Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Be kind to animals

Videos of animal cruelty are a dime a dozen these days.

So are videos of the aftermath of such cruelty.

Even if one takes out the inevitable maltreatment of animals that become food, that are used in entertainment and that are tested on, horrific acts against animals happen so frequently that it can become overwhelming when I think about it.

And then I see a video like I recently saw.

No need to go into it. It was from overseas. I suppose it doesn't even matter where the video was from. It could have easily been from here in the U.S.

I was disgusted.

There is no way the question "why" can be answered. I have no clue why people torture animals. Perhaps it's because they can. They have the power.

It's easy to feel powerless. Yet allowing so much cruelty to make us powerless does no good for anyone, certainly not the animals.

We can promote simple kindness to animals. We can speak out against cruelty towards animals.

We can teach our children to be kind to animals.

We can make animal cruelty so unacceptable that people begin to think twice about inflicting harm on an animal.

Kindness rules. Just as I write about being kind to other humans, we can take the lead on getting more and more people to think about animal cruelty.

The more noise we make against cruelty to animals, the more change happens.

The animals in those videos can't be saved. The once about to be video taped tomorrow can.

Thanks for reading!

1 comment:

  1. I was watching the (spanish) news yesterday on how there's a strong movement against circus animal cruelty going right now in Mexico. Even here at home in the U.S there are unfortunate situations where things happen and I can't do anything about it. I feel so horrible every time I see my one year-old niece wearing ugg boots that her grandma bought because they make her look like a "young woman". I've noticed that many people know the truth, yet try lying to themselves to believe otherwise.
    It's a shame, but there is always good out there, people like you two that live against the cruelty and do not feed into it. I do my best every day and am grateful for the support I have received in my vegetarian lifestyle.