Picture credit: CITES Secretariat
” On 20 December 2013, at its 68th session, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) decided to proclaim March 3, the day of the adoption of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), as World Wildlife Day, to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild fauna and flora.” — Wikipedia
Today, above all else, there is reason for hope in the WAR against those who are in the business of wildlife trafficking.
Their name is POACHER and they kill animals for their body parts and are bringing the populations of wildlife all over the world, to their knees with their lust and greed.
It has taken the loss of countless wild animals lives and many tragic scenes to get to this point, but it is a beginning.
Awareness is the key in all of this.
Thanks to the United Nations and other Global Wildlife groups, this day is now a reality, let the changing begin.
The more that we talk, write, call, fight for and expose these evil doers, the more responses that come to stop them.
If people do not know all of the facts, they cannot make the necessary changes.
But, now I believe that the tide is beginning to turn against those who do evil to animals.
Right now, many animals are facing certain extinction, as a direct result of these relentless monsters, who have demonstrated that they will not stop until they are either killed, or put in jail.
But this in and of itself, is not enough, what needs to change are the minds and hearts of people all over the world.
As Humans we must come to terms with the fact that we are capable of a very dark side, that we are guilty of allowing ourselves, or others to continue to commit these horrific, heinous acts.
We cannot just turn or look away, when we see or know that these things are happening.
We must get involved, we must force a change to this Global bad behavior.
Stopping mass animal murders begins in childhood, with parents, teachers and spiritual leaders, instilling a love and respect for animals on a daily basis.
Because, if our children are allowed to grow up without being exposed to the value of showing kindness towards animals and their environment, all could be lost.
When we teach them to love all creatures and respect their surroundings, we set the tone for a lifetime of good will.
It is up to each of us to be the guardians of our children’s well-rounded and complete education, which should of course, include the animals in the world around them.
What will you teach your child today about how we should all treat animals?
A good start would be to explain what World Wildlife Day means and why it was necessary to create it in the first place.
Here are several wonderful, hopeful and informative websites to celebrate this day:
World Wildlife Day at Facebook
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Bless your great big heart for doing this!
My pleasure! I was doing a post of my own and had the same image. Before I had finished it I saw yours. Your article was so good I thought it might be nice to share your heartfelt words instead. Hugs, Amelia
Thank you for those links and well said.
Thank you for coming here to read this and your very kind words~
You would think we humans would naturally want to maintain a balance of nature, but instead we need to try and rouse awareness by making a special day out of it. I have never understood why “man” is the only thing on Earth that does not fit into Nature; one way or another we are trying to destroy it?
But those of us who love the world and its wild things, will never stop trying to make things right.
No matter how little others care, in the end, we will prevail, I have faith in us.
Everyday should be a wildlife day. MM 🍀
We are in complete agreement MM!
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Thank you so much for sharing and caring~
Love your thoughts on your Blog!
Wonderful article! Bless you!!! xxoo, Amy
What a beautiful thing to say. Thank you for caring about them all~
Let’s save the gift of the wild animals. They belong to Mother Earth. Hugs, Barbara
Thank you so much!