This Actor Is Standing Up For Urban Wildlife And You Need To Hear His Message

There's enough room for all of us.

Bats, squirrels, raccoons and mice are commonly regarded as pests, as they are the animals that people living in urban areas are most likely to come in contact with. The most common response to finding one of these critters in a living space is to call an exterminator, set up traps or bait them with poison. 

It's understandable that people may not want wild animals in their house, but it completely overlooks the fact that these animals don't have anywhere else to be. These animals would prefer to live in wooded areas, but the pervasive habitat destruction that took place to make our cities makes it impossible. However, there are steps that urbanites can take that allow these animals to coexist safely and peacefully.

Academy Award-winning actor Christopher Walken has joined with The Humane Society of the United States in order to urge city dwellers to change their perspective on these animals. If we don't stop seeing them strictly as pests, we risk losing them forever.

Want to learn more? Visit HumaneSociety.org and learn how to become a champion for urban wildlife in your neighborhood.

(H/T: The Humane Society of the United States)