One of the most tragic reasons why animals have been abused or maimed so badly over the years is down to people’s ignorance. Another tragedy due to people’s lack of knowledge on the importance of sustaining the earth’s biodiversity has led to the drastic endangerment of hundreds of wildlife species, from the most minute to the largest known mammals. The lack of enlightenment and care by men and women is compounded further because many of them already received a reasonably good education at the very base level of high school. This would have meant that at some stage or another, they had studied flora and fauna.
Help is at hand
But there was a missing link during the time that past generations of high school students sat for their finals. Back then, most people were taught by rote. Many dedicated students, sure enough, were able to effectively memorize facts and events and pass their tests and exams with flying colors. But rarely did they absorb much, let alone learn anything. At college and senior university level, learning outcomes were better, if not challenging for most students who were not well-equipped for this level of higher learning.
In accordance with their choice of career, students were rewarded for their dedication and an enriching life which responded to their callings beckoned. It should not be surprising to learn that most veterinary surgeons and care givers are able to heal and nurse animals, domestic or wild, as well as we’ve seen them do. But there are not enough of these dedicated custodians to respond to the animal kingdom’s cry for help. Fortunately, help is at hand. And no-one needs to wait until college to educate themselves properly anymore.
Learning to care for the self will help save other lives too
This particular website reminds us of how the internet has changed the face of education for the better. It resonates with how well colleges and many other educational sectors have responded to the need to make their classrooms accessible to as many people, young or old, as possible. Learning about animal rights, animal welfare and basically how to take proper care of our pets at home is also sponsored with well-versed websites which often have authoritative and qualified teams of vets and animal rights activists writing for them.
Care of the environment, and the knowledge to empower us to do this, starts with caring for ourselves. Health-oriented sectors and organic living proponents have also responded well. By providing web-based content at the click of the (computer) mouse, doors are being opened to more young people who dream of one day becoming medical doctors, dietitians, beauty technicians or social workers.
It makes perfect sense for those who have been tasked with being earth’s custodians to learn to take better care of themselves. By doing that, they also inherit a better awareness of their natural surroundings and learn to love (and care) for all that lives in it.