It was the best of times, it was the worst of times;
It was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness;
It was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity;
It was the season of light, it was the season of darkness;
It was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair;
We had everything before us, we had nothing before us;
We were all going directly to heaven, we were all going the other way
Once my wise uncle, Albert, told me that there are three types of living beings in this world. The plant life, The animal life and human life. To survive the plants will take what’s needed from the environment however they can only depend on their surrounding environment. The animals will do the same, however animals will go in search of food and water if needed, and in a disappointing and sad tone he told me that Humans will stay in one environment, set up life, completely destroy the surrounding nature, he will take everything possible from the land till it is left barren and then move away and start this process.
That is exactly what we are doing, there is no balance, we have taken so much it’s really scary, but ignorance closes our eyes. We are also entitled to the gifts of earth, but how does one perceive them. Do we believe that because we are human that everything we desire is for us to take blindly?
The Elephants Tusks, the Rhinos Horns, the Cows Skin, the Rabbits Fur, the Bears Fur, the Sheep Wools, the trophy heads of Lions, the Zebras Skin, the Snakes Skin, the Crocodiles Skin, the Tricked Fish, the Pigs, the Chickens, the Cows, the Sheep and anything man can get hold of.
What have we done to life? Every type animal (above and many more) has already suffered by humans, now its time for making them nonexistent. Of what uses is an Elephant to us or its Tusk ? if we need tusks we would have been created with them. There is no need to cause any harm to any life. Taking the skin of snakes and crocodiles and making it in shoes and handbags is not normal. Have we lost every ounce of respect ? will a snake attack you because it has nothing to do?
Leather, softer the texture younger the cow, and most of it comes from India. Is there any need for one to use leather? do we want to relax on misery and suffering? it is not allowed in India to kill or mistreat *Lord Krishna’s cows,
however there are a group of people who perform this task to satisfies the demand. The cows are sold by the locals who are told that they will be kept in farms, the cows are then made to walk long distances without food or water. They are whipped to walk faster, if they fall their tail are pulled upwards in a fast jerking motion to make them get-up, and if they are tired and in pain, chilli powers is rubbed in their eyes. Ground dry chilies, some of us cannot even eat pungent food, and that poor cow is made to suffer by rubbing the ground chilies in their eyes, to make them walk faster towards even more suffering (earthlings).
The wisdom for compassion has sadly been lost, but hope is everlasting.
peace is always the option.
*Lord Krishna an avatar of lord Vishnu on earth (roughly 3220 B.C-3102 B.C.)
*Earthling a movie on the mistreatment of animals around the world