In this beautiful world, animals deserve as much respect as people. They have as much right to live as we human beings. It is our world, but it is also their world. So this planet belongs to all the creatures that live on it. However, many are against this notion, as they believe that animals do not have feelings or souls.
Are we going to have all the rights, just because we are at the top of the food chain? Does that give humans the right to remove animal privileges? Did we not learn our lesson through countless wars?
It seems not! Many people still don’t understand it, like a child who never learns. Animals have rights. And surely they deserve respect, so that they can live their lives free from suffering, abuse and mistreatment. A life is a life, and it must be valued. Animals cannot speak for themselves and that is why we have to be their voice and take care of them.
So protecting them is something you and I should be proud of. As individuals, it is our responsibility. All creatures have the right to be free from persecution, cruelty, captivity, exploitation and abuse by people. When we respect the welfare of animals, we restore the balance in natural preservation.
animals deserve respect
“Each and every animal on earth has as much right to be here and have respect and love, as you and me.” – A stranger
However, many think that animals are on this planet for us to exploit, dominate, use and govern. Many of us believe that we are above everything, but we have a lot to learn. However, there are also those who do think that animals deserve as much respect as people.
So, I am one of those people who strongly believes that animals should have a better place in our world. They are sentient beings. We should protect them in the same way that we care for a disabled child. Both do not have the same conscious principles that we do. But they still need to be loved, cared for, protected and respected.
blind to the truth
Just because animals can’t tell us how they feel doesn’t mean they don’t have rights. One day our sun will expand, and that will be the end of us. However, we cannot get away from one fact. We are the people who are defining which criteria to value. But who gave us such a privilege?
In my opinion, I believe that animals have a special place in our world and some of them, especially our pets, become members of the family. They have no voice to speak for themselves, so they deserve respect and to be saved. And I think that we as people should do that for them.
Of course, I don’t think animals need to rule human society. But does it give us the right to be cruel, kill, abuse, starve, torture, or sacrifice other living creatures? It’s illegal to kill another person, but somehow it’s okay to hurt, mistreat, or kill animals. How is that less bad? Most of us are blind to the truth.
The arrogant animals and species
“Animals are the real victims on this earth. They don’t declare war, they don’t have weapons, and they don’t want to destroy humans or impose religion. Yet for some people, their only crime is that they exist.” – The Author SVB
In truth, we are an arrogant species, giving ourselves the right to be superior to all other species and putting every other class down. Most people claim that animals have no feelings and no soul. They believe that they are worthless and that they are only here to provide food and necessities for us human beings.
Since I was a child, I always rebel and wonder why man thinks he is at the top of the food chain. We are not faster, stronger, or even brighter than many animals. Of course, we can reason and we have a lot of intelligence at our disposal. But then again, we are also the only arrogant species that has so little respect and is hell-bent on killing the very planet that sustains our lives. So to me, this kind of intelligence is more like stupidity.
animals have feelings
Despite all the things that happen in our world, our lack of consideration and awareness in this matter shows that we are not as evolved as we should be. It begins by paying equal attention to animals as to our fellow men. Some people are now beginning to wake up to these facts, but we still have a long way to go.
So all animals deserve respect because they can suffer and feel pain in the same way and to the same degree as you and me. They can feel joy, pain, fear, pleasure, care, sadness, loneliness and motherly love. They understand more than we give them credit for.
Animals are also living beings. Why do people feel better? It is beyond me. Humanity would be nowhere if animals did not exist in this world. The truth is that it is just as bad to kill an animal as it is to kill a human, it is murder. Killing an insect by accident is fine, but a herd of cows or a pride of lions is not fine. I often believe that people are equal to, if not inferior to, other animals.
The most disrespectful of all animals
We have the power to think, visualize, and invent things, and it’s what made humans thrive in the first place. It’s an incredible skill. And yes, human beings have imagination, but we also have self-awareness. So, we have the ability to reflect on our existence. However, we must have more integrity and compassion.
In fact, we are the most sophisticated of all animals in this world, but the most disrespectful. We can speak different languages, cook, create things, drive a car or fly a plane, and even discuss all kinds of situations. However, I ask you: “If we are more intelligent and have a greater capacity for thought, why are we acting with such disrespect towards this planet and the animals that live on it?”
Therefore, the world would be much better off without our silly ways of thinking that we are the best on the planet. And yet we act like idiots and treat animals like things! No matter what you say, people are animals on the inside. We hunt, we fight, we multiply, we group, we live, like any other animal and sometimes even worse.
animals are not things
However, through our experiences, we know that animals suffer pain and suffering. Scientifically, we are increasingly realizing that many of them exhibit intelligent behavior. It is unacceptable to think of another person as less because of their skin color or gender. Therefore, it is unfair to treat animals with disrespect. Instead, they deserve just as much respect as you and me, if not more.
On this beautiful planet, we are the leading species. Therefore, we have a moral responsibility to protect the interests of all other forms of life on this earth. And it starts with accepting them as equals. The animals are not ours to exploit; They are not toys or things. They are living creatures, just like you and me. For me, it’s not about whether animals can think or talk, but rather “Many are suffering.”
“I hope that one day the time will come when men view the killing and harming of animals as they now view the killing of men.” – A wish from Leonardo da Vinci.
A Final Word About Animals
Have you seen how factory farms or slaughterhouses do their jobs? What if it had glass walls? Could you still look them in the eye and say you can’t see the pain they’re enduring? Can’t.
I worked as a vet’s assistant. And sometimes, he had to look into their eyes before leaving them. They have feelings. So I think about quitting and finding a better way to help them!
As a result, I believe that animals deserve the chance to live healthy and happy lives. People are not better because they use tools or are smart. And it is simply intolerable to exploit innocent creatures, sometimes in cruel ways. They can feel and at some point think like us. So, animals deserve respect as much as we do. Let’s start now.