Respecting animals - what is going wrong?
We humans have created a strong relationship with cats and dogs by domesticating them. Pets provide people with companionship, improve health, reduce stress and even provide a reason to exercise and go outdoors more often.
Unfortunately there are also the “extremes” of our society today: Lap Dogs are being overbred and spoiled but also so many animals neglected and abused by humans. Not to mention the torture we put upon factory farmed animals.
Communities must recognize that abuse to any living being is unacceptable and endangers everyone. Children should be taught to care for and respect animals. Extensive studies have shown that there is a clear link between animal abuse and human abuse.
A more gentle, affectionate relationship in human society might be improved by promoting a more positive and nurturing ethic between children and animals.
With that in mind, please be sure to do the following:
Urge your local law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, judges, and schools to take cruelty to animals seriously. Those charged with protecting our communities and animals must send a strong message that violence against any feeling creature—human or nonhuman—is unacceptable.
Be aware of signs of neglect or abuse in children and animals, and immediately report suspected crimes to authorities. Take children seriously if they report that animals are being neglected or mistreated. Some children won’t talk about their own suffering but will talk about an animal’s.
Don’t ignore even minor acts of cruelty to animals by children. Talk to the child and the child’s parents. If necessary, call a social worker.
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"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." ― Mahatma Gandhi
PETA, 2018 (viewed 16.08.2018)