Animals have also feelings, and their life is as precious for them as our life for us.
How could we discriminate and call for animal rights while we are still eating meat! And how can we love our pets while still eating the flesh of other animals!
We can’t call for compassion while still inflecting pain and suffering on some other creatures that are weaker than us.
The fact that animals could be weaker than us does not mean that we have the right to enslave them and utilize them for our own greed and benefit. They have the right to live as happily as we do, and the fact that we are stronger than them gives us the responsibility to care better for them and protect them.
Suppose one day higher and more developed beings from another planet come to Earth; would they have the right to enslave us and cause us pain and suffering just because they are stronger than us?!!
And the most pity and paining thing is to say that God gave us the right to eat meat! How can we call God mercy and Love and still claim that God has created animals for our own welfare and use. If we claim that God has created animals, it would mean that animals are His creation and His progeny. How unfair would He be to favor some creatures and deny His love for others. His Mercy and Love permeate the whole universe. The whole universe is His creation, not only humans.
The bull who cried
As reported by “Weekly World News”, a group of workers… walked a bull to a packaging factory. They were about to slaughter him to make steaks and beef stews. When they were close to the front door of the slaughter house, the sorrowful bull suddenly stopped going forward and knelt down on his two front legs. The bull… was all in tears. How did he know he was going to get killed before he entered the slaughter house? He is even smarter than people.
Mr. Shiu, a butcher recalled, “When I saw this kind of so-called “stupid” animal sobbing and with his eyes in fear and sorrow, I started trembling.” “I called the rest over to see. They were just as surprised. We kept pushing the bull forward, but he just didn’t want to move and sat there crying.”
Billy Fong, owner of the packaging factory said, “People thought animals didn’t cry like human beings. However that bull really sobbed like a baby.” At that time, more than ten strong men witnessed the scene and they were all touched. Those who were responsible for slaughtering even felt more touched and teared as well.
Other workers working at the same slaughter house also came to see the crying bull. It was all packed with people. They were all shock by this scene. Three of them said they would never forget this crying bull when they slaughter other animals.
With both man and animal crying, everyone knew that nobody could kill the bull. The problem was, what should they do with him? In the end, they raised funds to buy this crying bull and sent him to a temple, where the kind monks would take care of him for life. After the workers had made a decision, a miracle happened. A worker said, “When we promised this bull that we will not kill him, he started moving and followed us.” How did he understand people’s words?
Mr. Shiu said “Believe it or not? This is real although it sounds unbelievable.” No doubt, this bull changed these butchers’ lives.” Posted by Jace K. (on Facebook)
Welcoming the mare
”We had four cows and two calves, and after a few months, we took in a 4-year-old mare named Diva. The night she arrived, I was so worried about her that I couldn’t sleep… I went out to the pasture to keep an eye on her. I sat very still, watching her until sunrise. Everything was so quiet that I think the animals forgot I was there. Then I witnessed something extraordinary: The cows formed a single-file line, and one by one they touched noses with the new horse as a greeting. The calves wouldn’t approach on their own, so one of the cows nudged them forward. Each of the babies touched the horse’s nose, then jumped around and played like little children.
I started crying and thought, I can’t possibly keep eating these animals. Before that moment, I wouldn’t have fathomed cows doing something like that. I was forced to confront the fact that I had chosen to remain ignorant of their nature because it was just easier that way. Over the next year, I stopped eating all animals and animal products. I always thought going vegan would be difficult, but I genuinely don’t crave meat or cheese. And I feel happier, like I’m contributing to making the world a less violent place. Before that morning on the farm, I ranked an animal’s value based on how “human” it was. Now I don’t judge other beings that way—every animal has its own intelligence and sensitivities. They’re all lovely, worthwhile, and deserving of our respect.” ~Portia De Rossi/ Posted on Facebook by EVOLVE! Campaigns
The soothing wounded bull
“Cows are amongst the gentlest of breathing creatures; none show more passionate tenderness to their young when deprived of them; and, in short, I am not ashamed to profess a deep love for these quiet creatures.” ~There is an interview with this torero here where he discusses going on to become a vegetarian and to fight to stop bullfighting:http://www.rnw.nl/english/
– Thomas de Quincey- By: Carolyn Mabry/ Posted by David Cardona (on Facebook)