Monday, November 22, 2010

Go Vegan–Save Animals, Save the Earth

According to a study, more than 25 billion animals are killed by the meat industry each year which gives an idea about the rampant animal torture and killings. Animals definitely are not ours to use for food, clothing, entertainment and experimentation. Animals have the same rights as humans and they deserve to have their best interests taken into consideration, regardless of whether they are useful to humans. The human greed knows no bounds as for factory farming, animals like cows, pigs, calves, chickens, ducks, and many other animals are kept in overcrowded stalls, cages, crates, or sheds where they are often unable to turn around or take even a single step for their entire lives. These animals never get to see the sunlight or feel the grass beneath their feet, what to talk about any veterinary care and exercise?
The best way to save these animals from being tortured and murdered is to go vegan. It is said that an average vegetarian saves the lives of over 50 animals each year which adds up to thousands during a lifetime. It is totally up to us to make a decision every time we eat, if we want to support cruelty or compassion. If we care about the animals of the earth and their rights, if we care about mother earth and the environment, we must go vegan. A vegetarian diet reduces destruction of earth’s precious resources like rainforests and wildlife habitat. It also helps to save endangered species that are on the verge of extinction.

There are numerous benefits of a vegetarian diet. It helps us in losing weight and gaining more energy as it consists of fruits and vegetables, making our blood sugar stable. A vegan diet is also healthier as more fruits and more vegetables mean more vitamins. No meat means less toxins and unwanted hormones. A vegan diet also saves us from heart diseases as there are no saturated fats and cholesterol in it. It also saves from bone loss at the later stage in life as meat eaters get excessive protein in their diet.
Above all, eating a vegetarian meal is about caring and compassion. It’s about saving lives of innocent animals and save them from the every day horrors of torture and death. It’s about saving the earth and environment for future generations.

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.  : Anne Frank, Nazi Holocaust Victim

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Animal Sacrifice in the Name of Religion

Millions of animals, mainly goats, cows, buffaloes, lambs, hens, camels and lambs are being killed every year around the world in the name of animal sacrifice to God. It is difficult to fathom how they can make God happy with an act of cruelty. Every religion is beautiful and teaches us to do acts of kindness, peace and brotherhood and it is beyond comprehension how divinity supports shedding innocent blood! It is apparently very clear that these barbaric rituals are man-made for the sole purpose of feasting on different types of meats. God has never asked anybody to kill a voiceless animal to make Him happy.
In many countries they have laws which forbid citizens from sacrificing animals for religious purposes, but these laws are hardly implemented as they are opposed by different sections of society on one pretext or the other. As a result, innocent animals keep on dying a violent death for no fault of theirs.
There are people living in difficult geographical areas, who have to eat meat as they do not have any other alternative for food. We can not do anything about animal killings in such cases, but where people are well off and have many options for food, eating meat is done only for taste, and must be avoided.

Animal Sacrifice in the name of religion must be stopped immediately. It is clearly an act of utmost cruelty which, ultimately, destroys the feelings of compassion in human beings. Animals came to this world even before humans and we must be friendly and protective of them. We need them to save our environment, thus, ultimately to save ourselves from certain death and destruction. We can not claim to be ‘humans’ and possess characteristics like kindness, compassion, truth, honesty and loyalty, while we continue killing innocent and voiceless animals in the most inhuman way. 
We need to save these animals from this extreme cruelty, and appeal to all animal lovers to raise a voice and act against all the people who subject animals to torture and death !

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Deer, Giraffe, Leopard, Wild Boar - 43 Animals in Total, Die in Delhi Zoo

This is very sad that 43 animals have died in Delhi zoo in just one month due to drinking contaminated water, trauma, toxemia ( blood infection ), pulmonary oedema ( fluid collection in lungs ) and myocarditis ( inflammation of the heart muscle ). Death of these animals, particularly the black bucks, had occurred due to the intake of contaminated water which caused severe intestinal and lung infection. They say that the reason for the water to get contaminated has been excessive rains and back flow/over flow of sewage water which caused severe water logging, resulting in contamination of the rain water in the animal enclosures in the zoo. While 15 black bucks died due to gastrointestinal infection, a Sambar, Giraffe, leopard and wild boar had lost their lives due to reasons such as asphyxia, trauma and shock.
This incident has once again proved man’s callous and insensitive approach towards our animal friends. They should have anticipated the situation and made alternative arrangements to safeguard the lives of these animals, when it had been raining heavily for months. All these precious lives could have been saved with some extra efforts and sincere care, which unfortunately did not happen. Steps should have been taken for improvement of water drainage and revamping of the trunk and sewer line passing through it, but it was not done.

Now, they say, they are going to take care of the water drainage system soon. They also say that to stop further deaths of these animals, intensive veterinary care and regular monitoring of animals is being provided. In addition, the government is taking steps to reduce overcrowding of animals in the zoo and provide them nutritious diets. We hope, all these steps are taken and the animals are safe from any further harm.
Animal life needs to be improved a lot in the country as deaths of animals keep getting reported on a regular basis. Often leopards and elephants are poisoned or beaten to death by local people. Besides, many animals, primarily elephants, keep getting hit by moving trains while they are trying to cross the railway tracks. These railway tracks also need to be removed from the wildlife area as they pose a serious danger to the life of these innocent animals. Rhinos and tigers getting killed for their body parts have made them almost extinct. A lot of the groundwork needs to be done for stray and abused animals, too. These animals are the worst sufferers of the cruel human behavior. Many of the stray dogs, monkeys and cows can be seen roaming around without a limb or with open wounds due to torture and abuse.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Baby Elephant Killed With Spears and Sticks

The conflict between elephants and humans has been escalating. With forests widely encroached, elephants are forced to stray out of their habitat and sometimes destroy paddy fields, prompting attacks by villagers.
A day after the elephant was officially declared a Heritage Animal, entitling it to the same sort of protection as the tiger, villagers in Assam, India; beat a baby elephant to death in the most brutal manner. This three year old baby elephant calf, which was injured and had been abandoned by his herd, was brutally tortured to death by a mob of around 200 villagers armed with sticks, bamboo poles, and ropes that went berserk charging the baby elephant. The incident was filmed as the mob killed the calf in front of two armed security guards. A fortnight ago, four elephants were found dead in tea gardens near Kaziranga. Experts said they seemed to have been poisoned.
Look, who is the animal ! 

Similarly, tigers, leopards, elephants, deer and rhinos have been either poisoned or shot dead by villagers and poachers alike in the past. Most of these animals are killed for their skin or tusks. Many cases of killing of these animals have been reported, however, most of the them go unreported.
This mindless violence against innocent animals needs to stop immediately. This world belongs to animals as much as it belongs to us. It’s us humans, who have encroached upon their territory and we have no right to kill them.