1000 Flowers for the Planet - #411 End Violence Towards Animals
How can we continue to tolerate violence of any kind towards animals? We make ourselves out to be civilised and the most intelligent creatures on earth, yet in so many ways, societies everywhere behave worse than animals themselves. Bears in cages, dog fighting, cock fighting, live export, puppy farms, deliberate animal cruelty and torture for fun, poaching, testing on various animals, cutting horns from rhinos that are still alive, cramming livestock into overcrowded conditions, whale slaughters, baby seal slaughter, pigs in cages – sadly the list goes on and on. Does any of this sound like the behaviour of a humane society? Can we call ourselves civilised when these acts against the ‘dumber’ creatures entrusted to our care continue mindlessly?
There are so many foundations and action groups that are dedicated to the better treatment of animals everywhere:
Find the ones in your country. Learn about the changes we can make, spread the word that cruelty and violence towards animals is NOT acceptable, have zero tolerance for people you know who are cruel to animals, actively participate in encouraging lawmakers to rid the planet of the maltreatment of animals, donate to groups who are doing the hard yards on our behalf, and most of all, don’t buy products that are the result of the suffering of even one small animal.