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"Possession" responsible. Or better: PROTECTION CHARGE

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It has been observed for some years, the emergence of an increasing number of NGOs that receive animals wandering the streets, giving them care and then making them available for adoption. People who create these organizations have a good heart, an ethical stance to worry about helpless, hostages and objectification of indifference provided by humans. But just as these NGOs proliferate, so does the number of animals abandoned on the streets every day. So what is the solution to this problem?

Normally, the appearance of a pet puppy, be it a cat, a dog or any other kind, fascinates humans. At this age, they are even toy to look as if they were "stuffed animals". Children do not take the neck, never cease to stroke his hair, playing with his new friends. However, these "cuteness" grow very quickly. As adults, animals begin to behave more relaxed, quieter, no longer so fond of play and no longer look more like "stuffed animals". It is precisely from there that human beings, considered their "owners" (replace the word now and then, for TUTORS, due to the fact that no living being owns another), become more careless: lead them to walk less often, leave them more days without bathing, sometimes forget their vaccinations and veterinary care, and even to change their water, or even to put food for them. When it's holiday season and want to travel, begin to think that animals are a hindrance, an obstacle, a PROBLEM!

Well, have you ever wondered if, when we were baby, our parents treat us with all the love and affection, and when we grew up, we simply consider an obstacle, a problem in their lives and, therefore, simply abandon us the streets, such as we humans are doing to animals??

What is wrong in the above story reported is just the kind of relationship that humans have kept animals. A list of objectification, in which human beings want simply heal their emotional / affective, remedied immediately by his loneliness and lack of use - yes, right, USE! - Of other living beings (animals) which, remember, not dependent on us, HUMANS, TO BE HAPPY OR feel full. Thus, animals are relegated by humans, the mere condition of a slave.

It is quite easy to corroborate what I have just quoted the last paragraph, the human being from the earliest times, only want to take some sort of advantage in its relationship with other beings (and even the Earth !!!). An example is the relationship that man began with the wolves. The wolves began to help humans in their hunting, primitive times, and, in turn, earned the game pieces as a reward. However, the larger pieces remained with the man. That is, from the earliest times, man / animal is unequal and disadvantageous to the latter. Today, this relationship of interest to humans, can be seen with both domestic animals (interests affective / emotional, such as supply shortages or even loneliness), as with other types of animals used for work (such as horses , donkeys, mules and donkeys used to pull heavy carts), for "fun" (unethically animals used in circuses, festivals, bullfights, among other activities that bring them only the physical damage, psychological and even death, many sometimes exposing them to ridicule, subjecting them to stress that disturbs a crowd, or even attacks, in a pseudo name of "fun", as if animals were a kind of court jester, entertainer of audiences, or even Roman gladiator) for laboratory tests (and in this regard include all the species that the reader can imagine, species that are subject to the most diverse, painful, atrocious and cruel tests, to be very scientific, often prove nothing , because of the large difference between the human body and animal), among others.

For our relationship with animals is improved, we must teach our children, from very small to respect animals, to defend their rights radically, to love them as we love ourselves, not to perceive them as mere "objects" . It is also necessary, in relation to the abandonment of domestic animals such as dogs and cats, which we adults do not adopt the habit of giving a child a pet as if it were a "gift". Children have no responsibilities and certainly will not take care of the animals as needed. This task will end up being the parents of the child, only if they decide to take care of the animal with all the attention, all his life, should adopt it. Parents also need to remember that animals have needs, pee and coconut, which emit strong odors, and the fact that animals need safe shelter, when those who oversee or are traveling, then traveling with them. Animals also need veterinary care throughout his life (just as humans need to make their vaccines and go to the doctor). In short, the same way that a child needs all the care and attention, and not be abandoned on the streets, so the animals should be treated. They left their true home, the wild, just the fault of the humans who brought them to the "concrete jungle". Therefore, since the animals are in such inhospitable places without resources, should be responsibly protected and have their rights respected, guaranteed.

Currently, have debated the question of the necessity of sterilization of domestic animals to prevent overpopulation in the streets. This procedure can even be relevant, but no use if humans do not change, primarily, their way of relating to animals, not realizing as mere objects. It is time to change OUR VIEW, treating animals as our kids / brothers. Conclusively, I would cite this passage meaningful Chief Seattle's letter to the U.S. government, written in 1854:

"... So let's consider your offer to buy our land. If you decide to accept, make one condition: the white man must treat the beasts of this land as his brothers. I am a savage and do not understand any other form of action. I have seen a thousand rotting buffaloes on the prairie, left by the white man who shot them from a passing train. I am a savage and do not understand how the smoking iron horse can be more important than the buffalo that we kill only to stay alive.

What is man without the beasts? If all the beasts were gone, man would die from great loneliness of spirit. For whatever happens to the beasts, soon happens to man. There is a link at all. "(Chief Seattle, 1854 - http://www.context.org/ICLIB/IC03/Seattle.htm)


Written by Paul Lütkenhaus on 03/10/2011, Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

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