The United Nations Genocide Convention defines genocide as "acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial or religious group". Sadly, this definition is only applicable of atrocities humans commit against other humans. In last 45 years, humans have killed 60% of earth's wildlife. What do you call it but a genocide?
The rate of human development is causing the highest form of destruction ever witnessed in history. Out of the 8 million animal and plant species on Earth, 1 million are threatened with extinction. These warnings are coming out of a report by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).
How will we ever pay for these sins and the ones we continue to commit against those innocent creatures?