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Understanding life in the wild

Wild animals must be treated in ways that do not necessarily apply to domestic animals’ according to a new review produced by the VAWM. “Life in the Wild” highlights the fundamental differences in the way in which wild and domestic animals live and the differing approaches to their management and welfare.

In the wild there are pressures on wild animals, such as disease and population control that do not apply to domestic animals. In an environment that is called ‘wild’, yet is almost exclusively man-managed, there is a responsibility on man to ensure a proper balance is kept.  “Life in the Wild” describes the detrimental consequences of ‘leaving things to nature’ and explains why certain actions that are unnecessary and possibly devastating to a domestic animal are essential and natural for wild animals.

Click here to read the Life in the Wild review (opens in a new window)