Compassionate conservation fails to conserve

An article by Peter Fleming concludes that ‘compassionate conservation’ (an approach focused on the ‘well-being of individual wild animals’) has the capacity to do harm to the cause of conservation in Australia and elsewhere.

Referring to the damage rabbits cause to natural ecosystems, and hence the suffering caused to other animals, Peter argues that individuals of one species (rabbits) must be killed to preserve the very existence of others.

For more information, read Peter’s article, ‘Compassionate conservation or misplaced compassion‘, available via the Invasive Species Council.

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