Have you noticed how badly it affects us when our pet gets injured or falls sick, similar to how it affects the parents when their child is unwell? Don’t we condemn the cruelty being inflicted upon dogs in some parts of the world where they are tortured in order to serve to customers as main course? Even the thought of such an incident makes us sick to the pit.
So why doesn’t the same feeling get evoked when other highly intelligent animals, fishes & birds are brutally butchered to death daily? Just because we are not used to having them as pets makes us indifferent to their suffering, is a flawed argument. There are so many people in this world who are proud parents of them and it is seen how gladly they enjoy human company and are known to show compassion and highly intelligent behaviours.
We are called humans for a reason, and after all the mountains we have moved as an intelligent race, if we still can’t exhibit a pinch of humanity towards those who are below us in the foodchain, then maybe we should reconsider our intelligence. Just to satisfy the taste buds, these innocent beings are slaughtered to death for a matter of few mouth watering moments. After that what? The living being which had the same right as we do to live & enjoy all the things this world had to offer, was reduced to no more than a few pieces of meat & bones to fulfill the so called “superior being’s” craving. We, unlike the wild carnivores animals, donot need to kill & eat as we could lead a very healthy & long life if stuck to a diet sans the meat or for that reason fish, chicken, or anything which has a beating heart and a mind of its own.
The unimaginable pain they are subjected to under the label of “delicacies”, “fashion”, “lab testing” and many more arenas need to stop right away. We are no longer the cave men we used to be, who knew nothing better than to kill an animal to fill his stomach. Having come a long way since, to keep doing the same thing we used to do is no longer an excuse.Its high time we put an end to this barbaric act and come to our senses, allowing these beings to walk free on this earth without the fear of being preyed upon by us. We shouldn’t view them as a mere source of food , fur or other luxury items to quench our greed, we gotta look above all of these and see them as another worthy living being and give them a chance to lead their lives which is rightfully theirs. Like nobody has the right to harm another human, similarly, nobody has given us the right to takeway any living beings life for our pleasure. Even they have emotions, family, & would want to raise their kids and enjoy motherhood, play with their siblings and lead a jolly good life. Lets not be inhuman and take away all of their magical moments.
The day everyone realises & acknowledges this, is the day we truly become worthy of being called humans! As they always say ~ live and let live!