Article on How Can We Stop Being Cruel to Animals

By and large we Indians are very kind-hearted. And our religions also teach us the lesson of non-violence. Yet, we are inclined to show no kindness to stray animals (cattle included). We are cruel to street dogs, our cows (no longer milch), draft animals, etc. Write an article in 150-200 words on ‘How can we stop being cruel to animals ?’ You are Karan/Karuna.

How can we Stop Being Cruel to Animals

by Karuna

We are inclined to show no kindness to stray animals and cattle because we believe we have power over them. We are cruel even to draft animals whom one uses for drawing heavy loads. Fortunately, there are ways in which we can be kinder to homeless animals. We can begin by adopting stray cats and dogs instead of buying expensive foreign breeds from pet stores. They not only find it hard to adjust with the climatic conditions, but surroundings as well. Adopting stray animals provides them a loving home and also keeps a check on their growing population.

Besides adoption, there should be animals welfare organisations or homes set up so that stray animals have a place of their own where they are provided with proper care and timely food. As a result, they wouldn’t wander off to heavy traffic roads and jeopardise their life. Volunteers from local animal shelter must collaborate with R.W.A. in management of stray animals. If necessary, the stray dogs must be neutered to prevent dog population from growing.

Government policies regarding animal welfare must be strictly enforced and adhered to so that innocent animals don’t become victims of illegal export/import.

I would like to quote Mahatma Gandhi here, he said, “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated”. Being humans, we must be kind to animals because they too have the right to live an honourable life.

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