Respect the Rights of Our Friends and Helpers, the Animals
Animals kill for food, but some men kill just for the pleasure of it.
In early times, men and animals lived in harmony. But as civilization began moving farther outward, conflicts became inevitable and troubles began. The powerful pounced on the weak, peace now is nowhere to be found.
Any harm done to another is a bad thing and no excuse is acceptable. All the religions teach that God loves all His creatures and wants them to live in harmony. Hindus moreover are taught to respect all living creatures, to love and serve them in the same way that they want to be treated.
Just by looking at animals, we realize that we are not at all so different from them. Animals feel pain and joy, they can be happy, but they also cry when they hurt, they also love and care for their family and loves them just like we do ours. As fellow-creatures of the same God-Father, animals are our brothers and we men are morally bound to respect their animal rights. Yet, man does the exact opposite. For purposes of medical research, we experiment on innocent animals, causing them to undergo intolerable suffering and death, against their will and without their permission, for our own selfish reasons.
Animal rights advocates work toward the legislation and enforcement of laws that guarantee animal rights and protect them against all forms of abuse. There have been many successes as in the laws relating to animal abuse and in the illegal hunting especially of endangered species.
There used to hordes of large and small animals roaming the plains, but indiscriminate killings have reduced their numbers. Because of man’s ignorance and abuse, many animal species are now extinct. Here in our world, God has made us the masters, superior to all other beings, but we are supposed to love and care for all His creatures. Instead, we continue to do the very opposite thing.
There are many instances. Since the very beginning, animals have worked hand in hand with men. Billions upon billions of ants help recycle our soil, they ward off harmful pests and help increase our crop yields. The plants that provide food for us might not have survived if not for ants that helped to cultivate the soil they grow on. Bees also produce honey. Cattle provide us with milk and cheese products. Birds also contribute in plant pollination and seed dispersal, insect pest control and nutrient recycling. While dogs and cats entertain and amuse us. Many species of dogs aid in police work, guide dogs assist the blind, the sick and elderly.
In recognition of the great benefits we enjoy through our co-habitation with our brother-animals, there are now much work done by many groups in the fields of wildlife conservation, animal protection and animal rescue, animal rights and the prevention of cruelty to animals.
Everyone is enjoined to help.
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