Tuesday, July 08, 2014

A Walk In The Park: Let Us Love Our Fellow Animals

Posted by Sunaina Patnaik at Tuesday, July 08, 2014


“Such short little lives our pets have to spend with us, and they spend most of it waiting for us to come home each day. It is amazing how much love and laughter they bring into our lives and even how much closer we become with each other because of them.” 

― John Grogan


I read the story of Raju, and was eternally disappointed with mankind.

It brought me down to tears but his story gave me an immense joy too. Who doesn't love the happy smile on the face of an animal? We all do. We all do.

To most of you who have no clue who Raju is, a tiny description to you all.

Raju is a 50 year old elephant who was abused and lived without a shelter for many years now. He wasn't fed properly, and I feel shameful to say that his childhood was snatched and destroyed by one of us. Man is a cruel animal. 

A rescue team from Wildlife SOS rescued Raju from decades of trauma and he tasted freedom on the 4th of July. Raju shed tears of joy when he was rescued, which made the whole world extremely emotional. And now, Raju is all busy making friends with his fellow elephants who waited for his arrival. Oh, he has a private pool (pond) too now. Winners have it all, boss.

It is a very disgraceful fact that people all over the world mistreat animals like it is their birthright. This Earth belongs to them as much as it belongs to us. Yes, they cannot talk. Yes, they are wild. Yes, they do not have extravagant demands like us. And that is what makes them so special. A man is a social animal, he can make conversations even when he is not intelligent. (Come on, are we as intelligent and vigil as an animal?) He can fend for himself, and no, he definitely does not need animals to beg for him to feed him. If an animal is doing that, why can't a man do it? 

Some spineless jerks make us lose faith in the entire humanity. Animals too love freedom, just the way we do. They love being fed properly, they love eating fruit and splashing water on themselves. (Some dogs might loathe bathing but they still love being taken care of.) You love an animal, and he gives you his entire attention. No man can cure what a pet cannot. Even in the darkest of your days, you can survive if you have a pet. 

Don't believe me? Ask anyone who has a pet.

To all the people who mistreat pets, if you stumble upon my blog or any blog that talks about pets, read and understand that animals are just like us - they need shelter from rain and sun. And no, they definitely do not have to eat paper and hazardous plastic. You have no "effing" right to mete out intolerable cruelty on them. They are stronger, smarter, and lovelier than us. In spite of mistreating them, they love us back and show gratitude. 

There are many Rajus all around the world that need our love and compassion. Treat them like your own. 

While you are it, you might consider donating some money for Raju's well-being. Let the cute fellow know that we want him to eat more fruit and tree bark.

Visit the following link:

http://www.wildlifesos.org/donate

It does not matter even if the contribution is a very little amount, guys, just do it. Baby steps!

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