World Animal Protection, together with other animal welfare organisations held a global walk from National Museum of Kenya to Kenya Wildlife Services Headquarters on 13th April 2019.
This was in bid to support the campaigns against trade of wildlife , particularly the endangered species.
Many organisations were in attendance, colleges and univeristies that offer courses related to tourism, and many other animal ambassadors, who also happen to be animal lovers.
Poaching on the rise
Poaching of wild animals has been on the rise , not only in Kenya, but the entire Africa. Animals are poached for their skins, tusks and ivory.
As this goes on, our wildlife population continues to decrease and this has become a major threat to our economy and heritage.
Tourism is one of the major generators of revenue for our country. When tourists visit the country to see our wildlife, the country earns a lot from it. this surely explains why we should conserve and protect our animals.
Besides, animals are sentient beings
Other than wildlife being a main tourist of attraction, they are sentient beings who deserve maximum care and protection. just like humans, they deserve to be treated well.
During poaching, the poachers forcefully reap off their tasks, skins and other parts of the body and this causes them pain and injuries, which could lead to death.
Call an end to poaching
Everyone should practice responsibility by taking care of the animals. We should also ensure that we report those who are involved in poaching, to the relevant authorities, so that proper action can be taken against them.
Other than that, lets ensure that we give the animals the life that we would also want to live.