'The human spirit is not dead. It lives on in secret. It has come to believe that compassion, in which all ethics must take root, can only attain its full breadth and depth if it embraces all living creatures and does not limit itself to mankind' - This was said by Albert Schweitzer in his Nobel Peace Prize address.
I am here to answer a very basic question - why donate to an Animal Welfare fund? I can answer this question in 2 ways - the utilitarian way which cites examples of how animals help humans by lowering depression levels and increasing serotonin levels. The other way to explain is by tugging at the charitable facet of humans by mentioning how good it feels to donate for a cause which is so neglected that there are hardly any laws and reforms for crimes committed against animals.
But I am not going to use any of these ways. I am here to share my experience. Yesterday, I saw a video of a man assaulting his wife and the first responder to that incident was their pet dog, who tried to stop that man. This is the prime example of how animals are becoming more humane than humans. Animals know only to give and not to take. They spread happiness and warmth wherever they go. Unfortunately, cruelty against animals is on the rise and the number of cases are escalating. It is our responsibility to raise our voice and help these beings in need.
I am an Animal Rescuer and I am Vegan. I constantly raise my voice against animal cruelty. I am doing my best to stop animal abuse and report such cases. I make arrangements for their medical treatment.
I work in close quarters with animal rescue operations and I see cases daily where immediate funds are required for the treatment and rehabilitation of animals. I have to raise funds specific to a new case when it comes and that often leads to delay in treatment. This includes the costs of vaccination, ambulance services, veterinarian services, treatment, shelter charges, hospital charges and medicine costs. We always try not to put the burden on the reporter for funds as it discourages some of them to work for animal welfare in the future. This necessitates forming a fund wherein money is raised prior so that the rehabilitation process is accelerated. The fund generated will help a lot of innocent beings get a new lease at life. It will help them to co-exist in this environment with us because we need them as much as they need us. The money procured will also be contributed towards future purposes such as managing treatment costs of animals, foster charges, vaccination drives, animal welfare projects and upkeep of animals in the shelters.
It is very agonising to see animals die due to conditions that are caused due to apathy and ignorance. Many animals die due to starvation and lack of medical treatment. There are several accidents and hit and run cases where animals are left to die. They are not provided necessary treatment. For all these animals, we are the ray of hope as they have nobody to protect them and take their responsibility.
I am trying to do best I can do and for achieving this, I need support of all kind souls out there who really care for animals. Please help me in achieving this goal. Even a small amount will make a great difference.
I urge you all to dedicate whatever amount you deem suitable for this cause. We owe it to ourselves to revive the very attribute which makes us human - humanity.
I want to share my article that was published in Readers Messenger on 1st June 2020. In this article, I tried to explain the cruelty of various industries where animals are being exploited for benefit for humans. I have also talked about the animal cruelty cases and the need to have strict laws against animal cruelty. I tried to explain what constitues under Animal Rights and the objective of our group 'United For Animal Rights'.
DETAILS OF SOME RESCUE CASES
1. WHITEY (The paralysed dog)
2. SNOWY (The dog who suffered tumour)
3. PLUTO (The dog having eye popped out)
4. SHAKTI (The dog who suffered accident)
5. GAURI (The cow found on railway tracks with broken leg)
6. PRINCY (The paralysed dog)
7. GITTU (The dog suffering from distemper)
8. DORA (The dog who was beaten by a man leaving her leg fractured)
9. SCOOBY (The dog suffering from tick fever)
10. DAISY (The dog suffering from Eclampsia)