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 lion and the lamb lie together no more.
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.
Just by looking at animals, we realize that we are not at all so different from them. They feel, display joy and anger, laugh and cry when they are hurt, express their love or hatred, in fact, all the human qualities. 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. In scientific researches, innocent animals are subjected to all forms of torture usually resulting to their death for the benefit of man.
Animal rights advocates work toward the legislation and enforcement of laws that guarantee animal rights and protect them against all forms of abuse. 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. 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. But instead, we disobey and abuse animals and kill them for no reason.
Incredible but true. Since the beginning of time, animals have been a blessing and a helpmate to man. Many billions of ants aid in decomposition, cultivate the soil and kill harmful pests and help in increasing crop yields. Bats, bees and other insects pollinate plants and scatter them all over many places, the plants in turn provide us the food we eat. Honey is also produced by bees. Goats and cows give us milk and cheese. 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. Many species of dogs aid in police work, guide dogs assist the blind, the sick and elderly.
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.
But much more are needed.
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