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Aiding animals in nature


Animals in the wild sometimes lose one or both parents. In such a situation, it’s often unlikely that they will survive. Most will starve to death. The small number of orphans who survive may undergo terrible hardships. Due to evolutionary reasons, most young animals die shortly after coming into existence. It’s very difficult for very young animals to survive. Most of the... Read more


Many animals die in natural disasters and fires. Often it would be possible to save many of them if humans chose to. Until recently, nonhuman animals have been disregarded in rescue plans for natural disasters, but this is now starting to change. As concern for animals grows in society, there is more social pressure for them to be cared for in these situations. As a result, there... Read more


There are many ways we can help animals living in the wild and save them from the harms that they face in nature. In the long term, the only way they will eventually get the help they need is by us raising awareness of the plight of wild animals and the discrimination they suffer. But there are helpful things that can be done for them in the short term, too. Some people may want... Read more


One of the main reasons animals die in the wild is lack of food and water. Moreover, during food shortages those who don’t starve to death suffer from malnourishment and hunger, as well as thirst.1 However, it would be perfectly feasible to help many of these animals.   Animals suffering from hunger Many people install wild animal feeders simply because they like... Read more


Animals often suffer accidents in the wild. For instance, they may become trapped and face painful, lingering deaths. In many cases, it can be relatively easy to rescue them. Deers and elks, for example, can get trapped in ice lakes. Unable to free themselves, they may suffer horrendously until they die due to hypothermia, shock, organ failure, exhaustion, drowning, starvation,... Read more


Diseases and injuries are another source of misery for nonhuman animals living in the wild. But, fortunately, this is one of the fields in which we currently know of significant ways to help them. Diseases in nature explains this in some detail. Many environmentalists hold the opinion that wild animals should not be helped because it is not “natural” or because we shouldn’t... Read more


There are a number of things we can do in a direct way to reduce the harms that animals undergo in the wild. There would be ways to give them even greater assistance if we had more knowledge and means. For this to be possible, the most important thing is for our societies to care about helping animals in the wild. It is possible that if societies never see helping wild animals... Read more

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