One seldom cares for animal rights at places where human
rights are being blatantly violated. Yet it is of utmost
importance to be sensitive to rights of living beings given in
our custody. They might not be able to protest our cruel
behaviour but this does not give us the license to do whatever
we want to. On such occasions, we must think how our own
infants incapable of protest would feel if we are negligent to
In this regard, there are some areas of grave concern that
need our attention.
Foremost among them is looking after pets. Attending to their
needs like vaccination, food, water, sickness, strolling
outdoors and providing them with a comfortable environment is
as essential as attending to our own needs if not more. This
is because they themselves are helpless to do so.
Secondly, we must be very compassionate to beasts of burden.
These animals carry our goods and merchandise. The means of
transport they provide is unmatched. Taking proper care of
their needs is essential. Lashing them with a stick to
increase their speed is one of the cruelest things that we can
Thirdly, stray animals which are not a nuisance and may have
lost their way or are looking for food must be showed
sympathy. Providing them some immediate relief by feeding them
or sheltering them from the heat and cold goes without saying.
If there exist animal rehab centers, then transporting them
there is the best option.
Let us also remember that a society which is insensitive to
animals can seldom be caring for human beings!