Tuesday, February 7, 2012

The balance of the preciousness of life

"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains un-awakened"-Antole France

Being an animal lover however comes with a responsibility and pain. The pain of seeing animal being mis-treated being man-handled and yet not being able to do much about it. Wonder when humans would understand that being a superior force on earth comes with certain responsibilities. Fortunately for us Nature, a far superior being( compared to humans) shows its superiority, only once in a while. Sometimes I wonder had dinosaurs been there, would we have really known what it was to be trampled all over?

A friend has in his house a pigeon nest, the workers have unknowingly shifted the nest( Which the bird will not go back to now) but in that nest lies two eggs that has also been abandoned in the process. My friend found out that the eggs need to be kept at a particular temperature and be rolled from time to time. But in togetherness we ask, what will happen if ever the chicks were to hatch? One feels helpless at times like this..

I have a dog at home and I know how it feels when he is hurt or sick, more so because animals cannot tell us how they are feeling and that largely wipes out much in the name of communication. I am a non-vegetarian but someday, I would like to turn vegetarian because that maybe the only thing I can do to save a few animals and to make known the message that animals have a right to live on this planet as much as we do. As a superior race ( that's what we think) we owe it to them..this balance of the preciousness of life.

( Image courtesy Google)


Raj said...

It makes me really sad to see how much suffering animals endure in their life; a significant proportion of that is courtesy: humans. We certainly owe it to them; if not caring for them; at least leaving them alone. Very touching post.

Pranita said...

Well... your post is again poking me to turn into a vegetarian...! The fact that we don't see animals being killed when we order something, doesn't mean we are not a part of their misery...
I hope my will power succeeds..
Beautiful post!