Nearly half of all animals brought to shelters are euthanized because there is a lack of space and people willing to adopt.
hunting + poaching
The survival of different wild animals can come under serious threat due to increased hunting, poaching, corruption and illegal trafficking. The Department of Environmental Affairs has been debating whether the legalization of trade in endangered species would heighten or hinder hunting quotas.
Some scientists have asserted that a majority of all vertebrates, including fish, birds, amphibians, reptiles and mammals, have been wiped out as a direct result of human intervention. The destruction of animal habitats in many regions of the world has particularly had an array of negative impacts.
For the shocking number of animal cruelty cases that are reported each day, there are too many that go unreported.
animals in entertainment
As many as 550,000 animals are in captivity at wildlife entertainment venues worldwide.
As many as 27,000 animals are still subjected to cruel testing practices by at least 250 cosmetic brands according to recent research.
With the global population more than 7-billion, the variety of plants and animals levels have fallen, suggesting governments have failed to ensure biodiversity on their lands and in their waters.
Factory farming has become the largest industry to cause serious environmental harm and many people believe this industry puts profit over compassion.