just because some humans consider hunting to be fun.” (¨There Are Still People¨) Why would we take away a life just to use it as an award, especially since it’s against the law? It illegal to import animal hunting trophies. “Many animals imported as trophies are members of species protected under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), such as leopards and African elephants, the importation of endangered and threatened species is only for scientific research, enhancement of propagation, or survival of the species.
Sure our ancestors tamed lots of smaller animals along the way but we 're only focusing on the bigger ones, you know animals with serious teeth or hooves animals that we 're a bit trickier to domesticate. Of those beastly 14 animals only the Magnificent Seven the cat, goat, sheep, horse, pig, dog and cow had the right stuff to make it to farms and homes all over the world. So what made those original 14 animals so special. It turns out that successfully domesticated animals share particular behaviors in diet, growth rate, breeding habits, anxiety levels, social hierarchy, size,
Examples of this type of creature would be different breeds of dogs, cats, small rodents such as guinea pigs, and some types of farm animals. Exotic animals, on the other hand, have not lived around human beings since their birth or been bred for generations to have these tendencies, and can become quite the opposite. Some types of exotic animals can be aggressive, even fatal, due to their surroundings and natural habitat in the wild. In essence, this is the difference between common household pets and wild animals: domestication. Examples of exotic animals can be anything from armadillos and raccoons to tigers and Gorillas.
A managed metapopualtion approach defined as “a set of discrete populations of the same species, in the same general geographical area, that may exchange individuals through migration, dispersal, or human-mediated movement”, has been put forward to adress and reduce the undesirable effects of isolated sub-populations. There are estimated 144 wild dog in 19 packs in the Kruger National Park (Lindsey and Davies-Mostert 2009) . This fluctuating population is considered to be the only viable wild population of wild dogs in South Africa (Mills, et al. 1998). There are an additional three known populations in South Africa: The unmanaged wild dog population outside of protected areas, occur mostly on privately owned properties (i.e.
The various perspectives, discussions, position & conclusions on wildlife conservation are depicted in the following available literature: P.S.Jaswal & Nishtha Jaswal in their book “Environmental Law” gave a brief information about the wildlife protection and the law. They stated that conservation of living natural resources- plants, animals & micro-organisms & the non-living elements of the environment on which they depend is crucial for development. Now a day’s a number of animal species are getting extinct. So, in order to conserve and maintain them it is very essential to provide an appropriate environment and support system. The conservation of wildlife is of immense importance to the mankind & people should understand why to conserve wildlife and the different ways in which the wildlife is beneficial to mankind.
Chapter-II LEGAL AND POLICY FRAMEWORK RELATED TO PROTECTION OF WILD ANIMALS 2.1 INTRODUCTION In India the history of conservation and protection of flora and fauna are as old as its civilization. In Indian mythology the animals are worshipped as incarnations of different Gods and Goddess and any act of harm to the animals is considered an ethical offence (Sin). The great Emperor Ashoka has declared that, “Twenty six years after my coronation, I declared that the following animals were not to be killed i.e. Parrots, Mynas, Aruna, Ruddy Geese, Nandimukha, Cranes, Bats, Queen Ants, Terrapins, boneless fish, rhinoceros and all quadrupeds which are not useful or edible”. 2.2 LAWS DURING BRITISH PERIOD But the laws related to wild life protections were codified only during the British Period.
CHAPTER:2 MEANING AND DEFINITION OF WILDLIFE, NEED FOR WILDLIFE CONSERVATION, PURPOSES OF SANCTUARIES AND NATIONAL PARKS 2.1 Meaning of Wildlife Most of us think that the term wildlife includes only wild, terrestrial or a aquatic animals living in forests or water such as lions, tigers, leopards, beers, rhinoceros, elephants, deers, etc. but in fact it includes all the living organisms i.e. plants, animals and micro-organisms living in their natural habitat in wild state other than the cultivated plants and domesticated animals. In order to conserve wild life and maintain them, it is essential to provide them favorable atmosphere and helpful ecosystem. As defined in Section 2(37) of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, “Wildlife includes any animals, aquatic or land vegetation which forms part of any habitat.” The Act also provides the definition of “wild animal” as those animals which are found wild in nature and includes any animal specified in Schedule I to V of the Act, wherever found.
These committees must have at least four members, with one having a commitment to animal welfare (the Category C member) and another who “should be viewed by the wider community as bringing a completely independent view to the AEC”, normally a layperson (the Category D member). Under the Code, animal lives have no intrinsic value. As long as their suffering can be minimized “where possible”, they can be used and then disposed of in scientific projects of “merit”. The Code uses a lot of words, such as “necessary”, “essential” and “justified”, but is short on criteria for how these critical terms should be
Habitat destruction or excessive harvesting of particular specie may prove to be a threat to biodiversity conservation. As nature’s presence is linked with the presence of life and thus nature conservation becomes very important to check extinction of species. Thus to keep this beautiful relationship of nature and living organisms it requires a check on the activities which harm nature and poses a challenge. In this paper we will discuss the causes behind biodiversity loss, taking a stand in conservation strategies and concluding with some examples to support. BIODIVERSITY Life on Earth is very ancient.