This website is about all animals. We consider the welfare of a lizard hiding in the shadow of the woods as important as the welfare of a celebrity pet. That is not to say that we don’t care about celebrity pets. We do.
But we do not extend more compassion to animals that suck up to humans than those that do not. Pets, farm animals, and wildlife all deserve our compassion and good stewardship. However, when the needs of pets encroach on the needs of wildlife, we will take the part of wildlife because they were put here first.
We recognize that human overpopulation has played the largest part in animal misery. There are very few places left on the planet where the presence of the human race is not felt. Human beings have been exploring and leaving their mark on nearly every corner of the planet. Our ever increasing population has resulted in lost habitat for wildlife and excessive breeding of domesticated animals.
For instance, cows raised for beef contribute huge amounts of methane to the atmosphere. While we will act to protect cows from abusive behavior, we believe it would be better for humans to give up hamburgers and return cows to the wild over a few generations. Cattle would then regulate its own population rather than being bred to excessive numbers.
Many people fail to draw connections between climate change and the death of animals. It’s easy to get caught up in the suffering of a single animal, like a dog who is tied in the woods and left to die, but we are looking at the loss of dozens of whole species due to climate change. These species die out quietly and without any media attention. They are dying because their breeding habitat has been compromised by a warmer climate or because they are no longer able to camouflage themselves against a snowless backdrop or because the temperature of their habitat is rising, making their world uninhabitable. Polar bears get the most attention, but dozens of species are affected, from frogs and lizards to hares and reindeer.
This website attempts to show how our everyday actions, such as driving gas guzzlers, failing to insulate our houses, and buying processed food. impact climate change which, in its turn, destroys animals.
As humans, we have been awarded with a unique ability to understand the consequences of our actions and doings. We are capable of learning more about the effects our actions have on our surroundings and how changing those actions will bring about a better future. By studying how human activities have adversely impacted wildlife on earth, we can come together and take constructive steps to reverse these past damages and work towards preventing further damage in the future.