Save animals or focus on human issues? Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
Animal extinction and its related detrimental effects have recently become a big concern for governments in many countries, worldwide. However, many people disagree and contend that investing in animal protection is a waste of money and resources. They think that the fund should be put into urgent social projects, such as providing housing for poor people, improving the education system and alleviating environmental problems. In this essay, I will discuss both sides of the debate and conclude with my point of view.
On one hand, animals themselves constitute an essential part of the food chain of all creatures that contributes to the main reason for getting government’s support. With an increasing number of endangered animal species today, it is often seen that the living environment of human beings is suffering badly from serious disasters, such as famine, drought, soil and water erosion and many other devastating problems lead by this trend. For example, in the northern part of Australia, there is a bird breed called the Cassowary, that like to eat seeds and they poops everywhere in the forest, and this is largely conducive to the tree’s replanting and growing. Moreover, if the fox as a predator of mice vanished, a surge number of mouse would plague the local community. Thus, as more and more animal creatures are on the brink of extinction, it will jeopardise biodiversity, and this would ultimately have huge ramifications for mankind.
On the other hand, opponents hold the view that government should concentrate their efforts on social issues, include hospitals, roads and schools, which determine the quality of life that most people have. They say if the government does not spend enough money on hospitals, the general health of the community may dramatically decline. Similarly, if not enough is spent on schools, children may not be properly educated and trained to meet the future needs of the country, which would have a long-term effect on the economy.
In conclusion, there would be clear catastrophic results in the ecosystem if animal species continue to be wiped out. Therefore, I contend that governments should not divert the attention in protecting animals, but they should also ensure that public services are adequately funded as the number one priority.