Do you consider yourself an animal lover? Do you surround yourself with, or carry a deep appreciation and affection for animals. Whether it’s the family pets that provide companionship, the wildlife that fascinates us, or the farm animals we raise, animal lovers feel a special connection to the creatures that share our world. At Kb, we are lucky enough to have a team of women who have experience with all types of animals (both personally and professionally). Through this experience we have an elevated appreciation for their wellness and quality of life.
Most of us “animal lovers” have a pet where cuddles and love is exchanged daily (if not hourly). Like anyone you spend a lot of time around, you get to know them better than anyone else. Slight changes in behavior and/or energy level are typically easy to spot. Providing a healthy diet, regular exercise and daily supplements can help support a long lasting and joyful life. If the issues become chronic, consulting with your veterinarian is always a good idea!
For some, being an animal lover means more than just enjoying cute pictures of animals on social media of your furry family. For others, it means advocating for animal rights and welfare, supporting conservation efforts, and working to ensure that all animals are treated with respect and kindness. Animal care activists and professionals understand the profound impact that they have on our lives and how they display the incredible ability to lift our spirits and make us feel connected to the natural world around us. While Zoos and Aquariums can be controversial, they do offer us a rare encounter with the most endangered species on our planet. Times have changed, so most of these organizations rescue endangered exotic animals from illegal trades and only have breeding programs with the intent to be able to increase the natural population.
Educating ourselves about the diversity and resilience of animals can inspire us to live more sustainably and to consider the impact that our actions have on our physical and social environments. By supporting conservation efforts and making conscious choices about what we eat and how we live, we can help to protect the habitats and ecosystems that animals depend on.
Recognizing the value of all living beings, and working to create a world where animals are treated with the respect and care that they deserve, should not be something activists have to fight for. So whether it’s through volunteering at an animal shelter, donating to a conservation organization, taking the time to appreciate the animals that share our world, or simply sharing your love on social media and in conversation; there are many ways to express our affection for the creatures that bring so much joy to our lives.