Men’s Harsh Nature towards Animals
As human beings, we have the ability to speak. We can express our wishes, anger, approval, disapproval, etc. On the other hand, animals are dumb and some of them are afraid of humans. With our power to command them, we can train them and make them obedient to us. We beat them with a stick and treat them cruelly. Of course, the wild animals, pounce on man, injure him with their teeth and claws. They cause in him great fear. Such wild animals can sometimes even kill man.
There are poachers who shoot animals like an elephant, tigers and rhinoceros. Some may also hunt snakes to fulfill their selfish aims. They kill an elephant for its tusks and sell them for a heavy amount. They kill a tiger and sell its skin for a high price. A rhinoceros is shot dead for its horn. Similarly, a peacock is shot for its feathers and a snake is killed for its skin of beautiful patterns.
Sometimes man makes tamed bears do all sorts of difficult feats before an admiring crowd of people, who give money to the master. Man should neither stone dog nor should he torture any bird or animal just because they are afraid of him. Some people catch monkeys and make them do tumbles, jump and other entertaining tasks before public who give money to the master of the monkey.
Man has ill-treated the domestic animals since centuries. He ties a bullock to a cart and beats it with a lash to make it run fast. The bull pulling a heavy load will drip out the foam from its mouth because of extreme exhaustion and pain. It runs, as it is afraid of its master. The bull is put to extreme strain in agricultural tasks and it has to work in the fear of its master.
Now-a-days the Government is strict in enforcing the law that tigers, lions, elephants, camels or horses should not be lashed and should not be made to do difficult feats in circuses. Thus, kindness towards animals is as essential as kindness towards human beings.
All living beings, whether animals and birds cannot tolerate the suffering of harsh treatment like beating, thrashing and piercing with sharp instruments. Man, is gifted with the sixth sense and he has the quality of mercy. Kindness and compassion are in his nature and he should put them to proper use. Thus, he should not only display sympathy towards his fellowmen but also towards the dumb animals and birds.