Monday, June 11, 2007

African Animals have to earn their keep

The future of wild animals in Africa is under threat. There is a tendency to expect animals to earn their keep. This may lead to only animals who are eaten, killed for sport or attract tourists will have space to roam.

These animals are often kept under poor conditions with little or no space to move.

It may be up to the tourists, bringing foreign money into Africa, to insist that they want to see wildlife roaming free. They need to show their disgust at animals being reared in captivity for the sole purpose of being shot for sport.
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1 comment:

Pixel-Pixie said...

I completely agree. Anyway, animals are more valuable alive than dead; you can only shoot an animal once, but it can be seen thousands of times by thousands of tourists, visiting the country for years and years....so it makes neither economical nor ethical sense to hunt wildlife.

Plus the fact that animals are vital to the health of the environment in general - this is what they mean by the importance of biodiversity - all life, whether plant or animal, plays an important role in nature and helps keep the planet healthy and productive for everyone. If we kill off the wildlife, we will be the ones to suffer.