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Animals’ rights

18 Feb

Yesterday I watched a discussion on TV about the need to establish an animal police in Romania. Romania has a law referring to animals' protection and many associations and organizations for animals' protection, but I think that the animal police would help them all to better implement their goals.

I think it's an important step to make because someone has to take care of those who can't protect themselves. I watched on Animal Planet about the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), they are doing really great things protecting and taking care of animals' well being. I found the Universal declaration of the animals' rights and it says, among others:

  • All animals have equal right of existence in the frame of the biological equilibrium.
  • Each animal life deserves respect.
  • No animal may be subject to bad treatment or cruelties. If killing an animal is necessary, this must be realized immediately, without pain or creation of fear. The dead animal must be treated with respect.
  • The wild animal has the right to live and procreate in his natural environment.
  • The animal which is dependent on the human being has the right on support and on decent care. Performances, spectacles, films which use animals must also respect their dignity and may not contain violence.
  • Tests on animals which involve physical or psychological pain are in violation with the rights of the animal.
  • Each deed which causes the unnecessary death of animal and each decision which leads hereto, constitutes a crime against life
  • The education and public schooling must lead the man, from his childhood, to observe, to understand and to respect animals.

My opinion is that it's important to build an awareness about the fact that animals have rights and they should be protected and not abused. Parents, and later teachers, should teach children about the necessity of respecting animals.

You know how family is important in forming someone's personality. For example, once I was traveling by train and I stepped out in the hallway to stretch a bit. Next to me was some little boy with his father. The boy was drinking some juice and when he finished he asked his father what to do now with the empty bottle. His father told him to throw it out of a window :awww:

Now what about people who don't love animals or people who think there are many more important things that should concern society. If the animals on the streets (dogs, cats) are placed in shelters and sterilized, they'll hopefully be adopted. I think we would feel more safe when we are outside, walking.

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  1. gdare

    February 19, 2010 at 7:02 am

    It is sad that we came to times to make laws that would protect animals. But at least something is done, and it is just a first step.

     
  2. WinterForLady

    February 20, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    I agree Darko. Only laws can change behavior of some people, or when they need to face consequences of their actions.

     
  3. studio41

    February 22, 2010 at 5:02 am

    Originally posted by MirabelaTM:

    Only laws can change behavior of some people,

    this is true

     
  4. WinterForLady

    February 23, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    Glad you agree 🙂

     
  5. There2ia

    February 24, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    Mira… I think the greediness of human being to have more than enough has made the the animals unsafe. Having more lands for houses, building factories on land which should be protected. when it comes to disaster they never realize that they have caused it themselves….yes…having a special leather bag made of special animals…. hm hm hm honestly it makes me sick….

     
  6. WinterForLady

    February 25, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    I agree Teresia. Sometimes the animals attack when they feel endangered and that's because people enter in their territory, taking more than they need. Exactly humans greediness.

     
  7. There2ia

    February 26, 2010 at 9:02 am

    I like to see them freely in the place where they should be… as you see the face of a baby in his mom's hands…..

     
  8. gyng

    February 27, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    As I said in my comment on your previous post those people who harm animals should feel same on their skin…I still remember one TV show in which I watched how they rip off skin from alive foxes cause of fur and then live them bleed to death…I understand that when you are young you learn how to behave from your parents but if you want you can change yourself, it is later in life only matter of chose…It is only matter of one person moral and I think it is something you are either born with either not…People are greed and evil…They never have enough and they don't care what they have to do in order to obtain more, hurting some other people or animal psychologically or physically doesn't mean anything to them…

     
  9. WinterForLady

    February 27, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    @Teresia- me too, and I get sad when I see birds in cages. They would be more happy if they are free, in their natural habitat. When I saw on some documentary parrots living in nature on some island, that was so strange to me because you are used to see them only as someone's pets.@Gyng- oh I saw something similar, it's very disturbing. I would never buy a coat made from fur. I agree that we can change ourselves and it's our choice. You are wise for such a young lady. Yes, morals are an individual characteristic. I think our behavior is partly determined by our genes and the other part are social and educative influences.

     
  10. gyng

    February 27, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    Originally posted by MirabelaTM:

    oh I saw something similar

    yeah I know we watched it together… 😀

     
  11. AnitaMargita

    February 28, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    Originally posted by MirabelaTM:

    My opinion is that it's important to build an awareness about the fact that animals have rights and they should be protected and not abused. Parents, and later teachers, should teach children about the necessity of respecting animals.

    This should be the first step in getting aware of other lives, not only humans'. Then, we wouldn't need to establish animal police. :up:

     
  12. WinterForLady

    March 1, 2010 at 10:03 am

    Anči, I think that every individuals can make a difference :up:

     
  13. thetomster

    March 2, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    🙂 Mira, good post … 'though I think that the animal being treated the worst by man is man … I always think that anything you you don't want others to yourself you shouldn't do to them … and for me there's no difference between people and animals :up:

     
  14. There2ia

    March 3, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    :pingu: :cow: :monkey: :bug: :wizard:

     
  15. WinterForLady

    March 4, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    Thank you Dirk 🙂 I agree with you.

     
  16. thetomster

    March 4, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    😀

     

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