A Remedy for the Mistreatment of Animals
The mistreatment of animals can invoke a feeling of anger within us. Although this heart-felt rage concerning animal abuse may bring our attention to a variety of injustices, it steals our thoughts and focus away from what we can do to make a positive change. When we focus our attention on finding solutions, we are empowered to make a difference and we can better serve our beloved animal friends.
Due to the explosion of social media, we are constantly barraged with scenarios in which animals are mistreated. Unfortunately, there is little benefit in highlighting a problem without offering useful solutions to solve it. We too are part of the problem when we take the time to voice our anger yet put no effort toward making the situation better. The next time you feel your anger ignite over how our beloved animals are treated, I encourage you to tip the scales of justice (or injustice) with suggestions and solutions that can lead to right action. We can all use social media to make the world a better place for both ourselves and our animals.
I know from personal experience that taking measures in favor of animal rights can be very empowering. Some time ago, I made the choice to eat no meat (not because I think it is harmful) but due to the fact that I do not want to support an industry that is complicit in the mistreatment of animals. I am not suggesting that my readers change their eating habits. My own personal decision to do so is simply a reflection of my contribution to the welfare of animals. There are many ways for you to contribute as well. You may choose to buy cosmetics that are not tested on animals or made with animal products. Adopt your next pet from a shelter rather than purchasing from a breeder. Make a donation to an animal rescue organization. There are so many ways to become a part of the solution. As more people unite, we may even get the attention of the cattle industry and convince them to become more humane in their treatment of animals, as well.
It makes me feel good to make a difference in the lives of animals. No matter how small our individual contributions may be, collectively we can make a huge difference in the lives of our four-legged friends. Each and every day, these beautiful creatures make the world a better place for us. Let’s all do our part this week (and every week) in the creation of a more loving world for them as well!
Have a great rest of the week and keep shining.