Animals Are Entitled to their Rights
Wild animals don’t kill for pleasure, but there are men who do.
In the early days, men and friends lived harmoniously. When man began to travel to other places, their savage ways became even more pronounced. The lion and the lamb are friends no more but sworn enemies.
Any act by anyone that disregards the rights of others is patently bad, whatever his reasons may be. All the religions teach the same, and this injunction includes any possible harm done to animals, as well. 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. Because we are created by the same God, our Father, it is only right that we should love and respect animals, even though they are not human. Yet, in many ways, we do not do what we are supposed to do. We would not want to be forced to do anything against our will, or be tortured or killed without our express permission, but we subject animals to unspeakable terror and suffering in total disregard of their animal rights.
Animals should have legal rights also and equal protection under the law. Because of their continued initiatives, some laws relating to animal abuse, illegal hunting especially of endangered species, trapping, trafficking and others are already in force, but more of these are needed.
Much of the wildlife that populated the plains in past times are now gone, never to be seen, again. Fewer and fewer wild animals now roam freely. Because we are far more superior to other species, it is incumbent upon us, our God-given duty, to love and take care of all His creatures. Instead, we inflict all kinds of harm on animals in direct disregard of our avowed duty.
You are not aware and maybe, you cannot believe this but it is true. Since the beginning of time, animals have been a blessing and a helpmate to man. 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. An added bonus offering by bees is honey. Where can we get milk if not from goats and cows. Birds also do us a great service by helping to pollinate plants and disperse their seeds, decimate insect pest population and recycle nutrients. While dogs and cats entertain and amuse us. Other dogs serve as lifeguards, help hunters find their prey, shepherd sheep and cattle or otherwise help in farmwork.
In recognition of their valuable contributions, many civic group and concerned citizens have involved themselves in wildlife conservation, animal protection and animal rescue, animal rights and the prevention of cruelty to animals.
Come everyone and give your share to this worthy endeavour.
Source: animal protection