Life is life, whether in a cat, or a dog, or a man!
Although I can acknowledge that there are many things in this world that I do not understand and do not necessarily approve of, there is one cause for which I will not stand back.
Cruelty towards animals is a disgusting and heinous crime. In my opinion, people who are cruel towards animals deserve to be treated in the exact same way. As Ingrid Newkirk said, "When it comes to having a central nervous system, and the ability to feel pain, hunger, and thirst; a rat is a pig is a dog is a boy." Cruelty towards animals, in my eyes, is a worldwide epidemic. It is a blanant display of the barbarity and crudity of western society and the sick perception so often held by its inhabitants that animals are without rights.
Animals cannot speak for themselves, and they (especially our pets) depend on us for love, care, and safety. What really makes me question humanity is how a person can feel no compassion for an animal that they have hurt, but can still claim to love a fellow human being - what is the difference, both are living things!! One could just as easilly argue that how one treats animals is a good indicator of how he/she treats fellow human beings.
As well as sport and domestic abuse of animals, animal testing is just as unjust. George Bernard Shaw said the following of vivisection, "Vivisection is a social evil because if it advances human knowledge, it does so at the expense of human character."
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