“The greatness of a nation and it’s moral progress can be judged by the way it’s animals are treated.”
~ Mahatma Gandhi
I personally can’t imagine a world without animals. They not only have every right to coexist with us, but also they should be treated with all love, compassion and care. Without animals we may slip into a gulf of loneliness and our very existence may even be threatened. That’s why our value system and standards of belief and virtue must include how we live with animals as well as how we treat animals.
Animals can be some of our bestest friends. They’re undoubtedly loyal to us. They unconditionally love us and serve us. Moreover, they can also defend and die for us.
Hence, they have been used as a metaphors and examples to teach us positive values, behavior and aspirations. Furthermore they show us many positive ways to live and love our life.
For instance let’s bring our first and foremost “impawtant” friend, dogs. So dogs always welcome us with open heart and with more excitement than many humans. They also show more love and affection than many of our pals ( including our friends, relatives and even family members).
Whenever we go through a setback our dogs hold our back. They never laugh at us or look down on us. They can share our pain a sorrow (just like Jack and Rose, you jump I jump). They may also do all sort of funny tricks and even make a fool of themselves just to console us and to make us laugh. They have the capacity to take us out of some miserable situations.
Anway coming to the point, animals never plan to hurt or destroy us also they don’t even invent and deploy weapons of mass destruction to have a war with us.
We can’t pose nobility and dignity if we do not extend it to the animal kingdom. Neither we can claim to have love in our heart if we have no love for animals. If we don’t realize that animals can also suffer the same amount of pain and sorrow like us then we can never be truly in touch with our soul.
Therefore we must be sensitive and empathetic with our beloved animals also. Instead of being neutral we should defend animals when they’re being badly treated. When they’re abused, we should never stand by and do nothing about it, this showcase no humanity.
Perhaps the golden rule should also apply here, “Don’t do to others what you don’t want others do to you “.
Here I would like to write one quotation from Immanuel Kant;
“He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals”.
For all the virtues and strength that we have, we make ourselves less of a human when we abuse animals. We lower ourselves to one of the lowest denominators when we perform all sort of barbaric and wicked acts on them.
When we save animals, protect them and learn to live with them with all love and affection then we’re not just keeping our humanity alive but also we demonstrate an act of compassion, kindness and inspiration to our younger ones and younger’s younger ones. Thus we can also have behind a wonderful legacy of working towards a better world and making world a better place to live for every single creature.
Thank you for reading:)
I hope you’ll not think twice before implementing this in your life.