Animal welfare and protection is, frankly, everyone’s problem, and if you are not particularly passionate about animals, both domesticated and wild, then you should at least be respectful of those who are.
Conversely, if you feel you should be doing much more to help animals in need, both across the US and internationally, then you have clicked on the right article.
Continue reading to discover the top four ways to protect the welfare of animals.
- Cultivate a Wildlife-Friendly Backyard
Sometimes, it is not just about protecting an entire species from being completely wiped out and just as much about encouraging wildlife to interact and thrive and the best way for you to do this is to cultivate a wildlife-friendly backyard.
There are plenty of ways to encourage animals, birds and insects into your backyard and make it a safe space for both humans and animals to enjoy the garden. Rock gardens created by larger pieces of stone and other rubble create a hideout for frogs and toads, collect vines, pruned trees, and shrub cuttings to create a brush pile and make your own bird baths from old plant pots and saucers.
- Sponsor a Wild Animal
A simple, yet incredibly effective way of actively helping to protect wild animals in foreign climes is to either sponsor a wild animal through a reputable charity or else donate to a charity dedicated to their preservation.
As of the end of 2021, the eight most endangered animals around the world, in no order, are as follows:
- Mountain Gorillas
- Black Rhinos
- Sumatran Orangutans
- Hawksbill Turtles
- Amur Leopards
- Yangtze Finless Porpoise
- African Forest Elephants
- Look Into Vegetarianism
Veganism and vegetarianism are two of the best choices you could make if you genuinely want to make a difference in the lives of animals and stop as many animals as possible from being killed just to line the plates of humans.
To start your journey into discovering the wonderful world of veganism, take a look at Lone Tree restaurants to discover a fascinating culinary sensory experience containing no meat, or meat by-products, whatsoever.
- Be Conscious of What You Buy
Finally, it would probably shock you if you realized just how much animal by-product goes into certain household items you use regularly and how natural habitats are being obliterated by human industry.
From now on, if you want to play your part in making sure animals are finally given the respect and love they all deserve, no matter the size or species, then you should pay attention to what you buy every single day.
Stay away from any illegal products which contain ivory or furs from endangered animals to discourage such trade and avoid any product that contains even the slightest hint of palm oil. Furthermore, you should only use toiletries which do not contain lecithin and find a vegan alternative to fabric conditioner, as cheaper brands always contain animal fats. You can make a difference.