Kindness to Animals
Animals like men are an integral part of the universe. Both man and animals have evolved together. In fact the students of science are familiar that at the embryonic stage all the foetuses animals and man look alike. Mankind has been dependent on animals for many important tasks like drawing the plough, guarding the house, transportation, and carrying heavy loads. Our children are dependent on animals for milk and eggs. While we use their meat, skins, hair, and home for food, clothing, woolen objects, making shoes, and decorative objects. Animals are very essential for the soil fertility and maintaining ecological balance. It is a pity that despite their various contributions to the society they are ill-treated by almost all of us. We beat them, torture them, make them go hungry, do not give them proper medical care, make them pull heavy loads, and keep their places of rest dirty and unhealthy. We also do not stop our children from torturing small puppies and kittens. We use animals in laboratories to test various chemical compounds and cosmetics. While doing all this not for one moment do we think about the pain that we are inflicting on these mute animals. No sensitive human being can go unmoved by their plight. The need of the hour, therefore, is to create awareness about the animals and learn to treat them properly. In this way, they will remain our friends for a long time.