Extinction of thousands of other species as
humans ravage the world.
Biocides that are sprayed to kill everything
Blindness that what you are doing as one person
among thousands may contribute to killing off wildlife.
Predators preferred. Fascinations with predators
like sharks and crocodiles that prey on smaller species - already
at greater risk because we humans are their worst predators.
Destroying areas for wild-life - kindly leaving
remnant reserves but with no corridors to travel along when food
is short or to continue gene diversity in breeding - so that
genetic disorders increase.
Zoos which are still inhumane or should one say
unzooic, since it is the humans who are not being humane.
Fishing and hunting methods which destroy
breeding, future food stocks and unwanted species discarded.
Cod and herring once filled the seas so full there could seem to
be more fish than water.
Introducing new species to a country without care
about what could happen. For example, despite warnings, rabbits,
foxes, European carp and canetoads were brought to Australia, and
possums to New Zealand.
Jobs of value waiting. More jobs in rural and
city pest eradication and prevention - or finding good uses for
pests - especially before the invaders get out of control.
Wanting to own ferocious pets is a symptom of
things that are going wrong in society or wrong with the owners,
who have unmet needs or fears.
No Sorry Day yet for prisoned pets. Lack of
imagination in thinking what it must be like to be your pet kept
in the conditions you keep it. Lonely dogs bark all day, when they
have a dog's life. A bird in a cage. A bird in a cage alone.
Retirees, pensioners or others who cannot keep a dog themselves
could like to take your dog for walks and be friends with it. Can
two dogs be kept to be company for each other?
People in institutions can enjoy the company of
pets, even if others cared for them.
Wanting to own pets with very expensive
Bad owners allowed to have pets they have not
learnt to control or care for properly.
Terror. Children and old people terrified of
Getting pleasure from the terror of other
Exotic pets sought, with high prices paid,
resulting in loss of species in the wild and a cruel trade.
Giving pets as presents without making sure and
following-up that they will be cared for as well as wanted.
Breeding types of dogs which have disabilities
and health-risking features in order to be distinctive - eg.
jaws or bone structure that cause health problems.
Keeping predators - dogs and cats in areas where
there is wildlife on which they prey - such as lyrebirds and other
ground-nesting birds, and small mammals like bandicoots, bilbies
and potoroos. Go and live somewhere else with your predators.