Wild Animal & Bird Topics and Issues
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Wild creatures are essentially those who choose their environment, food and homes from what is available in their natural environmental niche. In an ideal wilderness, they can survive free of constraints and interference from mankind. Of course, nature is red in tooth and claw, resulting in natural suffering along with the idyll, but this is the order of nature.
Such places are now very few and far between, in our crowded world, more especially in the UK. With climate change rapidly becoming a reality, even the remaining wildernesses are no longer free from man’s touch.
With our effects on these creatures comes responsibility. Here, in the table below, are some articles that touch on those topics (click on the required link).
See also Law affecting handling of wildlife.
“What is man without the beasts?
If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit.
For whatever happens to the beasts, soon happens to man.
All things are connected.”
from Seathl's Testament.
“Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace.”
|Phocine Distemper (PDV of Seals)
|White-nose Syndrome in Bats
See also: Diseases
Wild Tigers more threatened than ever!
When I first heard that there are only 3,200 wild tigers left, I was shocked. This means that all the wild tigers left on earth could fit on just one soccer pitch. Added to this, they are falling to poachers at a rate that means they will become extinct within a very few years.
The TigerTime campaign team needs your help to save them.
The Chinese trade in tiger parts is one of the most serious threats to the wild tiger. The Chinese government says that it is committed to saving the wild tiger. However, it is continuing to allow the trade in tiger parts and skins from tigers bred in so called ‘tiger farms’. We think that the practice of ‘farming tigers’ is barbaric and should be stopped. Additionally, this trade is the perfect smokescreen for the continued poaching of wild tigers. So often in the past, it has been shown that nothing short of a total ban is effective.
Please sign the petition at www.bantigertrade.com and urge others to do likewise. China is a powerful country so many signatures are needed to make the Chinese government listen.
Go to: Wild Tigers page