Like it or not, behind every animal’s eyes is a life that matters. There is a living being with a mind, a beating heart, and feelings. They are all unique, want to live and feel pain just as you and I. Yet, most people do not see animals as individuals and do not even treat them with the respect they deserve.
So, where is our humanity? Why do so many people not want to wake up to the truth? What pushes us to destroy ourselves? How can we remedy the problem before it is too late?
You and I, as human beings, have the responsibility to protect Earth and all its inhabitants. All animals deserve freedom, respect, dignity, love, empathy, care and life. Believe it or not, the way you eat has a profound effect on your health, the environment and the animals that live on this planet.
The tsunami of diseases which abound is mostly caused by our lifestyle. And the fascinating thing is that the major driving force that creates illnesses is the human dependency on animal nutrition. Yet, behind every animal’s eyes is a life you could not end yourself. Am I right?
“Eating death only makes us tired, age faster and get sick. It is bad karma.” – Katarina VD.
The Excessive Animal Consumption
In previous centuries, meat was considered a luxury and average citizens never got it. Then, as time passed, people included it in a meal once a week, often on Sundays. But today, most people can afford it which in a way does not help. Despite all the warnings, they are eating more and more meat.
And in today’s life, it is a normal part of most people’s diet because it became a tradition. Yet, it links to heart diseases. And I won’t talk about dairy products. The excessive consumption of animal-based proteins or processed food damages your body and diminishes your blood supply.
As a fact, years of scientific studies and conclusive evidence prove it. On the other hand, plant-based diets cannot only prevent the progression of heart disease or cancer but can also reverse its effects. No matter your age, you can use plant foods as cure or medicine to avoid many problems later on in life.
Behind Every Animal’s Eyes
Obviously, behind every animal’s eyes, there is a heart. Yet, when a person murders an animal, it is often called a sport. But when an animal wants to kill a person, it is called ferocity. Yet, when it really comes down to it, humans are the cruelest species. So, aren’t we contradicting ourselves?
If you want to live a long and healthy life and contribute something to this world, then you have to act. You only pass through this world but once. And if you can do any good thing or show any kindness to any fellow creature, do it. Do not neglect it because you will not pass that way again.
So, look deep into any animal’s eyes, and then for a moment, trade places. Suddenly, you see their life becomes as precious as yours and you become as vulnerable as them. Now, realize that all animals deserve your respect and your protection, for in a way, they are you, and you are them.
“Animals are my friends and I don’t eat my friends.” – George Bernard Shaw
The Life in an Animal’s Eyes
If you are an animal lover, you probably already know that many animals are extremely intelligent and have emotions. Like humans, countless living creatures develop strong bonds with their young, love them and have friends.
And they even have special calls for the ones they care about, the same way you give your friends and family nicknames.
Yet, most humans only consider animals as food, trophy or objects. Too often, countless people treat them like commodities rather than individuals. So, most of them never get to experience these remarkable bonds. Instead, a lot of human beings expose to a life filled with fear, stress, pain, sadness, and death.
“To my mind, the life of a lamb is no less precious than that of a human being. The more helpless the creature the more that it is entitled to protection by man from the cruelty of man.” – Mahatma Gandhi
Animals Are Innocent Souls
An animal’s eyes have the power to speak an amazing language when you take the time to look into them. Remember also that compassion for other innocent living beings is the true judge of character. Animals have as much right as us to be here on this planet since they were created along with us.
And whoever said that they were ours to do whatever we please with? You may be a meat eater; yet, I am not judging you but only trying to show you facts. So, do not mock vegan people as they are just individuals who have the crazy idea that no animal should suffer.
However, humanity can no longer stand by and watch our beautiful animals be used and abused in so many ways. Look in an animal’s eyes and make a stand, big or small, personal or public. Do it before it is too late. Remember, it takes nothing away to be kind to these gentle souls.
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