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 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. Do unto others what you want others to do unto you also applies to your brother-animals. A basic Hindu teaching declares that everything and everyone, even animals are parts of the One Supreme Being, and that all men and animals are brothers.
Simply by observing animals, we come to realize their affinity with us, humans. 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, 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.
Once found in large numbers, today, because of indiscriminate killings, there are much fewer lions, elephants, tigers and rhinos. 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.
Incredible but true. Since the very beginning, animals have worked hand in hand with men. Most of us are not aware that ants help us a lot in different ways. 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. Goats and cows give us milk and cheese. Many plant varieties owe much to birds for helping them to grow and propagate. Many pet dogs and cats have proven to be much loved friends. Many species of dogs aid in police work, guide dogs assist the blind, the sick and elderly.
In appreciation, many are now actively involved in various animal care and animal rights programs.
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