HOW TO BE ONE OF THE GOOD GUYS

I’m sure no sane per­son would want to con­trib­ute to the ex­tinc­tion of any species, so here are sev­eral tips on be­com­ing a good guy:

Animal Scene - - ANIMAL APPEAL -

SAY NO TO HUNT­ING

Foxes were in­tro­duced into Aus­tralia’s wild back then be­cause of hunt­ing.

There is no need to hunt nowa­days. There are al­ter­na­tives to food and sports that are safer for both hu­mans and an­i­mals; there are also more eth­i­cal ways in which we can control an­i­mal pop­u­la­tions. If there is no more need for hunt­ing, then the most log­i­cal ac­tion we can do is to not sup­port it.

SAY NO TO BREED­ING

And, of course, say yes to adopt­ing.

Cats breed fast: Feral cats spread widely and quickly that they have be­come a ma­jor threat in the sur­vival of most smaller na­tive wildlife. Now that we have the op­tion to spay and neuter do­mes­tic an­i­mals, let’s not con­trib­ute to their over­pop­u­la­tion since there won’t al­ways be enough peo­ple to take care of them even­tu­ally.

SAY YES TO SUS­TAIN­ABLE LIV­ING

Ac­cord­ing to the Food and Agricultur­e Or­ga­ni­za­tion of the United Na­tions, live­stock is the largest user of land re­sources, rep­re­sent­ing al­most 80% of all agri­cul­tural land, in­clud­ing graz­ing land and crop­land to pro­duce feed, caus­ing habi­tat loss due to de­for­esta­tion.

Rais­ing live­stock for food is not sus­tain­able. Even if ev­ery­one says they will only eat a lit­tle meat ev­ery day, that still makes up bil­lions of peo­ple that mul­ti­ply each year. The de­mand will con­tinue, which means that we are go­ing to take more land meant for wildlife. Now that you know eat­ing an­i­mals is not sus­tain­able, it is prob­a­bly the right time to try a veg­gie burger or two!

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