Animal protection


  • Many animal species around the world have been subjected to severe over-fishing and hunting.
  • Governments are being encouraged to take part in movements to ban the hunting of certain animal species around the world.
  • Long, drift nets were used for mass-scale fishing in the open ocean but caused the death of numerous other animals including sea turtles, whales, seals and dolphins.
  • To stop this from happening, the many countries have now banned these nets from being dropped into the ocean. In order to discourage the poaching of endangered animals (generally for their body parts) there are now laws against trading them.
  • Endangered animals such as tigers, rhinos, seahorses and even coral are poached in order to sell in the medicine markets in the east.