When human beings and wildlife clash, trapping and
killing is promoted as the best and most expedient way to ease community
concerns. Although such "band-aid" approaches allow public
officials to tell the public that something is being done, the effectiveness of
lethal programs is short lived at best.
And in acting hastily, a community can create even
more problems that have long-range ecological and economic repercussions. For
an example, read the true story of the Topognas Grasslands Protective Association to
see how the systematic killing of coyotes, the natural predator of rodents,
multiplied the number of pests destroying grasslands and grazing areas, with
devastating results for ranchers.
Additionally, fishing practices, pollution,
agricultural runoff and the rampant development of coastlines throughout the
world is taking a devasting toll on marine animals, compromising the ecological
health of the planet. Current human use of oceans is unsustainable and
without dramatic changes in the ways the waters are exploited and enjoyed, the
seas will die out.
Marine Ecosystems are at a tipping point, verging on
a collapse from which they won't recover.
Little Blue Society uses Positive
Action - a proactive approach, making it unique among other animal wellfare organizations. We examine the whole ecological picture, and
factor in the positive and negative connections between each possible action
before recommending solutions on land and in marine environments.