The bonding between humans and pets is always something that is very close to one’s heart and gives joy to both parties all the time. So many organizations and human beings have been doing different types of welfare service activities for animals. On the other hand, some people and some business organizations awfully kill animals to make jackets, woollen clothes, etc. Regarding foods, it may be mentioned that many in the world eat the meat of animals and birds. The choice of food habit is personal and I have observed many only eat fish, many do not eat beef, many do not eat pork, etc. But many so-called ‘human beings’ for economic reasons (profit motive) torture the animals awfully and kill them. In this regard, an organization known as PETA has been doing excellent work by highlighting cruelty towards animals and I sometimes become disturbed by watching the cruel videos and reading the news shared with me by PETA which are very heart-wrenching. Sometimes I feel all human beings are not kind enough towards the animal and these a few are only name sake human beings. A few cases I will highlight for the benefit of readers. Before that, I wish to mention PETA which in full form stands for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is the largest animal rights organization in the world, and PETA entities have more than 9 million members and supporters globally.
“PETA opposes speciesism (meaning discrimination based on species), a human-supremacist worldview, and focuses its attention on the four areas in which the largest numbers of animals suffer the most intensely for the longest periods of time: in laboratories, in the food industry, in the clothing trade, and in the entertainment business. We also work on various other issues, including the cruel killing of rodents, birds, and other animals who are often considered “pests” as well as cruelty to domesticated animals.
PETA works through public education, investigative news gathering and reporting, research, animal rescue, legislation, special events, celebrity involvement, and protest campaigns” (www.peta.org/about-peta). PETA has shared the following information with me which I am simply highlighting so full credit goes to PETA and the source is email PETAUKInfo <email@example.com> (dated 30/6/22).
“Terrified dogs cower and whimper as they watch a worker drag away a yelping dog, bludgeon her, cut her throat, and strip off her skin. Dogs, cats, and other individuals are being violently killed before their skin is stolen and turned into clothing or accessories.
PETA is working to stop cruelty and transform the fashion industry:
Thousands of kind people are swearing off leather after viewing PETA UK’s eye-opening exposés revealing the horrors of live export, crude slaughter, and the hideous facilities in China where dogs are skinned for work gloves or leather trinkets. We can do more to protect cows, sheep, dogs, and other animals, but we need your support.
A growing number of iconic brands are joining the ranks of Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel, Calvin Klein, and Tommy Hilfiger by dropping exotic skins – preventing reptiles from languishing in putrid pools before workers bash in their heads or scramble their brains. PETA entities are seizing every opportunity to ramp up pressure on Louis Vuitton and Hermès, too. Any amount you can give before midnight will help keep the momentum going.
After casting a spotlight on the suffering of alpacas, sheep, and goats who are hit, kicked, pinned down, and even knelt on at shearing operations, we’re encouraging massive global retailers to cut ties with cruelty and empowering consumers to leave violence out of their wardrobes”.
Another piece of information received from PETA is “The use of animals in cosmetics tests is banned in the European Union, but as a result of an apparently erroneous interpretation of the law, rabbits and other animals still endure pain and torment in laboratory experiments – blinded, poisoned, or dying in fear and pain for the sake of a can of hairspray or a bottle of sunscreen”. And the way fur from Angora rabbit is taken out from a live rabbit is unbelievable. The way they scream sometimes I feel the person is not a human being simply a devil soul. So like PETA, I also appeal to all please do not wear Angora woolen dresses.
I feel cruelty towards animals should be stopped because only for the benefit of human beings that too business interests animals are awfully tortured and left for dead.