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Animals Are Entitled to their Rights

Animals kill for food, but some men kill just for the pleasure of it.

In ages past, men and beasts intermingled freely. But as civilization began moving farther outward, conflicts became inevitable and troubles began. The lion and the lamb lie together no more.

Any harm done to another is a bad thing and no excuse is acceptable. All the religions teach that God loves all His creatures and wants them to live in harmony. 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. But we don’t follow God’s commands. 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. In this world, God has created us superior to our fellow-brother-creatures but at the same time, He has tasked us to care for them and protect them. 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 early times, animals and men have been helping one another. Billions upon billions of ants help recycle our soil, they ward off harmful pests and help increase our 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. Bees also produce honey. 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 appreciation, many are now actively involved in various animal care and animal rights programs.

But we need more.

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