Respect the Rights of Our Friends and Helpers, the Animals
Wild animals don’t kill for pleasure, but there are men who do.
In ages past, men and beasts intermingled freely. 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 harm by anyone done to another is a transgression against God’s divine law, whatever the circumstances bearing on the matter. All the religions teach the same, and this injunction includes any possible harm done to animals, as well. Hindus especially are taught to reverence all life, all forms being part and parcel of the One God of all.
Simply by observing animals, we come to realize their affinity with us, humans. Animals are just like any human – they can be happy and sad, peaceful and friendly, or mad, jealous, angry and vengeful. 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. 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. Through the work that they do, much has been achieved in many ways – regarding the abuse of animals, illegal hunting of endangered species, preservation and rescue of animals.
There used to hordes of large and small animals roaming the plains, but indiscriminate killings have reduced their numbers. Man’s continued abuse has decimated our wild animal population, this to our great loss. 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 early times, animals and men have been helping one another. Most of us are not aware that ants help us a lot in different ways. Bats, bees and other insects pollinate plants and scatter them all over many places, the plants in turn provide us the food we eat. An added bonus offering by bees is honey. Goats and cows give us milk and cheese. Birds also contribute in plant pollination and seed dispersal, insect pest control and nutrient recycling. Dogs and cats serve as our pets and friends. Police dogs help in crime prevention and search operations, guide dogs serve as the eyes to the blind, the sick and elderly.
In appreciation, many are now actively involved in various animal care and animal rights programs.
Everyone is welcome to participate and help.
Source: animal protection