Miss Earth and the Earth Organization partner up to defend animals
Ninety two Miss Earth finalists were briefed in the Philippines about the danger to animals in war zones. The finalists were representatives from countries all over the world. Catherine Constaninides, National Director Miss Earth South Africa, championed the Earth Organization cause in a special briefing to all the finalists.
The Wildlife in War Zones Resolution, was created by the Earth Organization and a firm of International attorneys, in an effort to get the United Nations to pass into law the care and protection of animals in war situations. With the continued decline in biodiversity due to species extinction, this action has become imperative to the future of a number of species.
Zoos and animal and marine sanctuaries have become a final refuge for a number of endangered and critically endangered species. In war situations this fact is often over looked with devastating results. But no more! Enclosed wildlife now have powerful allies in the lovely Miss Earth finalists.
The help and support of the finalists was enlisted and they were briefed on the situation, in order to get the proposed resolution passed into law. This goal will be achieved by the finalists returning to their own countries and getting their governments to support the bill and thus gain member country support.
The finalists were all given a manual which gives them the steps that need to be carried out to gain member country support and thus gain full acceptance by the UN and have the resolution passed into international law.
The bill covers a number of regulations to be followed with regards to the care of animals by the invading country and goes as far as making the wilful destruction of enclosed animals or habitat a war crime!
It is the Earth Organization’s view that when animals are captured by man or brought to the point of extinction, then it is a moral and ethical responsibility to ensure the safety of the animals that remain. This view is held by many groups and individuals and will now gain an avenue of expression that will have a lasting effect on the conservation landscape.